Exclusive Rarity. Jaguar XKR-S GT
We live in an era where almost every luxury automakers do something rather very exclusive relating to motorsport and tries to bring out something unusual – worth collecting perhaps. Of course the trend is not new to this decade. This is how things have been ever since the evolution of automobiles – motorsport and pure race track engineering has always been the coliseum for car makers to prove their masculinity. Outcome is the exclusive performance division for each luxury marque coming out with rare cars in very limited numbers. For whooping prices certainly! Remember La Ferrari and the Lamborghini Veneno?? There are many more in fact.
We saw this car featuring at this year’s motor show at New York to commemorate Jaguar’s R performance brand’s 25th anniversary. Being developed by the company’s ETO (Engineered to order) division, this is said to be the ultimate track-focused yet road legal iteration of the XK coupe. Only 30 cars to be made initially for the North American market. There are reports that the company may increase the number to 50.
Scintillating performance is taken care by Jaguar’s proven 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, blowing 550PS and
680Nm, driving through a 6-speed transmission and active electronic
differential. The car roars from 0-100 kmph in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 300 kmph. Efficiency is acclaimed tremendous, thanks to technologies incorporated such as spray-guided direct injection (SGDI) and dual independent variable cam timing (DIVCT).
units at the rear – the yellow calipers being branded with ‘Jaguar
Carbon Ceramic’ script – the XKR-S GT assures race-car levels of
fade-free stopping power and brake pedal feel. The car also features a fully active performance exhaust system with valves that open
under load, both enhancing gas-flow and the car’s aural character.
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