2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT is road-legal but is built to be track-focused

March 26th, 2013 by Road Test TV

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2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT Rundown:

  • Style and Drive Type: Coupe.
  • Power: 5.0 liter V8 making 550-hp and 501 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic with active electronic differential.
  • 0 to 60 mph: 3.9 seconds.
  • Top speed: 186 mph.
  • Price: TBA.

It seems like Jaguar can’t get enough of special-edition XK models. At the 2013 New York Auto Show, the brand’s ETO division will show-off the Jaguar XKR-S GT coupe – a car that is built for the track but is also legal to drive on the road.

“The development of the XKR-S GT demanded an uncompromised approach to enhance aerodynamic downforce, with complementary suspension changes to maximize high-speed cornering ability. In combination with the use of a carbon ceramic braking system, the result is the most focused ‘R’ model Jaguar has ever built which delivers heightened levels of performance and driver reward.” Pete Simkin, Director, ETO Specialist Products, Jaguar.

Power for the Jaguar XKR-S GT comes from a 5 liter supercharged V8 engine making 550-hp and 501 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed transmission, allowing the car to run from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.

Only 30 units for the North American market are scheduled to be produced.

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