Report: Jaguar’s to do more RS GT models, will compete with Mercedes AMG Black Series cars

May 8th, 2013 by Road Test TV

Jaguar XKR-S GT 1

At the 2013 New York Auto Show, Jaguar unveiled yet another extreme version of the XK. Known as the Jaguar XKR-S GT, the model pushes 550-hp from its 5.0 liter V8 allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. So what’s all this GT talk about?

According to Jaguar design studio director Wayne Burgess, the ‘GT’ badge is being built up inside Jaguar for hand-built special edition models which will be aimed at wealthy customers.

Think of the Jaguar GT models as their answer to Mercedes-Benz AMG’s Black Series lineup.

So, while the R and the RS badges attract enthusiasts, the RS GT models will be hand-built and will demand a higher price tag for more exclusivity.

Source: Edmunds

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