2001 Jaguar XKR-R Concept


2001 Jaguar XKR-R Concept

2001 Jaguar XKR-R Concept

The ultimate expression of Jaguar’s top-of-the-line XKR-R is motivated by a supercharged V-8 engine boosted to over 400 horsepower. Not a single component escaped Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team’s attention in the metamorphosis from stock XKR to the unique XKR-R, from the shape of the front bumper to the quad-outlet exhaust.

SVO began strengthening the rear by installing an eight-point roll-bar. The rear suspension is greatly revised from the stock XKR, and features the entire rear floor area from the S-TYPE sedan, along with the rear axle from an S-TYPE. The new axle provides for a better range of adjustment and tuning.

The XKR-R rides lower than a stock XK8 by 30 millimeters, and the purposeful look of the car is further accentuated by the fitting of Jaguar’s own 20-inch BBS-sourced R-Performance wheels. The wheels are filled with Jaguar’s Brembo-sourced R-Performance brake calipers and cross-drilled rotors. With the addition of specially produced front and rear bumpers, sculptured rocker panels and trunk lid spoiler, the car looks more purposeful and aggressive.

Inside, the XKR-R is a showcase for planned R-Performance dealer-installed options and one-off components. In addition to the rollbar, SVO installed Recaro racing seats and four-point seatbelts.

Behind the engine, SVO replaced the stock five-speed automatic transmission with a customized Tremec T-56 six-speed manual unit, similar to that found in the Dodge Viper and Chevrolet Corvette. The T56 is a stout unit, and paired with an AP Racing twin-plate clutch, is a suitable partner for the XKR-R’s power and torque.

Jaguar XKR-R Concept Video

In Detail

engine AJ-V8
position Front
displacement 3996 cc / 243.9 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 86 mm / 3.39 in
power 298.3 kw / 400.0 bhp
specific output 100.1 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 542.33 nm / 400.0 ft lbs
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
front tires 255/35ZR20
rear tires 285/30ZR20
front brakes Brembro Cross Drilled Discs w/4-Pot Calipers & ABS
f brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakes Brembro Cross Drilled Discs w/4-Pot Calipers & ABS
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20.0 x 9.0 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20.0 x 10.0 in
f suspension Independant Double Wishbones w/Coil Over Shock Reservoir Units a
r suspension Independant Double Wishbones w/Coil Over Shock Reservoir Units a
transmission Tremec T56 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1, :1
top speed ~289.7 kph / 180.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.6 seconds
drag Cd