2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT Takes Fiercest Feline Further

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Mar 26, 2013
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    If there were any car to overshadow the 542-horsepower Jaguar XJR that's coming to the New York Auto Show, this is it. Meet the Jaguar XKR-S GT – a street-legal, higher-performance version of the already hardcore XKR-S that will be headed to North America in very limited quantities. Only 30 will be offered on our continent, with 25 earmarked for the United States and the remaining five going to Canada. The cost of entry? US$174,000 when it goes on sale this August (Canadian pricing is still to come).

    What that gets you is a coupe that is, without any doubt, ready to attack any racetrack it might encounter. The XKR-S' supercharged 5.0-litre V8 has not been upgraded in terms of power – not that 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque is anything to sneeze at – but instead, Jaguar focused on tuning the bits of the car that help effectively put all that grunt to the ground. There's a new hood with rows of louvers to aid in engine cooling, and elsewhere on the car's body, you'll find carbon fibre on the redesigned front air splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, as well as a new rear diffuser, an aluminum front under tray and an absolutely massive wing out back to keep downforce to a maximum.

    Underneath that hot body are retuned and height-adjustable adaptive dampers; spring rates have been increased by 68 per cent in front and 25 per cent at the rear versus a standard XKR-S. Most of the front and rear suspension geometry has been upgraded, larger carbon ceramic brakes have been fitted at all four corners, and wider 20-inch forged alloy wheels are found here, wrapped in Pirelli Corsa tires – 255/35-series rubber in front and 305/30-series stuff out back. There's also a revised active exhaust system, which should only improve the already thunderous roar coming out the back of the Jag coupe, and a faster steering rack has been added for improved agility.

    Read press release here: http://ca.autoblog.com/2013/03/26/2014-jaguar-xkr-s-gt-takes-fiercest-feline-further/
     
  2. The absolute last $174,000 car I would buy.
     
  3. I kind of like it.
     
  4. I'm not usually one to call these special performance editions "rice" but come on.
     
  5. This car is supposed tobe an elegant grand tourer not a puerto rican honda accord
     
  6. This car is supposed tobe an elegant grand tourer not a puerto rican honda accord
     
  7. it's got whiskers!
     
  8. i'm not sure i want my jaguar to look like that.
     
  9. i would probably take an ~$80k Lotus Evora over this. Half priced.
     
  10. Glad the base model exists.
     
  11. it's probably overpriced by like, 65k.
     
  12. at first I thought it was a nissan before openign up the pictures.
     
  13. hahaha

    They can't be serious
     
  14. Too early for April Fools jokes....
     
  15. Isn't the new GT3 cheaper? If so that pretty dumb on Jag's part.
     
  16. The fact that this exists, but they aren't racing it at Le Mans tells me the Indians don't really know what Jaguar means...
     
  17. dude, the 997 GT3 RS was only like, 135k.
     

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