Jaguar will build a production version of the XKR Goodwood Special which can lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 58 seconds.

According to a recent report, the Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special has been approved for production.

While attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans, PistonHeads was able to chat with Jaguar's managing director, Mike O'Driscoll, who revealed the production model has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 58 seconds. He added, "This is definitely not a level of performance anyone would have associated with the XKR before now." While he declined to provide additional performance specifications, O'Driscoll said the car will have a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h)

As you may remember, the Goodwood Special was unveiled at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It featured a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque - an increase of 13 hp (10 kW / 13 PS) and 55 lb-ft (74 Nm) over the standard XKR. Other goodies included a lowered suspension, 21-inch alloy wheels, and a modified four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Gallery: Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special approved for production - sets Nurburgring time of 7min 58sec