Jaguar is strengthening their performance lineup by announcing plans to introduce the 2014 XKR-S GT at the New York Auto Show.
Jaguar is strengthening their performance lineup by announcing plans to introduce the track-focused but road-going 2014 XKR-S GT at the New York Auto Show.
Developed by the company's Engineered to Order (ETO) division, the XKR-S GT has an aggressive exterior with a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber canards and carbon fiber wheel arch spats. There's also a ventilated hood, a carbon fiber diffuser and a massive rear wing. Other changes include an aluminum valance and 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels with Pirelli Corsa tires that measure 255/35 front and 305/30 rear.
The sporty styling carries over to the interior as it is equipped with leather / Alcantara sport seats, red contrast stitching, aluminum paddle shifters and unique sill plates.
Power is provided by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 550 HP (404 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels via an active electronic differential. This enables the XKR-S GT to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).
For improved handling the model has a sport-tuned suspension with revised bushings and new adaptive dampers with a "race-derived twin spring system." Other highlights include a new traction control system, an improved steering system and a carbon ceramic braking system with discs that measure 398mm front / 380mm rear.
Production will be limited to 30 units and they will be available exclusively in Polaris White.
Check out the press release for additional information