Jaguar to sell 10 XKR-S GTs in the UK

OD Newsdesk Published: August 01, 2013, 04:16 PM IST

Jaguar's XKR-S GT sports car was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show this year. It has now been announced that Jaguar will sell 10 units of this vehicle as right-hand-drives in the UK. This increases its original production plan of 30 units only for the US and Canada.

The Jaguar XKR-S GTThe Jaguar XKR-S GT

With deliveries to customers in the UK planned for October 2013, the 'ultimate road-going XK' will carry a price tag of GBP 135,000. The XK recently clocked a lap at 7 minutes and 40 seconds in the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. This officially made it the fastest ever road-going Jaguar in the 'ring.

 The XK recently clocked a lap at 7 minutes and 40 seconds in the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuitThe XK recently clocked a lap at 7 minutes and 40 seconds in the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit

At the heart of the Jaguar is a 5.0-liter V8 engine that dishes out 550PS and 680Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers power and an active electronic differential keeps things tidy. The XK does a 0-100 in about 4 seconds while reaching an electronically limited top speed of 280kmph.

The car gets a dedicated aerodynamic package and suspension tweaks which increase downforce and optimise cornering. An elevated rear wing, rear diffuser, carbon-fiber front splitter, dive planes and extended wheel arch spats are some of the elements used to improve aerodynamics. A better suspension assembly is is present with a wider front track, new bushings, and a steering system with faster steering ratios.

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