The most extreme road-legal Jaguar yet is set to go on sale in the UK.
The XKR-S GT is a track-focused but still road-legal version of the XKR-S coupé that had originally only been planned for sale in North America. But 10 units priced at £135,000 each are now destined for UK customers, in right-hand drive, on the back of strong demand.
The XKR-S GT uses the same 542bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8 as the XKR-S, but the 0-60mph time is cut by 0.3sec to 3.9sec. Features over a standard XKR-S include a bespoke aerodynamic package with a rear diffuser and fixed rear wing, more focused suspension settings with race-derived active dampers, wider tracks, carbon-ceramic brakes, a new, quicker steering system and lightweight 20in alloys shod in high-performance tyres.
Developed by Jaguar’s special Engineered To Order (ETO) division, the XKR-S GT is the fastest regular production Jaguar to lap the Nürburgring, with a time of 7min 40sec.