Jaguar XKR 175 launched in the US; based on XKR Speed Pack that's available in Europe
13 August 2010

Jaguar has launched a special edition XKR for the North American market.

As the name suggests just 175 Jaguar XKR 175 coupés will be made for the US and Canada. The model is based on the XKR Speed Pack that's available in Europe; which means top speed is increased to 174mph, while power and torque from the supercharged V8 remain at 503bhp and 461lb ft respectively.

See the pic of the Jaguar XKR 175

Aerodynamic modifications over a standard XKR include a new front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. Other additions include new 20-inch, 10-spoke Kasuga alloy wheels, red brake callipers and an Ultimate Black exterior paint finish.

Read Autocar's Jaguar XKR Speed Pack first drive

Interior features include individually numbered plaques, Warm Charcoal leather seats with Cranberry stitching and a Piano Black wood veneer,

The car will cost from $104,500 (£67,000) in the US; 15 cars will be available in Canada but the model will not be available in Europe. It will be on display at Pebble Beach this weekend.

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13 August 2010

Dont you love the way Jaguar treat their home market. I know you have different purchase tax, but the US price is SO much less than ours.

13 August 2010

Same engine with a few bodykit. I like the standard XKR. Its a bit like a guy who is well suited wearing a pair of sandals!

13 August 2010

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Dont you love the way Jaguar treat their home market. I know you have different purchase tax, but the US price is SO much less than ours.

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I agree. Alas it is the same with other cars, computers, cameras, toasters, coffee makers and cuddly toys.


13 August 2010

I can see it coming. As Jaguar use up all the bits of the current XK & XKR by having 'Speed', 'Black' & '75' S'pecial Editions' there will be a revised model out in the next 6-12 months. It will probably be when the new M5 comes out & Jag's 5.0 V8 will jump to 550 BHP & 700Nm? A XFR with more power. Mmmmm...

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A smooth, svelte all-rounder of a grand tourer, which can equally cosset and thrill in equal measure when called upon

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