Visitors to the Autosport International show at the Birmingham NEC in January got the chance to see the new Jaguar XKR GT3 in the metal for the first time.
The be-winged Jag has been developed by Buckingham-based Apex Motorsports, and will compete in the FIA European GT3 Championship, starting at Silverstone in May. It is not officially backed by Jaguar, though it has been developed with its approval.
The GT3 shares much of its aluminium bodywork and its 4.2-litre supercharged V8 engine with the XKR, though both have been substantially upgraded. Power is up from 420bhp to 475bhp, and the standard auto 'box has been swapped for a six-speed sequential manual unit.