posted 6 years ago

Exclusive Jaguar XKR 75 debuts at Goodwood Festival

Jaguar has constructed a Jaguar XKR 75 to celebrate Jaguars 75th anniversary

Jaguar has constructed a Jaguar XKR 75 to celebrate Jaguars 75th anniversary. Mike O'Driscoll, managing director, Jaguar Cars, said: "The Jaguar XKR 75 will provide owners with exclusivity, excitement and a hint of Jaguar's great heritage. This is a fitting way to celebrate the sporting credentials of the XK marque in the 75th  year of the Jaguar name.”

Jaguar engineers have increased the power and torque of the acclaimed 5.0-litre supercharged engine to 530PS and 655Nm respectively for the Jaguar XKR 75, to deliver truly outstanding performance. While the limited edition model's top speed is electronically limited to 174mph (280km/h), the Jaguar XKR 75's 0—60mph (100km/h) acceleration time is reduced from 4.6 to 4.4 seconds compared to the standard 510 PS XKR.

The Jaguar XKR 75 features revised suspension and handling for increased precision and agility in addition to the performance enhancements. To ensure the Jaguar XKR 75 remains stable at high speeds, a revised aerodynamic body pack with a front splitter, side sills extensions, a rear diffuser and larger rear spoiler provide increased balance and a reduction in lift. The Jaguar XKR’s computerised Active Differential Control also adjusts to reduce steering sensitivity at very high speeds, further improving stability and driver control.

Production of the Jaguar XKR 75 will be limited to just 75 vehicles, which will be available to order from July 2010 in the UK priced from £85,500 OTR.  Customer deliveries will commence during October.