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Christopher Bruce2013-04-08 16:26:21

Jaguar Considering Extra XKR-S GTs for Europe

Production as high as 50 cars

 
 
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Jaguar says that it might increase production of the XKR-S GT for Europe

JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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revealed its XKR-S GTXKR-S GTJaguar XKR-S GTUnited Kingdom, 2013 > present17 photos
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at the New York Auto Show and initially planned to build 30 cars only for North America. It is beginning to change its mind after seeing demand for the limited edition car in Europe. It may build an extra run of GTs to satisfy European demand. 

“It is possible the production run will reach 50. The initial cap was set to define the business case but, thankfully, there is room for more," said Jaguar brand director Adrian Hallmark.

The XKR-S GT uses the same 542hp 5.0-liter V8 in the XKR-S but gets new aerodynamic aids, carbon fiber body parts and major upgrades to the suspension and brakes. Jaguar claims that it will lap the Nordschleife in under 7:40, on par with a Ferrari 458458 ItaliaFerrari 458 ItaliaItaly, 2009 > present20 photos
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Jaguar admits that power could have been increased further, but it wanted to focus on the handling for the GT.

It also says that the GT is just the beginning for its plans. It will incorporate the changes to the GT into future cars.

Source: Autocar

Encyclopedia
JaguarJaguar
XKXK
XK Gen.2XK Gen.2
XKR-S GTXKR-S GT
Engine
V 8
Displacement
305 cu in
Top Speed
186 mph
Transmission
6, Automatic
Maximum power
543 hp
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
19.12 US MPG
price
$ 132.925
annual ownership cost
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