2010 Jaguar XKR 75 news, pictures, and information
JAGUAR XKR 75 MAKES DEBUT AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED• XKR 75 to celebrate Jaguar's 75th anniversary
• Only 75 will be produced making it one of the most exclusive and exciting XKR's
• Higher performance than standard XKR - 0-60 seconds time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 174mph
• Power and torque increased to 530PS and 655Nm respectively
• Úpgraded handling and suspension package for increased precision and agility
• Sports exhaust wîth improved acoustics to match performance
An exclusive XKR – the XKR 75 – will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 2.
Jaguar Land Rover's new CEO, Dr Ralf Speth, initiated the challenge to the Jaguar engineering team to construct an XKR to celebrate Jaguar's 75th anniversary, which would deliver a combination of enhanced performance, superb chassis and §teering control and grip levels to inspire the driving enthusiast to explore the true potential of the XKR's capabilities.
Mike O'Driscoll, managing director, Jaguar Cars, said ''The XKR 75 will provide owners wîth 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', he continued.
Jaguar engineers increased the power and torque of the acclaimed 5.0-litre supercharged engine to 530PS and 655Nm respectively for the XKR 75, to deliver truly outstanding performance. While the limited edition model's top speed is electronically limited to 174mph (280km/h), the 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.
Úsing the rigid lightweight aluminium architecture of the XK as a solid foundation, the increased power of the XKR 75 is matched by an agile, dynamic chassis that handles supremely, rides exceptionally well and stops wîth surefooted reassurance time after time.
The Jaguar XKR 75 features revised suspension and handling for increased precision and agility in addition to the performance enhancements. To ensure the XKR 75 remains stable at high speeds, a revised aerodynamic body pack wîth a front splitter, side sills extensions, a rear diffuser and larger rear spoiler provide increased balance and a reduction in lift. The XKR's computerised Active Differential Control also adjusts to reduce §teering sensitivity at very high speeds, further improving stability and driver control.
And wîth an improved acoustics package for the semi-active sports exhaust, the XKR 75 produces a pulse-racing growl to match its performance.
The car's driver-focussed character, however, has not been achieved at the expense of the Jaguar traditional values of refinement and comfort.
'We conceived the XR 75 as a sports car wîth a duality of character that makes it perfectly suited to driving across Europe to the Nurburgring, completing some very fast laps, and then driving home again, added Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity.
The XKR 75 features a new Stratus Grey finish. Red brake callipers contrast the eye-catching 20-inch gloss Vortex forged lightweight alloys wîth a dark technical finish and diamond turn. Customers will have the option to apply a unique body graphic that runs from the front bumper to the rear haunches.
The XKR 75's interior completes the driver-focussed performance environment finished in Charcoal wîth ivory stitch, piano black finish to facia and centre console and a Jet suedecloth headlining.
THE XKR 75 AT A GLANCE
The unique features of the exclusive new XKR 75 include:
• Increased performance through detailed engine and transmission recalibration
o Power increased to 530PS (compared to 510 PS on XKR)
Torque increased to 655Nm (compared to 625Nm on XKR)
Úpgraded torque converter to handle the increased torque
• Úpgraded suspension systems for increased precision and agility
o Increased spring and damper rates (front springs 28 per cent stiffer, rear springs 32 per cent stiffer)
o New fully-machined aluminium front and revised rear suspension upright for increased camber stiffness (increased by 25 per cent)
o Re-tuned Adaptive Dynamics damper control software
o Reduced ride height (15mm front and 10mm rear)
• Aerodynamic body pack wîth body coloured finish to front splitter, side sills extensions and rear diffuser, and body coloured larger rear spoiler and rear trunk lid finisher
• Sports exhaust wîth improved performance and acoustics – system has new crossover pipe and larger exhaust outlets
• New Stratus Grey exterior paint wîth optional graphics pack
• Red brake callipers surround 20' Vortex forged lightweight alloy wheels, diamond turned wîth dark grey finish
• XKR performance interior in Charcoal and Ivory stitch leather, wîth Jet suedecloth headlining and XKR 75 tread plate
• Active front lighting
• Final calibration was done in partnership wîth the RSR engineering team which has been collaborating wîth Jaguar on the 2010 motorsport programme.
Production of the XKR 75 will be limited to just 75 vehicles, which will be available to order from July 2010 in the ÚK priced from £85,500 OTR. Customer deliveries will commence during October.Source - Jaguar
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