Exclusivity is the scorching button in modern horsepower wars. Jaguar is keeping in pace with this tendency debuting their 2014 XKR-S GT. A track-ready and street authorized edition of the XK Coupe. Developed by the Jaguar ETO division, an in-house forte vehicle group, the supercar is assemble on an all aluminum body structure and collect using aerospace derivative aluminum bonding and fascinating techniques.
The XKR-S GT features bespoke aerodynamic apparatus to increase down force, and have new deferral and steering systems intended to maximize high-speed cornering ability. The GT attain a maximum down force of 320lbs during the addition of aerodynamic aids counting a carbon-fiber front splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, an eminent rear wing, rear diffuser and aluminum under tray.
Powered by a 550hp, 502 lb. ft. supercharged 5.0L V8 engine coupled to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission and vigorous automatically controlled raise differential. The XKR-S GT dash from 0-60 in 3.9s with an electronically limited top speed of 186mph. Of course an vigorous fatigue system for reduced backpressure and improved acoustic character give the leaping cat its trademark growl.
A carbon pottery brake system, featuring 398mm and 380mm front/rear rotors capped satisfactorily by six- and four-piston monoblock calipers keep with the cars track ready premise. This is the first time such a brake system has been fixed to a manufacture Jaguar vehicle.
Suspension changes include a wider front track, increased curvature, revise bushings, a new steering system and faster steering ratio. Height-adjustable adaptive dampers feature a race-derived double spring system, spring rates augmented by 68% at the front and 25% at the rear. Wider, 20-inch lightweight bogus alloy wheels are intended to exploit brake cooling and are enfold with 255/35-20 and 305/30-20 Pirelli Corsa tires.
30 of examples will create their way to choose showrooms (if they even make it that far). 25 are set to hit U.S. roads, while the enduring five will find homes in Canada. With an optional MSRP of $174,000 propose diehard Jaguar fans will fight over the models awaiting the company essentially develops a XJ220 replacement. The cars are set to appear a bit in August 2013.