Jaguar has revealed that an exclusive XKR 75 will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week. 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.
Jaguar engineers increased the power and torque of the 5.0 liter supercharged engine to 530PS and 655Nm. While the limited edition model’s top speed is electronically limited to 280km/h (174mph), the XKR 75’s 0-100km/h (62mph) acceleration time is reduced from 4.6 to 4.4 seconds compared to the standard 510PS XKR.
Additionally, the Jaguar XKR 75 features revised suspension and handling. To ensure the 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 XKR’s computerised Active Differential Control also adjusts to reduce steering sensitivity at very high speeds, further improving stability and driver control. An improved acoustics package for the semi-active sports exhaust complements the package.
The XKR 75 features a new Stratus Grey finish. Red brake callipers contrast the 20 inch gloss Vortex forged lightweight alloys with 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 with ivory stitch, piano black finish to facia and centre console and a Jet suedecloth headlining.