For the latest epic episode of Chris Harris on Cars, he was handed the keys to the potent 550 hp Jaguar XKRS-GT and let loose on a wet racetrack!
The Jaguar XKR-S GT features a new carbon-fibre front splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, an elevated rear wing, rear diffuser and an aluminium valance. These body modifications allow the Jaguar XKR-S GT to produce an awesome 145kg of downforce.
The engine remains the same as the standard XKR-S. Consequently, the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 pumps out a mighty 550hp. Performance is improved for a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 300km/h.
Unfortunately, Harris was unable to really explore the dry capabilities of the Jaguar XKR-S GT on film, because just as filming concluded in the rain, the track began to dry out. Fortunately, the duo were at the track long enough to compare its wet driving characteristics to those in the dry.
In addition to the aforementioned exterior modifications, Jaguar have also developed new front and rear suspension for the Jaguar XKR-S GT which benefits from a wider track. The suspension features increased camber, revised bushings, a new steering system and faster steering ratio. The dampers feature increased rates of 68% at the front and 25% at the rear.
Jaguar also developed a carbon ceramic brake system for the XKR-S GT with six and four-piston monoblock calipers matched to 398mm and 380mm discs. The 20-inch forged and lightweight alloy wheels are wider than ever before. The exterior wears a Polaris White paintjob with unique graphics.