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1 of 25 Jaguar XKR-S GT in the US Bound for Mecum Auctions Dallas

1 of 25 Jaguar XKR-S GT in the US Bound for Mecum Auctions Dallas

1 of 25 Jaguar XKR-S GT in the US Bound for Mecum Auctions Dallas

1 of just 25 examples of the Jaguar XKR-S GT delivered in the U.S. is set to cross the auction block at Mecum Auctions Dallas from September 3-6.

This particular example has just 311 miles on the odometer and is certainly one of the nicest examples we’ve come across.

The Jaguar XKR-S GT of course gets a new carbon-fibre front splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, an elevated rear wing, rear diffuser and an aluminium valance. The body modifications allow the Jaguar XKR-S GT to achieve maximum downforce of 145 kg.

Jaguar have developed new front and rear suspension and the XKR-S GT 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 developed a carbon ceramic brake system for the XKR-S GT with six and four-piston monoblock calipers matched to 398 mm and 380 mm discs. The 20-inch forged and lightweight alloy wheels are also wider than ever before while the exterior wears a Polaris White paintjob with unique graphics.

The engine remains the same as the standard XKR-S. That means the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine gets a power rating of 550 hp. Performance is improved for a 0-100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h. Essentially, the car learns from the steps forward Jaguar took with the new F-Type.

1 of 25 Jaguar XKR-S GT in the US Bound for Mecum Auctions Dallas

Inside, the cabin is finished in Warm Charcoal with red accents. It features 16-way electrically adjustable ‘Performance’ seats finished in soft-grain leather and Suedecloth. The Jaguar and R-S GT scripts are integrated into the backrests. The Jaguar XKR-S GT gets a Jet Suedecloth headlining and a Jet Suedecloth steering wheel, with aluminium paddle shifters.

When the XKR-S GT hit the market, prices started at $174,895 so it will be interesting to see how much this example sells for.

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