2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Jaguar-XKR-S GT

  • Competes with: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, Audi R8 GT
  • Looks like: A track-tuned version of the Jaguar XKR coupe, which it is
  • Drivetrain: 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 making 550-hp and 502 lbs.-ft. of torque, six-speed automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: August 2013
  • MSRP: $174,000

The game of supercar one-upsmanship continues between the world's leading luxury automakers, and Jaguar has fired the latest shot with the unveiling of the new 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT coupe. A track-ready but street-legal road racer, the new Jag builds off the super-fast and ultralight XKR-S coupe with the addition of a host of carbon fiber aerodynamic parts and suspension upgrades.

More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage

The most obvious changes are to the body — there's a new carbon fiber front air dam, "dive planes," wheel arch spats, rear wing and rear diffuser to increase downforce to a maximum of 320 pounds at the car's top speed of 186 mph. It's also got a carbon ceramic brake system and a race-derived, height-adjustable twin-spring suspension system. Jaguar has replaced the front and rear suspension arms, uprights, wheel bearings, bushings and the car's rear subframe as well.

There's also a new steering rack with a faster ratio, new 20-inch wheels, an active exhaust system and a new louvered hood to aid in engine cooling. Left alone is the 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine, making 550 horsepower and 502 pounds-feet of torque. Jaguar says it propels the XKR-S GT to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

This is not purely a race car, however, as the interior is still very luxurious. The cockpit is finished in charcoal-and-red leather and suede cloth, with embroidered Jaguar and R-S GT scripts on the backrests. The XKR-S GT comes in any color you desire, provided you desire white with black racing stripes.

Production will be limited to just 30 examples for a few lucky North American buyers — 25 for the U.S., five for Canada. But at $174,000 (excluding destination), it is unlikely that they will be topping anyone's best-seller list anyway.

Comments 

John

Well they finally managed to build an ugly Jag, I did not think I would see this day.

Scott

That spoiler looks like a complete after thought

Infosaur

A $174k tuner car/90's Honda Civic?

Talk about a small market.

"Jaguar, we build discerning automobiles for the 24 IT professinals that still lament the lost of their Teg-swapped Si hatch from High School. And Dave, who will crash his."

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com