In their quest to make a properly hot track car based on the XK, Jaguar first launched the XKR, then the XKR-S, and then as a final effort the XKR-S GT. So, has it work? Well, to find out, Chris Harris grabbed the keys to a GT and hit the race track.
Unfortunately, the heavens opened and made the track too slippery for Chris to test the limits of the Jaguar XKR-S GT. But it also provided him with an opportunity to play around with the car:
Jaguar XKR-S GT is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, producing 550PS and 680Nm, driving through a six-speed transmission and active electronic differential. Combined with the aerodynamic and suspension changes, plus revisions to the traction control system’s calibration, the result in straight-line terms is a 0-60mph time of 3.9 seconds. Electronically limited top speed is 186mph (300 km/h).
The car’s fuel economy ratings are 12.3 l/100km, or 23.0 EU mpg, or 17 US mpg, equating to CO2 Emissions of 292 g/km.