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Hot Jaguar XKR 75 revealed
This is the Jaguar XKR 75, a new, hotter, limited edition model built to celebrate the marque's 75th anniversary.

As the name implies, only 75 cars will be built, and they're suitably tuned - the 5.0-litre supercharged engine now has 523bhp and 483lb ft of torque. That means 0-60mph takes 4.4sec (down from 4.6sec), while it has a limited top speed of 174mph.

The handling and supsension has been returned to cope with the extra power and give the car an even sportier edge, while special kit such as a sports exhaust, side sill extensions and unique alloys add to the drama.

It also has a revised aero package, including a front splitter, rear wing and rear diffuser to ensure the car remains stable at high speed.

Jaguar says the modifications have not harmed the XKR's comfort.
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One of the first jag's I like. Looks like they took some subtle clues from Aston.
 

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It still has cheap looking headlights - way too chrome. Looks like a chinese aston rip off.
 

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First Drive Jaguar XKR 75
What’s it like?
In reality, the 75 feels like an entirely different animal compared with the regular XKR. Quite apart from the styling upgrades – which are subtle in isolation but make it look far more purposeful when viewed collectively – the claimed engine outputs are, shall we say, on the gentle side of conservative according to insiders.

Rumour has it that the actual outputs are nearer 540bhp and 515lb ft, hence the reason the 0-60mph time has tumbled to 4.4sec while the 0-100mph sprint now takes just 8.9sec. And the chassis? “We went to town with it really” explains Jaguar’s engineering uber-lord, Mike Cross. “We were still keen to keep the car driveable; to maintain the Jaguar feel. But what we wanted to create was a car that you could drive to the Nurburgring in, set a decent lap time (as in sub eight minutes), and still drive home feeling totally comfortable with.”

Which is why, despite the springs being 28/32 per cent stiffer front and rear, and the ride height being 15/10mm lower front/rear, the 75 still feels instantly like a Jag during those crucial first few moments on the move. Although its exhaust delivers a rousing burst of revs when you fire it up, it settles quickly to a smooth, if fairly potent idle. It’s a mood that is reflected throughout the entire driving experience.

Is it disappointing to discover that there are precisely no changes to the cabin to distinguish it beyond a regular XKR inside? In an obvious sense, yes. Then again, there’s not a whole lot wrong with the XK’s interior, particularly if you throw every available option at it as standard as Jaguar has in this instance.

On the move, it’s hard to see how the XKR 75 could be significantly bettered as an ultra-rapid 2+2 GT car, even by rivals such as the Porsche 911 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. But then the XKR 75 is a quite incredibly well rounded car dynamically, one with which the Aston will always struggle to compete.

Take the way it steers. As ever with Jaguars, the power assistance is quite strong, which means the amount of physical effort required to turn the wheel is unusually light. But once you get used to this and realise that there is feel there, that there is a subtle resistance present, the way in which you interact with the car becomes altogether more cerebral.

Eventually (quite quickly, in fact) you become aware that you can guide the nose towards and through corners with quite extraordinarily little movement on the wheel itself. You get to a point where it really does feel as if you are thinking the car through bends, rather than physically steering it – and when you reach that level, the relationship between car, road and driver becomes uniquely intuitive.

None of which would be possible were the rest of the suspension as beautifully well sorted as it is, of course. Just as in the regular XKR there is a “dynamic drive” button plus a sport function for the paddle shift gearbox, whereby you can alter the damper response, throttle mapping and even the gearchange characteristics. Except on the 75 the parameters have been changed subtly to suit the car’s more aggressive personality, so it feels sharper when you switch the systems on and, conversely, more relaxed somehow when you turn them off.

It’s not quite the full Jekyll and Hyde transformation but the difference in response to all the major controls bar the steering is marked. Again, this level of flexibility – the ability to swap so easily between cruiser and bruiser – distinguishes the Jag above and beyond the majority of its competition.
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Jaguar Debuts XKR175 Coupe Special Edition
Designed exclusively for North America, production of the XKR175 will be limited to 175 vehicles at an MSRP of $104,500 (including destination charge), with 15 of those heading up north to Canada.

Based on the XKR that's powered by a supercharged V8 with 510hp and 461 lb-ft of torque, the special edition receives a revised aerodynamic package incorporating a new front air dam, side sills, a different rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler along with 20-inch alloy wheels and red brake calipers. It will be available only in one color, Jaguar's Ultimate Black paint.

While mechanical components are left intact, the Tata-owned company's engineers raised the car's top speed to an electronically-limited 174mph (280km/h).

Interior upgrades concern the individual door sill tread plates reading "XKR175 - 1 of 175", the 'Warm Charcoal' leather seats with 'Cranberry' stitching and Piano Black wood veneer trim.
 

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Jaguar launches hardcore XKR-S
Due to make its public debut at next week’s Geneva motor show, the XKR-S gets a retuned version of the XKR’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 powerplant. It features an ECU upgrade that takes power to 542bhp, 9bhp more than even the limited-edition XKR-75 (which is now out of production), and torque to 502lb ft, a gain of 41lb ft over a regular XKR.

Jaguar claims a top speed of 186mph and a 0-60mph time of 4.2sec, putting the XKR-S clear of even the hardcore N420 version of Aston’s V8 Vantage (180mph and 4.7sec). In fact, the Jag’s acceleration figure matches that of the V12 Vantage. But the firm is also claiming that the XKR-S is the only car in its class to emit less than 300g/km of CO2.
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Jaguar XK Receives Mild Facelift for the 2012
The most significant changes are found at the front of the XK that gains new and slimmer by 15mm headlamps that incorporate LED signal functions and running lights. There’s also a larger oval grille and new bumper design, while the XKR is distinguished by a black mesh grille.

The power vents along the front wings have been altered from a vertical to horizontal design with a mesh insert and are emblazoned with the Jaguar name. At the rear, the British company tweaked the boot lid design with a slimmer chrome finisher that allows the placement of the Jaguar ‘leaper’ badge, and added LED technology to the tail lamps.

Finally, Jaguar added five new colors to the range and introduced new alloy wheel designs ranging in size from 18 to 20 inches.




 
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