On July the 2nd at the Goodwood Festival of speed event, Jaguar would be celebrating their 75th anniversary and they are displaying a hotter version of the XKR coupe to commemorate the event. However, there will only be 75 units of the car ever made and would be made available only in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium. Named the XJR 75, this car would have some enhancements both in performance and looks than the standard XKR.
The engine of the XKR, which is a 5.0 liter supercharged unit has been tweaked to liberate an impressive 530 horse along with 655 Nm or 483 lb-ft of torque. This is an increase of 20 hp in power output and 30 Nm in torque over the standard engine. This has also made the XJR 75 quicker off the block by 0.2 seconds, doing the 0 to 60 mph (96 kmph) in 4.4 seconds compared to the 4.6 seconds of the XKR. Top speed of the car would be 174 mph or 280 kmph.
The XKR 75’s suspension too has been worked on so that there’s now a stiffer spring setup. while the ride height has gone down by 15 mm. The Adaptive Dynamics damper control software and the Active Differential Control have also been retuned and a louder exhaust system to match a sports car has been added.
The design of the car has been made more aerodynamic with a front splitter, rear diffuser, and larger rear spoiler with side sill extensions too finding place in the scheme of things. Red brake calipers and Vortex forged alloy wheels of 20 inch dia is also added to enhance the exterior of the car. The car would come in Stratus Grey finish though the option would be left to the owner to apply a body fabric that would run from front to rear bumper.
For the interior the car would have Charcoal finish and upholstery stitched in ivory with a piano black finish to the facia and center console, the headlining would have a jet suede cloth.
The new Jaguar is expected to be priced at £85,500 OTR and bookings would open in the UK from July 2010 with sales commencing in October.