This year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Jaguar will celebrate XK’s 60th anniversary. At the event Jaguar will bring the XKR-S, two XK 120’s, the historic ’NUB’ and ’LWK’ and an XK 140. Another special model will be the long-nose Jaguar D-type, famous for winning Le Mans in 1957.
Jaguar’s fastest ever production XK – the XKR-S – will grace the Goodwood hill in the supercar run throughout the weekend. This limited edition vehicle is powered by Jaguar’s acclaimed 4.2-litre V8 supercharged engine and is capable of 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 174mph. The XKR-S is for the true Jaguar enthusiast, delivering a combination of high speed performance, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that is unique to Jaguar.
The record-breaking XK 120 ’Montlhéry’ Fixed Head Coupe is one of the three 1950s XK’s to take part in the ’Classic Endurance Cars’ hill climb. This car is famous for its part in the ’Seven Days and Seven Nights’ event where it was driven by Stirling Moss, Bert Hadley, Jack Fairman and Leslie Johnson. It averaged 100.31mph (161.43km/h) for seven days and nights covering 16,851 miles.
The fixed head coupe will be joined by ’NUB 120’, the XK 120 that is recognised for establishing Jaguar’s motor sport credentials. ’NUB 120’ was privately owned and campaigned by Ian Appleyard and his wife Patricia, Sir William Lyons’ daughter, who acted as navigator.