Jaguar unveiled the C-X75 Concept car at the 2010 Paris Auto Show to show everyone that they had plenty of potential left to uncover as an automaker. And, although the concept was a huge success and served its purpose, Jaguar still needed to prove that this potential prevailed in more than just a design study. Now, under Tata ’s influential arm, Jaguar is looking into building "a more accessible variation of the C-X75 concept." Turns out the translation of this statement is a sports car with the C-X75 look and a more conventional engine. There are no details for this model just yet, nor is there any official confirmation of its production, but we’re adding it to our list of models likely to be built within the next few years.
Tata’s influence over Jaguar is further illustrated in their future lineup, which includes a lightweight XKR R-type Spyder, a high-performance diesel, and, yes, a crossover that will take on models like the Audi Q5. The British luxury automaker is also working on a coupe version of the current XJ luxury sedan featuring a shortened wheelbase and described as "much more dynamic and emotional than a Mercedes CL."
Jaguar unveiled the special edition XKR 75 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to mark the company’s 75th anniversary. This celebratory model is equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged engine that delivers 530 HP and 655 Nm of torque, but the German tuner,Arden, is giving Jaguar XKR 75 owners a little more to celebrate about with modification for the model.
Thanks to the alignment and matching of the engine management, a high-performance sport exhaust system with sport catalysts, and a matching silencer for a full bodied V8 sound, the engine now delivers 580 HP and 720 NM of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 4.3 (4.4 seconds for standard version) seconds, while top speed goes up to 189 mph (up from a standard 174 mph).
The tuning package also includes a lowered suspension as a result of using firmer springs, a set of 21" multi-part Arden Sportline wheels, handmade stainless steel grilles, daytime running lights, and an Arden Jaguar hood ornament.
At this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours , Jaguar will be unveiling the special edition XKR175. This special edition will be limited to 175 units (15 of them allocated for the Canadian market), each carrying a price tag of $104,500.
The new XKR175 will be powered by a supercharged V8 engine that will deliver 510hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. Top speed will be increased to 174 mph. This special edition will be distinguished by a revised aerodynamic package that includes a new front air dam, new side sills, a new rear diffuser, and a larger rear spoiler. The classy look of Jaguar will be maintained with new 20-inch Kasuga 10-spoke alloy wheels, red brake calipers, and an Ultimate Black exterior paint.
The interior of the Jaguar XKR175 will get door sill tread plates reading "XKR175 – 1 of 175" while the leather is finished in Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching. The look will be completed with Piano Black wood veneer.
Updated 08/26/2010: Jaguar has released two new videos of their special edition XKR175 unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours. Check them out!
For this top ten, we are going to set the price cap at $120,000, if you can call that a cap. That should eliminate most of the extreme vehicles, but keep the basic Porsches and so on within the limits.
What kinds of things are we looking for with high-end sports cars? Obviously, they need to be fast with agile handling and excellent driving dynamics. The car needs to look stunning with a functional yet stylish interior. It would also be great if it could stand the test of time, so reliability is also a factor.
When most people think of Pebble Beach they think of hitting a little while ball with a club next to the most beautiful scenery in the United States. We don’t think of those sort of things though. We think of the automotive festivities that take place on the coast.
This year, we had many cars that were shown. There were new cars like the new Ford Mustang Boss 302 , and there were old cars like the Ferrari F40 birthday collection. In total, 2010 was a spectacular year at the beach for petrol heads.
With all the new car introductions and high-end auctions, automotive lovers of any age will love the extravaganza that was the Pebble Beach Week in California.
We have compiled a list of every new car that was shown in Cali, and some of them are truly amazing. There is even a F1 looking car.
Jaguar will bring the special edition XKR 75 to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. As you might have guessed from the name, this special edition was built to celebrate Jaguar’s 75th anniversary, next to theXK 75 Edition unveiled a few days ago in Australia.
The XKR 75 is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged engine that delivers 530 HP (a standard XKR develops 510 HP) and 655 Nm of torque. The top speed is limited to 174 mph and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4.4 seconds.
The special edition is distinguished by revised suspension and handling, a revised aerodynamic body pack with a front splitter, side sills extensions, a rear diffuser, and a larger rear spoiler. It comes painted in a Stratus Grey finish with red brake calipers to create a remarkable contrast to the 20-inch gloss Vortex forged lightweight alloys.
The XKR 75 will be limited to only 75 units and will go on sale in July. In UK it will be priced at £85,500.
At its official unveiling at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the special edition Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special made quite a sensation. Now the company has decided to put the car into production and latest reports suggest the production version has made the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 58 seconds. Granted, that’s no 6 min 58.16 seconds provided to us by the Ferrari 599XX , but it’s impressive nonetheless.
During an interview at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Jaguar’s managing director, Mike O’Driscoll said "This is definitely not a level of performance anyone would have associated with the XKR before now." He also said the production version will have a top speed of 186 mph.
The 2009 Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special was powered by a supercharged 5.0 Liter V8 pumping out 510 HP. It was painted in a lime green exterior color and featured a lowered suspension, 21" alloys, and a tweaked exhaust system.
For a company that hasn’t exactly produced scorching results in racing competitions it’s participated in recently, Jaguar is hell-bent on returning to its perch as a racing team to be feared. In the latest episode of the Jaguar Return to Glory video series, the RSR team leaves no stones unturned on their passion for racing and desire to build the RSR XKR GT2 as a race car that’s capable of racing with the best of the best and the elite of the elite.
If there’s one video that provides you with everything you need to know about how the men and women behind the scenes work together to make the RSR racing team live up to its enormous potential, this episode of the Return to Glory video series is about as good as it gets. These guys live for racing and they’re working their hardest to make sure that the product is capable of producing results.
What goes on in building a race car? That’s a question that’s been asked by curious bees since time immemorial, but since the whole process takes a long time to be documented in detail, Jaguar ’s US-based racing team, Jaguar RSR, was kind enough to show us how they built their XKR-based GT2 racer from the ground up - in a little more than 30 seconds.
While the specific details of the whole process are a little too fast for our liking, the time-lapse video does show us a quick overview of the building process of the car that’s scheduled to compete at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of the brand’s 75th anniversary.
Harris takes the new Audi supercar up to task against some of its brethren including a Porsche 911 Turbo , a Jaguar XKR , and a Ferrari California . Harris each takes turns on each supercar, describing the pros and cons of each and decides which of these four powerhouse supercars people should get more bang for their buck.
If there’s somebody who knows his way around super cars, it’s Chris Harris. His opinion shouldn’t be taken lightly by those getting ready to invest on any of these four high-powered machines.