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2009 Jaguar XKR Portfolio Special Edition

Jaguar will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the 2009 XKR Portfolio Special Edition, a model that follow the e success of the first XKR Portfolio model launched in 2007. The 2009 XKR Portfolio will go on sale in selected markets from June 2008.

Jaguar XKR Portfolio Special Edition

It is powered by a supercharged 4.2 liter V8 engine that delivers 420 hp. The engine is mated by a six-speed Jaguar Sequential Shift Transmission with paddleshift gear change for driver-focused dynamic performance. Every XKR benefits from its advanced aluminum construction, which ensures that it’s striking looks are matched by a dynamic, lightweight chassis.

Jaguar XKR Portfolio Special Edition

XKR Portfolio’s Alcon R Performance braking system is the result of close collaboration between leading brake manufacturer Alcon and Jaguar’s engineers who together carried out extensive testing at Jaguar’s specialist engineering center, based at the Nurburgring in Germany. Boasting the largest brake discs ever fitted to a production Jaguar – with 400mm front brake discs and powerful six-piston callipers, while at the rear four-piston callipers operate on 350mm discs – the XKR Portfolio’s brakes produce fade-free performance time and time again whilst maintaining Jaguar’s renowned blend of refinement and stopping power.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Jaguar XK Jaguar XK R Portfolio is an exceptional sports car defined by dramatic beauty and effortless performance. Available as either convertible or coupe, and built in limited numbers, the XKR Portfolio adds highly crafted levels of luxury, premium equipment and exclusivity.

Portfolio is a name that defines a series of highly luxurious special edition vehicles from Jaguar. Following on from the success of the first XKR Portfolio model launched in 2007, the 2009 MY XKR Portfolio, shown for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008, goes on sale in selected markets from June 2008

Advanced lightweight aluminum body construction, 420bhp supercharged 4.2 liter V8 engine and six-speed Jaguar Sequential Shift Transmission with paddleshift gear change for driver-focused dynamic performance

Exterior sporting cues include

  • Exclusive Shadow Grey metallic paint color
  • 20-inch Selena alloy wheels with a unique shadow finish and red Jaguar ’Heritage’ center badge
  • A choice of dark grey or black hood colors for the convertible
  • Milled aluminum power vents
  • Portfolio trunk lid signature badge
  • Alcon® R Performance braking system with red calipers - 400mm six-pot front/ 350mm four-pot rear - the largest ever fitted to a production Jaguar

The unique interior specification includes

  • Soft-grain, contrast stitched leather to the 16-way seats, instrument panel, center console, door inners, rear side panels and steering – in a choice of either Charcoal with Cranberry twin needle stitching or Ivory with Slate twin needle stitching
  • A choice of new Rich Oak veneer or Engine Spin Aluminum fascia finish, the latter with Piano Black instrument panel
  • Alloy and leather gear selector and alloy gate surround
  • Unique tread plates with Portfolio script and leather edged carpet mats
  • Alston luxury headlining
  • Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, with 525W Premium audio, featuring low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and aluminum dome speakers, designed and tuned specifically for XK

Following the success of the special edition XKR Portfolio last year, Jaguar’s design team has created a new XKR Portfolio - available in June 2008 – combining distinctive styling with luxurious interior touches to create a model that is a supreme Grand Tourer with the performance and dynamics of a true sports car.

"The Jaguar XKR epitomizes Jaguar’s commitment to creating beautiful, fast cars. The XKR Portfolio has been crafted using exquisite modern materials - from the use of aluminum inside and out to the stylish cabin’s soft-grain leather with twin-needle stitching, hand-crafted veneers and luxury Alston headlining," commented Design Director Ian Callum.

Complementing the carefully considered interior, the XKR Portfolio enhances the already powerful sporting styling cues of the XKR with an exclusive Shadow Grey exterior paint and new 20-inch Selena alloy wheels with a unique shadow finish and a red Jaguar ’Heritage’ center badge, coupled with Alcon R Performance brakes with red calipers.

Every XKR benefits from its advanced aluminum construction, which ensures that it’s striking looks are matched by a dynamic, lightweight chassis. Powered by a 420bhp 4.2 liter V8 supercharged engine, the XKR delivers excellent performance, supremely confident handling and excellent stopping power.

XKR Portfolio’s Alcon R Performance braking system is the result of close collaboration between leading brake manufacturer Alcon and Jaguar’s engineers who together carried out extensive testing at Jaguar’s specialist engineering center, based at the Nurburgring in Germany. Boasting the largest brake discs ever fitted to a production Jaguar – with 400mm front brake discs and powerful six-piston callipers, while at the rear four-piston callipers operate on 350mm discs – the XKR Portfolio’s brakes produce fade-free performance time and time again whilst maintaining Jaguar’s renowned blend of refinement and stopping power.

A sumptuous blend of luxury and sporting cues further differentiate the XKR Portfolio’s interior from the XKR with the choice of a new Rich Oak veneer or Engine Spin Aluminum with Piano Black center console and soft-grain, contrast stitched leather throughout the cabin. An alloy and leather gear selector with alloy surround, unique tread plates with Portfolio script and Alston luxury headlining complete the bespoke feel of the interior.

Taking Jaguar’s 525W Premium Audio system with Pro Logic II surround sound as a starting point, Bowers & Wilkins have tuned a signature speaker system specifically for the XKR Portfolio’s cabin. High output, low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and specially designed aluminum-dome tweeters deliver superb mid-range and extended high-frequency responses.

The Jaguar XKR Portfolio is available to order now.


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1 comments:

Just bought one last week. I owned an AMG 55 for last 3 years, so miss a lot of small luxury things, like auto close the trunk, (space in the trunk) I hate that I can not lock the car from the back. I don’t like that I am not able to adjust the ride from sport to soft. Worse part is the Nav Radio screen, it is so slow. They gray it out if your moving is crazy, on the freeway I want my wife to put in an address, not have to get off freeway to add one. Compared to the delays for just changing the radio this seems ridiculous. Plus the sound system is far below the Mercedes. Tell the truth if I realized how the screen was going to bug me and how bad the sound sounds I would have not bought it. Plus I don’t want to agree to use of Nav EVERY time I turn the car on. I also hate how long the park-tronics stays on after it goes off, I have to kill it manually or live with it for 30-40 seconds. All the touch screen features should be instant. Plus the reception is terrible, static on even my best stations, dealer agrees they all are the same since they replaced the whip antenna . If you use the source selector on the steering wheel, it seems to get stuck on Satellite selection forever, with a number to sign up. So I have to look at advertising for the next 3 years? I don’t want it. Go away. The car drives like a dream. I will give it that. Maybe after a few weeks I will mellow out. I love the way it looks and gets looks. The Ipod and CD sound great, but you can not have surround sound with Radio, I think next year the HD radio might be better. Not all Portfolios come with Alcon R Performance braking system. Mine did not but seems to stop just fine. I just wish I could get into the source code of the Screen for Nav and Radio, we could fix it in a few hours. My guess their programmer never drove one for a weekend or owned a cheap Garmin GPS

I will report more later if someone post something. Looking for a forum that might give me some tips.

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