Jaguar Plans to Build more R-S GT Models
Earlier this year at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Jaguar unveiled the 2014 XKR-S GT - a special edition initially intended to be limited to only 30 units, but due to high demand, increased to 50 units. Now, in an interview with Edmunds, Jaguar’s design studio director Wayne Burgess confirmed that the company plans to offer more R-S GT models.
Burgess said that the R-S GT line will become something similar to the Black Series models offered by Mercedes. He said that starting at this point, all the future models will get an "R" version, while the "R-S" version will be offered for more extreme enthusiast-focused variants. He added that the "R-S GT" badge will be used for for limited-run, hand-built special editions.
Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar XKR-S GT.
When launched at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the XKR-S GT made quite a splash. As a result of its awesome reception, Jag will up its production run to as many as 50 units — up from the initial 30 units.
The model is distinguished by an exclusive aerodynamic package made in carbon fiber that includes a new front splitter, extended wheel arch spats, a rear diffuser and a large fixed rear wing. The model is painted in exclusive Polaris White with unique graphics and a Jaguar “R-S GT” logo on the hood.
The XKR-S GT is powered by 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque. The model can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.