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.


Source: Pistonheads

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  (444) posted on 07.20.2011

Well, I don’t think if this car still perform the same since the Ford have sell this brand to Tata manufacturing. I will watch out if they can outweigh the current engine performance of Ford’s work.

  (334) posted on 07.20.2011

With the awesome speed performance and success of the 599, Ferrari have already make a replacement for this model. However, the Jaguar is still busy with modifying the XKR . Well, the power output of the car is impressive but I want to see a more sporty exterior.

  (314) posted on 06.15.2011

Why the hell they are comparing this car on the Ferrari 599XX. Just looking at the lap time record of this Ferrari car during the Nurburgring track the latter is far better than this car.

  (415) posted on 06.15.2011

Wow! I love the paint job of this car! Its platform looks aggressive and the speed performance is quite impressive. However, I think this car would be gas guzzler.

  (515) posted on 06.21.2010

I got your Goodwood right here.... ;D special edition ’n all that too..

  (417) posted on 06.20.2010

Just so long as it comes in something other than that hideous colour. Who the hell wants a 390kW hi-vis vest?

  (666) posted on 06.17.2010

That’s kinda impressive the lime green XKR cranked out 530 horsepower and 515 pound-feet of torque. Well, I guess they might keep the lime green paint in check.

  (379) posted on 06.17.2010

it’s head lamps looks like a teared eye baby. I wonder what car does it compete with.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

Well, it looks competitive enough and it’s performance are well balance to it’s looks.

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