Jaguar celebrates 75th birthday with XKR 75 special

Jaguar celebrates 75th birthday with XKR 75 special

Jaguar has just announced that its high-power XKR 75 special edition will make its public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed held in the UK on July 2. The iconic company has developed the Jaguar XKR 75 to celebrate the brand’s 75th anniversary and like the name suggests it will be limited to just 75 units.

Motivation comes from the standard 5.0-litre supercharged engine but it has been tweaked to deliver 530Hp and 655Nm of torque to the rear wheels.  Top speed is limited to 280km/h and Jaguar claims it can rocket from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. By comparison the standard version of the model is limited to 250 km/h and requires 4.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

To assist with handling the Jaguar XKR 75 comes with an upgraded suspension package that offers better stability during cornering. This includes stiffer springs a 15mm lower ride height and re-tuned Adaptive Dynamics damper control software.

Other changes include an aerodynamic body kit with a unique front splitter, side sills extensions, a rear diffuser and larger rear spoiler, while the coupe also gets red brake callipers and 20-inch Vortex forged lightweight alloy wheels. The XKR 75 will be offered in a new Stratus Grey colour scheme with owners given the option to apply a unique body graphic that runs from the front bumper to the rear haunches.

Inside, the XKR 75’s is finished in Charcoal leather with ivory stitching and features a piano black fascia and centre console and Jet suedecloth headlining.

Since you want everybody to know about the extra power under the hood of the Jaguar XKR 75, the company is offering it with a new exhaust system that has “improved acoustics to match performance”.

Mike O’Driscoll, managing director, Jaguar Cars, had this to say, “The XKR 75 will provide owners with exclusivity, excitement and a hint of Jaguar’s great heritage. This is a fitting way to celebrate the sporting credentials of the XK marque in the 75th year of the Jaguar name.”

Jaguar has just announced that its high-power XKR 75 special edition will make its public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed held in the UK on July 2. The iconic company has developed the Jaguar XKR 75 to celebrate the brand’s 75th anniversary and like the name suggests it will be limited to just 75 units.

Motivation comes from the standard 5.0-litre supercharged engine but it has been tweaked to deliver 530Hp and 655Nm of torque to the rear wheels.  Top speed is limited to 280km/h and Jaguar claims it can rocket from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. By comparison the standard version of the model is limited to 250 km/h and requires 4.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

To assist with handling the Jaguar XKR 75 comes with an upgraded suspension package that offers better stability during cornering. This includes stiffer springs a 15mm lower ride height and re-tuned Adaptive Dynamics damper control software.

Other changes include an aerodynamic body kit with a unique front splitter, side sills extensions, a rear diffuser and larger rear spoiler, while the coupe also gets red brake callipers and 20-inch Vortex forged lightweight alloy wheels. The XKR 75 will be offered in a new Stratus Grey colour scheme with owners given the option to apply a unique body graphic that runs from the front bumper to the rear haunches.

Inside, the XKR 75’s is finished in Charcoal leather with ivory stitching and features a piano black fascia and centre console and Jet suedecloth headlining.

Since you want everybody to know about the extra power under the hood of the Jaguar XKR 75, the company is offering it with a new exhaust system that has “improved acoustics to match performance”.

Mike O’Driscoll, managing director, Jaguar Cars, had this to say, “The XKR 75 will provide owners with exclusivity, excitement and a hint of Jaguar’s great heritage. This is a fitting way to celebrate the sporting credentials of the XK marque in the 75th year of the Jaguar name.”

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