2010 Jaguar XKR 175 Celebration Edition review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 12 August 2010 , 12:08:21 byVeronica

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Jaguar XKR 175 Celebration Edition

Jaguar carmaker is celebrating its 75th anniversary and to mark the moment it debuts the limited edition 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe at the McCalls Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center. Actually this is the first time the model shows its face in the US. Under the hood it hides a supercharged V8 engine capable of developing 510 horsepower and 461 lb. ft. of torque. This amount of power enables the car to reach a top speed of 174 mph. all this output is being transferred to the road through 20-inch Kasuga 10-spoke alloy wheels and it has red brake calipers and on the outside it features the Ultimate Black exterior paint. For the interior, the carmaker offered leather finished in Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching accompanied by Piano Black wood veneer. Only 175 units will be produced and the starting price was established at $104.500. 15 units will go for the Canadian customers.

Jaguar celebrates its 75th anniversary today with the debut of the limited edition 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe at the McCalls Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. This is the first appearance of the exclusive sports car in North America.

The XKR175 is powered by a supercharged V8 with 510hp and 461 lb-ft of torque and top speeds raised to an electronically-limited 174mph. To ensure that the XKR175 remains stable at high speeds, a revised aerodynamic package incorporates a new front air dam, new side sills, a new rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler providing increased balance and a reduction in lift. New 20-inch Kasuga 10-spoke alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Ultimate Black exterior paint adorn the car's exterior.

Inside, door sill tread plates reading "XKR175 - 1 of 175" greet the driver and passenger while the leather is finished in Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching, all accompanied by Piano Black wood veneer.

Production of the XKR175 is limited to 175 vehicles at an MSRP of $104,500 (including destination charge). There will be 15 Jaguar XKR175 models for the Canadian market as well.