2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 1 April 2013 , 18:04:28 byAngela

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Jaguar XKR-S GT

Jaguar is doing its best to empower its performance lineup and to prove that, know that the specialists have just announced the fact that they plan to introduce the track-focused, but which also works on the road, the 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT. The model will be revealed in an official way at the 2013 edition of the New York International Motor Show.

The new model comes with a carbon-fiber front splitter of race-car wrap-around type. The carbon-fiber twin dive-planes and wheel-arch extensions further the efficiency of airflow around the car while an optimized aluminum front valance serves to smooth airflow under the car, but also enhances engine and brake cooling performance. The new model is capable of reaching an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. The front and rear suspension arms, uprights, wheel bearing, bushings and rear sub-frame are all new. the overall set-up works to increase lateral suspension stiffness for greater precision and responsiveness.

The Adaptive Dynamics have been specifically tuned for the XKR-S GT so that the suspension parameters change to deliver a higher level of body control with maximum traction and grip when the dynamic mode is deployed. This way it offers optimum performance for focused track driving. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered 20-inch forged and lightweight alloy wheels finished in gloss black, covered in Pirelli Corsa performance tires giving a more muscular stance and greatly increasing its grip and stability. Under the hood it hides a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of producing 550 PS and 680 Nm of torque which enables the model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and as we have mentioned above, to accelerate and reach an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.