We’ve seen the XKR-S, the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar ever built. Jaguar ups the ante with the XKR-S GT. A mouthful name for what will be one of the most rarest Jaguar ‘R’ cars as production will be limited to 30 units. The XKR-S GT, was developed by Jaguar’s ETO division and Jaguar says, is the ultimate road-going but track-ready version of the XK coupe. The XKR-S GT reaches 60mph in 3.9 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.
To start with the XKR-S GT is an evolution of the XKR-S. Most of the development time has gone into optimizing the car’s aerodynamics. A carbon-fibre front splitter, dive planes, extended wheelarch spats, an elevated rear wing, rear diffuser and an aluminium valance enable the XKR-S GT to achieve maximum downforce of 145kg.

The XKR-S GT also gets a carbon ceramic brake system, for the first time in a production Jaguar. 398mm discs up front and and 380mm discs at the rear work with six- and four-piston monoblock calipers respectively to bring this lithe monster to a halt.

A wider front track, increased camber, revised bushings, a new steering system and faster steering ratio all improve handling. Height-adjustable and bespoke adaptive dampers feature a race-derived twin spring system.

The powerplant is the 550PS, 680Nm supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine and power is transmitted to the wheels through a six-speed transmission and active electronic differential.

New, wider, 20-inch forged and lightweight alloy wheels are designed to optimise brake cooling and are shod with Pirelli Corsa 255/35 front and 305/30 rear tyres to maximise grip.

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What sets the XKR-S GT apart from the XKR-S ?

Carbon ceramic brake systems as mentioned above.

Electronic Pre-Fill system pressurises braking system and maximises braking performance.

The aerodynamic aids mentioned ealier help the XKR-S GT achieve a maximum downforce figure of 145kg (320lb) at the XKR-S GT’s electronically limited top speed of 300 kph.

The addition of race-derived, height-adjustable and retuned adaptive dampers with twin-spring system. Spring rates have increased by 68% at the front and 25% at the rear.

New development of front and rear suspension with experience drawn from the development of the F-TYPE sports car

The fitment of an F-TYPE steering rack for enhanced agility

New, wider 20-inch forged alloy wheels shod with Pirelli Corsa 255/35 front and 305/30 rear tyres for maximised grip

As in other Jaguar supercharged cars, the bonnet louvres aid engine cooling and reduce under-bonnet air pressure