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Jaguar Celebrates 25 Years of R-Badge with New XJR and XKR-S GT

Jaguar has introduced XKR-S GT model, only designed to celebrate the 25 years of the “R” in the Jaguar badge. It will be produced in only 30 copies only for American market. The lineage start with XJR-9 racing car that dominated the World Sports Car Championship in the 1980s, which itself lead to the XJR-S sportscar and XJR sedan in 1988. Numerous performance sedans, coupes and convertibles have followed, but this year at the New York Auto Show, Jaguar capped the range with not one, but two new R models.

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT and XJR

Jaguar XKR-S GT Powered by 5.0-liter V8 engine is backed by a compressor that brings him 550KS and 680 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted through a six-speed automatic to the rear wheels. Such a configuration of this particular model provides a top speed of 180mph and acceleration to 60mph in 3.9 seconds. What XKR-S GT makes it special is a series of aerodynamic modification which comes with new carbon-fiber aero kit that produces 320 pounds of added downforce to help it stay glued to the tarmac, plus 20-inch wheels fitted to a wider front track, an upgraded suspension and for the first time on a road-going Jaguar a set of carbon-ceramic brakes. The price of this car starts at $174,000.

For those who are looking for more luxury there is XJR Sedan. In short, under its hood is a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a compressor (paired with the eight-speed automatic), which has 550 Hp at 6500 r / min. and 680 Nm of torque (at 2500-5500 r / min.), acceleration to 60mph takes 4.6 seconds and top speed is limited to 174mph. XJR also highlights attractive styling (modified bumpers, front spoiler, sills, black honeycomb grill …), and there are new ‘Farallon’ 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, sports exhaust system, modified suspension, improved steering, strong brakes (discs 380 mm and 376 mm), red piston calipers and interior trim. There will be 10 exterior colors, and there is a sound system with 18 speakers (825 watts). XJR Sedan price tag starting at $115,000.

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

2014 Jaguar XJR

2014 Jaguar XJR and XKR-S GT

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Written by Michoni

Milan Jovicic's passion is cars, men fashion and gadgets. As an editor and blogger for Extravaganzi he writes articles about fast and luxury vehicles, yachts and fashion, especially interested in expensive watches. When not working, he enjoys watching F1 and motorcycle racing.

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