Another special for Jaguar
24th June, 2010
- XKR 75 to celebrate Jaguar's 75thanniversary
- Only 75 will be produced making it one of the most exclusive and exciting XKR's
- Higher performance than standard XKR - 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph
- Power and torque increased to 530 PS and 655 Nm respectively
- Upgraded handling and suspension package for increased precision and agility
- Sports exhaust with improved acoustics to match performance
An exclusive XKR – the XKR 75 – will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 2nd July.
Jaguar Land Rover's new CEO, Dr Ralf Speth, initiated the challenge to the Jaguar engineering team to
construct an XKR to celebrate Jaguar's 75th anniversary, which would deliver a combination of enhanced
performance, superb chassis and steering control and grip levels to inspire the driving enthusiast to
explore the true potential of the XKR's capabilities.
Mike O'Driscoll, managing director, Jaguar Cars, said: "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 engineers increased the power and torque of the acclaimed 5.0 litre supercharged engine to 530
PS and 655 Nm respectively for the Jaguar XKR 75, to deliver truly outstanding performance. While the
limited edition model's top speed is electronically limited to 174 mph (280 km/h), the XKR 75's 0—60 mph
(100 km/h approximately) acceleration time is reduced from 4.6 to 4.4 seconds compared to the standard
510 PS XKR.
Using the rigid lightweight aluminium architecture of the XK as a solid foundation, the increased
power of the XKR 75 is matched by an agile, dynamic chassis that handles supremely, rides exceptionally
well and stops with surefooted reassurance time after time.
The Jaguar XKR 75 features revised suspension and handling for increased precision and agility in
addition to the performance enhancements. To ensure the XKR 75 remains stable at high speeds, a revised
aerodynamic body pack with a front splitter, side sills extensions, a rear diffuser and larger rear
spoiler provide increased balance and a reduction in lift. The XKR’s computerised Active Differential
Control also adjusts to reduce steering sensitivity at very high
speeds, further improving stability and driver control.
And with an improved acoustics package for the semi-active sports exhaust, the XKR 75 produces a
pulse-racing growl to match its performance.
The car's driver-focussed character, however, has not been achieved at the expense of the Jaguar
traditional values of refinement and comfort.
"We conceived the XR 75 as a sports car with a duality of character that makes it perfectly
suited to driving across Europe to the Nurburgring, completing some very fast laps, and then driving
home again" added Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity.
The Jaguar XKR 75 features a new Stratus Grey finish. Red brake callipers contrast the eye-catching
20-inch gloss Vortex forged lightweight alloys with a dark technical finish and diamond turn. Customers
will have the option to apply a unique body graphic that runs from the front bumper to the rear
The Jaguar XKR 75’s interior completes the driver-focussed performance environment finished in
Charcoal with ivory stitch, piano black finish to facia and centre console and a Jet suede cloth
THE XKR 75 AT A GLANCE
The unique features of the exclusive new XKR 75 include:
- Increased performance through detailed engine and transmission recalibration
- Power increased to 530 PS (compared to 510 PS on XKR)
Torque increased to 655 Nm (compared to 625 Nm on XKR)
Upgraded torque converter to handle the increased torque
- Upgraded suspension systems for increased precision and agility
- Increased spring and damper rates (front springs 28 per cent stiffer, rear springs 32 per cent stiffer)
- New fully-machined aluminium front and revised rear suspension upright for increased camber stiffness
(increased by 25 per cent)
- Re-tuned Adaptive Dynamics damper control software
- Reduced ride height (15 mm front and 10 mm rear)
- Aerodynamic body pack with body coloured finish to front splitter, side sills extensions and rear diffuser,
and body coloured larger rear spoiler and rear trunk lid finisher
- Sports exhaust with improved performance and acoustics – system has new crossover pipe and larger exhaust outlets
- New Stratus Grey exterior paint with optional graphics pack
- Red brake callipers and 20” Vortex forged lightweight alloy wheels, diamond turned with dark grey finish
- XKR performance interior in Charcoal and Ivory stitch leather, with Jet suede cloth headlining and XKR 75 tread plate
- Active front lighting
- Final calibration was done in partnership with the RSR engineering team which has been collaborating with Jaguar on
the 2010 motor sport programme.
Production of the Jaguar XKR 75 will be limited to just 75 vehicles, which will be available in UK, Germany, France,
Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium. Customer deliveries will commence during October.