As long as there’s sufficient demand for additional units, Jaguar will extend the production run of the limited-edition Jaguar XKR-S GT. At the start, Jaguar had been insistent that just 30 units of the hardcore, race-based XK will be produced. All of these will be sold in the US and Canada. But only 24 hours after the car was launched at the New York Motor Show, confirmation came from Jaguar boss Adrian Hallmark about 20 more cars to be built if customers asked for it.
He said, according to Autocar, that the production run may reach 50 units. The XKR-S GT, which is equipped with a 542bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8, can go around the Nürburgring in one lap in less than 7min 40sec, which is approximately the same time as the record set by Ferrari 458 Italia.
Hallmark added that this project made them learn more about what makes a car go fast, something that will enable them to improve their road car programs. He said that rather than improving their lap times by increasing the engine’s output, Jaguar concentrated on factors such as driveability, aero enhancements, weight saving, and brake performance.