Jaguar revealed today its latest evolution of its supercharged 2011 Jaguar XKR coupe which promises to deliver a significantly raised maximum speed up to 174mph from 155mph and bold styling changes. Set to make its official debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show, the new car showcases to two new optional performance and styling packs Speed Pack and Black Pack a premiere to the XK range for the 2011 Model Year.
Now let's talk a little about these packages. The Speed Pack extends the top speed of the car from 155mph (250km/h) to an electronically limited 174mph (280km/h) thanks to a unique engine and transmission recalibration.
In order to keep the car stable at high speeds, the car features a revised front aerodynamic splitter and larger rear spoiler to provide increased balance and a reduction in lift. Every jaguar XKR fitted with the Speed Pack will feature body-coloured side sills and rear diffuser, chromed finish to the rear surrounds, upper and lower mesh grilles, side power vents and a boot lid finisher.
Red brake callipers with a Jaguar 'R' logo complete this kit behind the 20-inch Kasuga alloy wheels. Seven colours are available on Speed Pack models Ultimate Black, Polaris White, Salsa Red, Liquid Silver, Lunar Grey, Kyanite Blue and Spectrum Blue. For those customers who are looking to create a real statement with their Speed Pack 2011 Jaguar XKR Coupe, the new Black Pack offers a paint palette selected from colours that Jaguarâ€š Design team believe to be ideal for creating a coupe with immediate exclusivity such as Ultimate Black, Polaris White or Salsa Red.
The 20-inch gloss black Kalimnos alloy wheels complete the masterpiece. The Black Pack also includes gloss back finishing applied to the window surrounds and front grilles, red painted brake calipers with the 'R' logo while the body coloured front and rear spoilers and boot lid finisher round out the package. Jaguar also offers the possibility to apply a 'XKR' side body graphic that runs along the door sills.
The pack is also extended to the interior where the manufacturer selected a range of interior trims that support the visual impact of the car. All 2011 Jaguar XKRs with the Black Pack will be trimmed Charcoal leather hides that can be personalised with a range of colour stitching and grain. Three interior finishes and veneers for the fascia and door trims are also available: Dark Oak, Dark Mesh Aluminium and Piano Black. In the UK, retail pricing of the XK range starts at £61,955 for the 5.0 n/a V8 petrol.
The Speed Pack costs £3,500 and the Speed and Black Pack costs £4,000.