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Jaguar XKR-S GT production increased, 10 RHD units for UK

August 1, 2013

Due to popular demand, Jaguar has decided to increase production of the XKR-S GT muscle car, and introduce 10 extra examples to the UK market.

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Sales of the XKR-S GT originally started just after its New York Auto Show unveiling in March. Jaguar planned to introduce just 30 examples in left-hand drive for the US and Canadian markets. The 10 extra versions will be available from October, with prices starting at GBP135,000 (around AU$228,642).

The GT is a stripped back, track-ready special edition of the XKR-S. Even though it features the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 as seen in the XKR-S, producing 405kW and 680Nm, the GT version is quicker around circuits thanks to extensive aerodynamic and handling enhancements.

Noticeably more aggressive, the GT gets a carbon fibre front spoiler, side skirts, and a huge rear wing which provides up to 145kg of downforce at high speeds. The GT also gets forged 20-inch alloy wheels hiding 398mm front and 380mm rear disc brakes.

Out on the tarmac, acceleration from 0-100km/h comes up in just 3.9 seconds, while around the Nurburgring in Germany, the XK has posted a lap time of 7:40 – the quickest Jaguar production car to ever lap the circuit.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.