Jaguar XKR 2011 claims fastest current Jag title
Jaguar released the 2011 version of the supercharged XKR coupe at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, although it looks the same as the already-facelifted 2010 version. It looks like the only change is an optional increase in the speed limiter, up to 280 kph from 250 kph before.
While the top speed has been increased, allowing the new XKR to claim the “fastest Jaguar” title in the current range, nothing has been done to the engine, which continues to be a 510 hp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with 625 Nm of torque.
The 2011 XKR Coupe showcases two new optional performance and styling packs – Speed Pack and Black Pack.
The XKR Coupe with new optional Speed Pack is the one used to extend the car’s top speed from 250 kph to an electronically limited 280 kph via an engine and transmission recalibration. To ensure the XKR with Speed Pack remains stable at high speeds, the coupe uses a revised front aerodynamic splitter and larger rear spoiler. The XKR’s computerised Active Differential Control also adjusts to reduce steering sensitivity at very high speeds. Every XKR with the Speed Pack will come with body-coloured side sills and rear diffuser, and a chrome finish to the window surrounds, upper and lower mesh grilles, side Power Vents, and boot lid finisher. Red brake calipers with a Jaguar ‘R’ logo sit inside 20-inch Kasuga alloy wheels.
The new optional Black Pack can be added on to the Speed Pack or to any standard XKR. The Black Pack models will be available in Ultimate Black, Polaris White or Salsa Red, 20-inch gloss-black Kalimnos alloy wheels. Further gloss black finishing is applied to the window surrounds and front grilles. Red painted brake calipers, body coloured front and rear spoilers and boot lid finisher round out the package. Customers also have the option to apply a sweeping ‘XKR’ side body graphic that runs along the door sills.
In addition to the Black Pack’s exterior changes, the Jaguar Designers’ Choice programme has also selected a range of interior trims. All XKRs with the Black Pack will be trimmed with 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.
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