2013 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT, a track-ready and street-legal version of the Jaguar XK Coupe, starts at $174,895.
- The XKR-S GT debuts at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
- Jaguar Land Rover said just 30 XKR-S GTs are allocated for North America.
NEW YORK — The 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT, a track-ready and street-legal version of the Jaguar XK coupe, starts at $174,895.
The XKR-S GT debuts at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Pricing includes an $895 destination charge.
It is $42,000 more expensive than the 2013 Jaguar XKR-S Coupe. The XKR-S coupe starts at $132,895, including shipping. Jaguar Land Rover told Edmunds that the XKR-S GT will not be subject to a gas-guzzler tax.
Jaguar Land Rover said just 30 XKR-S GTs are allocated for North America. It goes on sale in August.
The XKR-S GT is likely to target the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Porsche has not yet announced any details about the GT3 RS, which is expected to debut next year. The base 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 starts at $131,350, including a $950 destination charge.
The vehicle was developed by the Jaguar ETO division, an in-house specialty vehicle group that debuted a year ago. At the time, Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, called the ETO division "the next step in the evolution of JLR as a fully integrated premium automotive business."
The division is responsible for such cars as the XKR-S and the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate. ETO division was also charged with developing the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition, a collaboration between Land Rover and the British fashion designer Victoria Beckham.
Powering the XKR-S GT is the same supercharged 550-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine and six-speed ZF automatic transmission found in the XKR coupe. The XKR-S GT sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph.
The XKR-S GT gets aerodynamic elements, including a carbon-fiber front splitter, extended wheel arch spats, an elevated rear wing, a rear diffuser and an aluminum undertray. It also gets a carbon-ceramic brake system, the first time such a system has been fitted to a production Jaguar, the company noted.
Other details include an active exhaust system for "reduced backpressure and enhanced aural character," the company said. Rounding out the package are 20-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels. The front track is 2 inches wider than that of the XKR-S, while the rear remains the same.
The car will be offered exclusively in Polaris White with black racing stripes and will feature a Jaguar R-S GT script on its louvered hood. The cabin gets red accents and 16-way power performance seats.
Edmunds says: The 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT underscores just how serious Jaguar has become about performance.