Jaguar Unveils New High Performance Models at This Year’s New York Auto Show

Jaguar has unveiled the newest additions to their performance line-up at the 2013 New York International Automobile Show, with the global debut of the XJR and XKR-S GT.

The new high-performance XJR is Jaguar’s dynamic new flagship sports saloon. With a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering 550PS and bespoke chassis and aerodynamic developments, the XJR is the most focused, agile and responsive Jaguar XJ ever made – delivering supercar performance and assertive looks with the highest levels of luxury.

The XKR-S GT is the ultimate road-going but track-ready version of the XK coupe. Featuring bespoke aerodynamic components and suspension developments to increase downforce and optimise high-speed cornering ability, it is the first production Jaguar to be fitted with carbon ceramic brakes. Initial production will also be limited to just 30 units – making it the rarest ‘R’ model in the 25-year history of Jaguar’s R performance cars.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director said: “The new XJR epitomises the three pillars of technology, performance and contemporary design which the Jaguar brand stands for in the twenty-first century, while delivering new levels of dynamic ability in a luxury saloon.”

“The XKR-S GT is the most extreme iteration of the Jaguar R Brand’s performance focus. Utilising race-car derived technology, all-aluminium construction and an uncompromised approach to aerodynamic efficiency, the result is a car as capable on the track as it is exhilarating on the road.”

Both models will join the expanding Jaguar line-up on display in New York, which includes the All-Wheel Drive XF and XJ sedans; and the F-TYPE sports car, which goes on sale this summer.

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