At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Jaguar is celebrating its 75th anniversary as an automaker and what better way to blow out the candles than with the exhaust gases from a 510-hp XKR. Based on the European Speed Pack model, the XKR175 makes the 510-hp (as well as 461 ft-lbs of torque) from a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. It also gets a special aero kit, larger 20-inch wheels and tires and some plus-sized brakes.
All models will come in Ultimate Black paint with a Warm Charcoal interior with Cranberry stitching and Piano Black wood accents. Plus, there are the obligatory “XKR175 – x of 175” door sill plates.
Pricing for this collectors item is set at $104,500 (including destination charge) and as you might expect, just 175 models will be built. Jag has also announced an additional 15 models for Canada.
We’ll be sure to bring you more photos of the car from the Pebble Beach Concours this weekend.
Official release after the jump:
PRESS RELEASE JAGUAR DEBUTS LIMITED EDITION XKR175 AT PEBBLE BEACH
MAHWAH, N.J., August 11, 2010 – Jaguar celebrates its 75th anniversary today with the debut of the limited edition 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe at the McCalls Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. This is the first appearance of the exclusive sports car in North America.
The XKR175 is powered by a supercharged V8 with 510hp and 461 lb-ft of torque and top speeds raised to an electronically-limited 174mph. To ensure that the XKR175 remains stable at high speeds, a revised aerodynamic package incorporates a new front air dam, new side sills, a new rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler providing increased balance and a reduction in lift. New 20-inch Kasuga 10-spoke alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Ultimate Black exterior paint adorn the car’s exterior.
Inside, door sill tread plates reading “XKR175 – 1 of 175” greet the driver and passenger while the leather is finished in Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching, all accompanied by Piano Black wood veneer.
Production of the XKR175 is limited to 175 vehicles at an MSRP of $104,500 (including destination charge). There will be 15 Jaguar XKR175 models for the Canadian market as well.