Jaguar XKR-S GT First of Many R-S GT Models

Jaguar XKR-S GT First of Many R-S GT Models

The Jaguar XKR-S GT is just the first of a new series of limited-edition, hardcore Jaguar models that will ultimately become their own sub-brand in the Jaguar lineup.

More R-S GT models are in the works, offering buyers more exclusivity with hand-built special editions with the XFR-S most likely being the next candidate. The British automaker is looking to establish its R-S GT line to be the equivalent of Mercedes-Benz’s Black Series – a daunting task, to say the least.

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According to Jaguar’s design studio director, Wayne Burgess, the GT nameplate will be used for limited, hand-built models for wealthy car enthusiasts. As for the R moniker, those will remain as the top of the standard performance range while the R-S will be used for more extreme variants.

The Jaguar XKR-S GT is a rare, limited edition model with only 25 units being built for North America. Priced at $174,895, the XKR-S GT packs 542 hp and is the first R-S GT model from Jaguar.

GALLERY: Jaguar XKR-S GT

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[Source: Edmunds]

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