AutoGuide News Blog
The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
If we told you Jaguar built a special one-off version of the new XKR grand tourer for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and painted it green, you would no doubt assume it would be a typically-British green. You know, British Racing Green, a color so dark it looks black in the shade.
Oh no… the one-off 2010 Goodwood Special Jaguar XKR is lime green. How uncouth!
Jaguar hasn’t released all the details on this special edition, but expect output from the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 to exceed the stock car’s 510 ponies. Jaguar also promises it will be much louder than stock.
Additionally, the Goodwood Special XKR will get a set of dark-colored 21-inch wheels with a lowered ride height and dark “satin graphite” paint for the mirrors, window surrounds, grilles and headlight casings.
“The XKR ‘Goodwood Special’ has been developed as a one-off to explore the harder side of the XKR’s character and allow our engineering team to explore some performance boundaries,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Jaguar Cars. “The Festival of Speed gives us the opportunity to have fun in a high performance car without all the practical and legal requirements of driving on the road getting in the way!”
Jaguar will present the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 3-5th alongside the 1957 Le Mans winning long-nose D-type, a Le Mans-winning Jaguar C-Type, the one-of-one Jaguar XJ13 race car and the 225mph Bonneville XFR. All of the vehicles will partake in the Goodwood HillClimb.