Jaguar Celebrates Its 75th Birthday, Launches Commemorative XKR

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Jaguar is celebrating its 75th birthday this year, and is set to launch a special edition XKR at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed to honor this milestone.

North Americans, as usual, will get the shaft with a detuned version of the European special edition which gets a ride height drop of nearly half an inch all around, and an additional 20 horsepower and 22 lb-ft of torque, bumping output to 530 horsepower and 483 lb-ft respectively.

North American buyers are offered the XKR175, which remains untouched in the power department but has its top speed governor lifted to 174 mph. Outside, a new body kit with a front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, red painted brake calipers and a rear spoiler complete the look, while red stitching, piano black trim and numbered door sill plates adorn the interior. 175 cars will be built for the United States and 15 for Canada, with prices starting at $104,500.

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