August 29, 2014

Want the Jaguar XKR-S GT in the UK? Then demand it.

The track-focused, but road-legal, Jaguar XKR-S GT is aimed just at North America, but Jaguar will build it for the UK if there’s demand.

Photo Jaguar XKR-S GT


One surprise at the 2013 New York Auto Show was the Jaguar XKR-S GT, an XKR-S with added butchness aimed at North America and being built in very limited numbers.

When we reported the arrival of the XKR-S GT last week, we knew the new Jag was being offered in the US (25 cars) and Canada (5 cars) but we didn’t know what the numbers where for the rest of the world. It turns out, at the moment, that the North American run is all there is. Which is a shame.

It’s a shame because, although the XKR-S GT doesn’t get any additional power, it does get lots of interesting tweaks and updates like carbon ceramic brakes, retuned suspension, new active exhaust, faster steering rack and carbon fibre bits and pieces to make it a more nimble and agile XKR.

Jaguar obviously felt the XKR-S GT wouldn’t sell in the rest of the world, but they’re happy to be proved wrong. Having discovered they can take existing models and titivate them with nice goodies to make a new ‘Special’ model at a ‘Premium’ price, they’re happy to oblige if other markets have a demand.

So if you fancy the ultimate XKR, then let your Jaguar dealer know. It’s not a big ask for Jaguar to bolt all the XKR-S GT’s bits to a RHD XKR-S GT, so if the demand is there they will do it.

But you should probably make sure you have a spare £130k or so before you tell Jaguar you’ll take one.

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  1. Dave Price says:

    If Jaguar thinks Canada will buy 5 of these, why don’t they think the UK would grab at least the same number if they were on sale here? Can’t quite see the logic.

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