Nov 10 2009

Jaguar opens R Performance Academy by December 1

Some people dream of driving the fastest of the Jaguar on production today on a track guided by some of the best driving instructors in the business today. Lucky are the buyers of the 2010 Jaguar XFR or XKR because this will be a reality for them.

Jaguar XKR

The car manufacturer recently announced that they will be opening the R Performance Academy come December 1. The first session will be conducted at the Homestead Miami Speedway which has 14 turns and stretches to about 2.21 miles. The course will definitely provide a challenge to drivers who are beginners or even to race car professionals.

The participants of the academy will be able to enjoy one whole day of driving and experience different types of driving which will entail varying accelerations, lane changes, and emergency braking. Jaguar will also organize an autocross for the students. There will also be a no traction and stability control driving for the braver souls of the batch.

The XKR and the XFR both depends on the V-8 supercharged engine with an output of 510 horsepower. The cars boast of a 0-60 feat in 4.6 and 4.7 seconds, respectively.

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Jul 3 2009

Jaguar XKR in lime green reveals tough side for the Goodwood Special

The Hill Climb at the Goodwood Festival in United Kingdom is a show of form and power as the finest of cars battle it out for the glory. Jaguar recently announced that an XKR uniquely finished in lime green will compete in the event.

The motor event is set to push the XKR to its limits and give Jaguar engineers an opportunity to discover certain boundaries of its performance. Some are speculating that this might pave the way for the development of the XKR-R.

The specs of the lime green Jaguar for the Goodwood Speed Festival has not been disclosed. Everyone is certain though that it got an upgrade for its supercharged V8 5.0L power plant. That will definitely go beyond 503hp and most likely will range between 550hp and numbers above that.

Lime Green Jaguar XKR

The standard XKR is limited only to top the gauges at 155 mph. The fuel economy considerations is also good at 23mpg with carbon dioxide rating of 292g/km.

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