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New York Auto Show: 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

March 26, 2013

What happens when you take the fastest and meanest Jaguar XK, the XKR-S and turn it up to eleven? You get the brand new 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT which is a track-ready weapon that is road legal.

The XKR-S GT features a new aerodynamic package that includes a carbon fiber front splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, a rear diffuser, and a large fixed rear wing. This allows the XKR-S GT to achieve a maximum downforce of 320 lbs when traveling at the vehicle’s top speed of 186 MPH.

The GT also features a set of carbon ceramic brake discs (a first for Jaguar) and a race-derived, height-adjustable twin-spring suspension system. Jaguar has also swapped the front and rear suspension arms, uprights, wheel bearings, bushings, rear subframe, and steering system as well.

Power remains the same supercharged 5.0L V8 engine making 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is your only transmission. Jaguar says the XKR-S GT can reach 60 MPH in 3.9 second, about 0.3 seconds faster than the XKR-S.

Jaguar says only 30 XKR-S GT will be built: 25 for the U.S. and 5 for Canada. The price? $174,000 (excluding destination).

Source: Jaguar

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      Heritage Orchestra who presented the now legendary Ibiza Classics.
       
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      E-PACE, Pete collaborated with singer-songwriter Raye to perform “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones -
      a hit that features Raye and has over 230 million plays on Spotify and over 130 million YouTube views.
      Tong said, "I've been working with the Heritage Orchestra for the past couple of years but this is the first
      time I've been involved in something like this, it's very exciting and I'm glad to be a part of it! Jaguar
      breaking the Guinness World Record for the barrel roll was mind-blowing. This creative approach to
      revealing the new Jaguar E-PACE was the inspiration behind the collaboration between myself and Raye
      and we are now planning to put the track on my new album."
       
      The Jaguar E-PACE: Connected, Intelligent, Agile, Responsive
      The Jaguar E-PACE is connected and intelligent. A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes as
      standard and connects customers to their favorite apps, including Spotify. The standard InControl Remote
      & Protect system automatically alerts emergency services in case of an accident and allows you to check
      fuel levels and mileage remotely via a smartphone or smartwatch. Customers can also warm up the
      vehicle or cool it down via their smartphone as part of this system.
      Digital connectivity can be found throughout the cabin, ready for every need of the modern family. There
      are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as an optional 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
      for up to eight devices.
      The compact SUV can seat five in comfort with generous rear legroom, while the large luggage space is
      made possible by the vehicle’s sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension architecture.
      The optional Configurable Dynamics system gives the driver even more control with individual settings for
      the throttle, automatic transmission, steering, and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics suspension
      system3. The optional Adaptive Dynamics system is designed to sense driver input, body and wheel
      movements and pre-emptively loads the suspension and chassis and adjusts the damping for improved
      roll control and agility.
       
      The E-PACE is available with the choice of two 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium gasoline engines. The
      flagship 296HP Ingenium engine powers the sporting SUV from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds (6.4
      seconds for the 0-100km/h sprint) before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 152mph
      (243km/h).
      The Active Driveline all-wheel-drive system in R-Dynamic models is a technological first for Jaguar. The
      intelligent set-up combines all-wheel drive traction with Jaguar’s unmistakable rear-wheel-drive feel. The
      system’s torque-biasing capability delivers added stability and dynamics in varying conditions and
      weather.
      The E-PACE features the very latest driver assistance technologies as standard equipment. A stereo
      camera underpins the advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which supports Lane Keep
      Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition, as well as the Intelligent Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor
      systems. Front and rear parking aids are also standard.
      The camera also combines with the electric power assisted steering system and rear radars to deliver a
      Blind Spot Assist function, to help reduce the risk of sideswipe collisions on multi-lane roads. A new
      Forward Traffic Detection system also warns drivers of approaching vehicles at junctions where visibility
      is restricted.
      The E-PACE is the first Jaguar vehicle to feature the company’s next-generation Head-Up Display
      technology. The advanced display can project up to 66 percent more information onto the windshield
      using large, full-color graphics with enhanced clarity. Essential information including vehicle speed and
      navigation directions are in full view at all times, with alerts and updates for the infotainment and
      convenience features all projected in the driver’s eyeline.
      An optional 12.3-inch full color digital instrument panel and choice of two premium audio systems
      developed with Meridian™ put the E-PACE on a par with its class when it comes to interior technology.
      The E-PACE is also available with Jaguar’s innovative wearable Activity Key. The waterproof and
      shockproof wristband has an integrated transponder, allowing the driver to lock the main key inside the
      vehicle when enjoying outdoor pursuits such as running or cycling.
      Whenever the Activity Key is activated, by holding the wristband up to the upper edge of the license plate
      surround on the tailgate, any conventional key fobs left inside the vehicle are disabled.
      Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the newest member of its Jaguar PACE family, the E-PACE, will
      be manufactured in Europe and Asia to satisfy expected customer demand for the compact SUV. From
      late 2017, the Jaguar E-PACE will be the first vehicle to be produced as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s
      contract manufacturing agreement with Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna Inc, in Austria. It will be
      joined by the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE from 2018. The Jaguar E-PACE will be also be manufactured at
      Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Changshu exclusively for Chinese
      customers.

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