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The Jaguar XKR175 75th Anniversary Coupe is
driven by the same supercharged V8 as the other XKR models. It is based on a
lightweight body shell architecture constructed from a combination of pressed,
cast and extruded aluminum alloy components. These are riveted and bonded
together using aerospace industry techniques adapted for automotive use by
Jaguar. The advanced XKR construction produces a body shell with very high
structural integrity that is also the lightest in its class by a significant
margin. The structure's strength, rigidity and lightness provide the foundation
for the Jaguar XKR's scintillating performance, as well as for its occupant
The AJ-V8 Gen III 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine
introduced for model year 2010 and carried over for 2011 is the most advanced
Jaguar has ever produced. It delivers 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. A twin
vortex system (TVS) supercharger and twin water-cooled intercoolers are
efficiently packaged in the engine's V. The Jaguar XKR175 75th Anniversary Coupe
can sprint from rest to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.
four-cam Jaguar V8 engine combines high power with high efficiency, thanks to
such technologies as spray-guided direct fuel injection and dual independent
variable cam timing, plus a variable inlet manifold on the naturally aspirated
version. The engine has 15,000-mile or one-year service intervals, with
complimentary scheduled maintenance for the first 5 years or 50,000 miles
courtesy of Jaguar Platinum Coverage.
Jaguar tuned the XKR's exhaust
sound for a deep, powerful character befitting a high-performance grand-tourer.
It is also equipped with an active exhaust system in which valves open at higher
speeds to provide an even more powerful note. Also in the XKR, a special
acoustic filter at the rear of the engine, tuned to "tenor C", feeds intake
sound to the cabin under hard acceleration.
All XKR models employ an
electronically controlled, fully adaptive six-speed automatic transmission with
the unique cast alloy JaguarDrive Selector as well as the Jaguar Sequential
Shift function operated by steering-wheel paddles. The transmission is designed
to be maintenance-free with "filled-for-life" fluid.
In all XKR models, the Adaptive Dynamics active damping
system optimizes handling agility and ride comfort. The system monitors body
movement 100 times per second and wheel position 500 times per second and
automatically increases the damping rate as the suspension approaches the limits
of its travel. Adaptive Dynamics also controls wheel hop on uneven roads by
rapidly varying the damping to move any wheel out of a natural bouncing
frequency, benefiting ride comfort, handling and tire grip.
JaguarDrive Control interface, the driver can select different modes for
Adaptive Dynamics. In Dynamic Mode, Adaptive Dynamics increases body control for
a sportier feel and also provides more responsive accelerator pedal reaction and
quicker gearshift responses. The Dynamic Stability Control system also offers
four driver-selectable modes: Normal, Winter, Trac DSC and DSC OFF. Winter Mode
yields a more damped accelerator pedal response for progressive control in
slippery conditions, with different shift settings that delay and soften
gearshifts, also for better control on low grip surfaces.
Dynamics operates in tandem with Active Differential Control (ADC) to optimize
available traction at each rear wheel, improving acceleration on low-grip
surfaces while enhancing cornering ability. The clutch-type differential is
operated by an internal electric motor and ball-and-ramp mechanism and transmits
torque to the wheel with the most traction. This proactive system differs
fundamentally from conventional traction control, which uses the brakes
reactively to counteract slip after it has occurred.
Standard Bi-Xenon automatic headlamps include a power wash
function and dynamic leveling. Corner lights are activated by the turn signals
to improve visibility while cornering, which can be further enhanced by optional
Active Front Lighting. Standard equipment across the XK range also includes air
sensors to optimize cabin air quality through the climate control system,
keyless start, electro-chromatic fold-back exterior mirrors and front and rear
Park Assist with touch-screen visual indicators.
Jaguar XKR175 75th Anniversary Coupe: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications