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click above for a high res gallery of the new Rocketsports Jaguar XKR GT2

It's been a while since we heard any news from Rocketsports racing. The long-time Trans Am competitors last turned up running in Champ Car. During the last several Trans Am seasons, Rocketsports ran Jaguar XKRs, and this weekend at the Long Beach ALMS round, Rocketsports boss Paul Gentilozzi announced that his team would return to the grid summer with a brand-new XKR in the ALMS GT2 class. Testing begins in June, and the new Rocketsports XKR is scheduled to begin competing in July. Power will be delivered via a race-prepped version of the new direct-injected 5.0-liter V8 that debuts in the XK and XF this summer.

Like other GT2 racers, the XKR is based on the production car's chassis, in this case the aluminum structure that forms the basis of the XK. The alloy chassis is then beefed up with the customary steel roll cage and other reinforcements. It's looking increasingly like GT2 is the place to be, with Jaguar joining BMW and the new Corvettes along with the Ferrari F430s and Porsche 911s that have been there for several years.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      "It's been a while since we heard any news from Rocketsports racing. The long-time Trans Am competitors last turned up running in Champ Car."????

      You guys published a story on the XF-R Bonneville run. (after it was on Autoweek.com for a day or so).
      According to your article Rocketsports preped and ran the car, with P. Gentilozzi driving.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/12/detroit-2009-faster-pussycat-jaguar-xfr-pounces-on-bonneville/
      • 5 Years Ago
      and then I jizzed in my pants
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's pretty. o_o

      And, it's... green.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Time to shut down GT1 and make GT2 the only option.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great, the last thing we need here is spammers
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT2 is going to be a Battle-Royal this year.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it really wont be untill next year that gt2 will be real good with the vettes and now this one in a full season.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT2 keeps getting better...