• Jul 7, 2009
2010 Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special – Click above for high-res image gallery

With its aggressive stance, classic lines and deep-throated growl, it'd take a really breathtaking array of exotic machinery to let a car like the Jaguar XKR go by unnoticed. Unfortunately for Jaguar, that's exactly what rolls up Lord March's lawn every summer for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The stoic British marque has a long history of participation in the event, and came this year with its 225mph XFR and a host of rare classics. But apparently eager to make its mark, Jaguar turned up with a special-edition XKR, painting it a retina-burning shade of lime green with orange decals, just to make sure it got noticed.

The Goodwood Special upgrades the stock XKR with a lowered suspension, retuned exhaust, 21-inch alloys and satin graphite trim replacing the chrome. But the real treat is under the hood, where Coventry's finest have squeezed out a further twenty ponies from the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 for a total of 530 horsepower and 515 lb-ft of torque. Considering that the (anything but) ordinary 510 hp version rockets to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, the extra power promises to take the sport coupe into even more rarified territory. Unfortunately for the time being the Goodwood Special remains a one-off, but Jaguar is reportedly keeping its ear to the ground for enough feedback to offer a limited production run. Check out the high-res gallery of images by clicking the thumbnails below.



[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It needs brighter paint.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would match my "Roulette Green" Speed 4 almost perfectly! The Brits love loud colors for their cars and bikes. Prolloy (sp) cause its so grey over there most of the time. The aforementioned Triumph almost glows in a grey fog and looks amazing in the sunlight.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah I agree, normally I associate those kind of colors with Lotus. Ahh "Statutory Grape" on the Eclats and Europas comes to mind.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "The Brits love loud colors for their cars and bikes."

        This is a particularly European trait when it comes to certain varieties of sports car, rather than a British one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sure this has to be one of those colors that looks better in person...

      But I don't know...

      That color... hmmm.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would rather they put the decals on a british racing green model.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like a buick riviera to me :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, I can't get passed the Mitsu Eclipse headlamps!
      http://www.thetorquereport.com/2009_mitsubishi_eclipse_gt_yellow-thumb.jpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kind of looks like a mkIV Supra, I like it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed! Awesome looking Jag.
      • 5 Years Ago
      why not do an XKR-R or just install the changes for the next model year...seems simple enough rather than waiting for market speculation.