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Jaguar XKR Silverstone Supercharged Coupe
Immaculate and totally rust free
Some interesting features and facts as below,
â€śThe XKR â€śSilverstoneâ€ť is a celebration not only of Jaguarâ€™s return to racing through Formula One but of our long association with the world famous British circuit, the scene of over twenty Jaguar racing victories. But above all, the XKR â€śSilverstoneâ€ť, with its supercharged engine, finely tuned chassis and distinctive style, is a sports car for the true driving enthusiastâ€ť.Jonathan Browning, Jaguarâ€™s Managing Director
In the run up to the 2000 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Jaguar decided to take the opportunity to announce the launch of their new Limited Edition XKR, the aptly named XKR Silverstone. The launch of this new car was to celebrate Jaguarâ€™s Formula 1 return appearance to the historic F1 race circuit led by drivers Eddie Irvine and Johnny Herbert.
Based on the already superb specification of the XKR, the new Jaguar was to be given a slight enhancement both in performance and design. The cars were all finished in a Platinum silver paint finish (with convertibles having a complementing black hood) and carried the new unique Silverstone badging. Complemented by a new contrasting leather piped sports interior and a unique â€śsmokeâ€ť stained maple veneer facia, the car was also to be given an upgraded chassis and braking system designed by the Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations team (SVO), this included Brembo brakes and sophisticated CATS system (Computer Active Technology Suspension).
More noticeable are the superb but enormous 20in diameter BBS â€śDetroitâ€ť wheels with ultra low profile Pirelli PZero tyres. Being ten inches wide at the rear and nine inches wide at the front meant this particular XKR had a menacing stance whilst maintaining the best handling production car of its class. The engine remained the same 370bhp supercharged 4.0 litre AJ-V8 as in the existing XKR which could accelerate the 0-60 in around 5.2 seconds.
Jaguar decided to build just 100 models in this Limited Edition package, 50 of each in both coupe and convertible mode. To celebrate the launch Jaguar invited buyers of these cars to the Formula One test day at Silverstone on 13 April 2000. They were given the opportunity of watching the Jaguar F1drivers make their final preparations for the forthcoming Grand Prix.
Further suspension modifications applied to the XKR Silverstone coupe included lowered suspension by 10mm, a one-millimeter increase in the diameter of the front antiroll bar (to 26 mm) and, to maintain balance, a two-millimeter decrease in the diameter of the rear antiroll bar (to 15 mm). The front spring rate is increased 34 percent, and the rear spring rate is 15 percent higher than the standard XKR coupe specification. In addition, the electronic control unit of the variable-ratio, speed-sensitive power steering system is tuned for enhanced precision and feel, and the mounting bushings of the steering rack are stiffened for this application.
12 months warranty for engine and transmission