Jaguar XKR 75 limited edition unveiled

The 5.0-litre supercharged engine has been boosted to produce 530PS and 655Nm respectively for the exclusive XKR 75, bringing the 0-60mph sprint time down from 4.6 to 4.4 seconds but retaining the electronically-limited top speed of 174mph.

The Jaguar XKR 75 boasts improved suspension and handling improve performance and agility and a body pack comprising a front splitter, side sills extensions, rear diffuser and rear spoiler reduces drag at high speeds.

As the name suggests, only 75 models will be available, but Jaguar believes the XKR 75 will appeal to drivers looking for refinement matched with track performance.

“We conceived the XR 75 as a sports car with a duality of character that makes it perfectly suited to driving across Europe to the Nurburgring, completing some very fast laps, and then driving home again", explained Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity.

Features such as a sports exhaust with better acoustics, red brake callipers, 20" alloy wheels and an optional body graphic have been added to the XKR specification for the limited edition model , which comes in a new Stratus Grey finish to differentiate it further.

Jaguar’s new special edition model will be sold in the UK and costs £10,000 more than the XKR at £85,500. It will make its UK debut at the inaugural Moving Motor Show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 2.