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Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special Confirmed – Jaguar Goodwood News

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special, together with the Bonneville XFR and a trio of Classic Jaguars

But ‘OTT’ Jaguars have not been much in evidence for a long time. Nothing loud and wild has come out of Jaguar for as long as we can remember, probably in deference to their customer base, which has always been on the ‘Traditional’ side. But Jaguars lend themselves to some ‘pimping’ and pushing of the boundaries, and Jaguar have decided to do just that with a one-off Jaguar XKR – the Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special.

The Jaguar XKR Goodwood Special is a one-off creation designed to explore the harder side of the XKR. The Goodwood Special gets performance enhancements and a louder exhaust, 21″ wheels and a lowered ride height. It gets a very non-Jag paint job in Lime Green, and features an XKR graphic and satin graphite detailing to the front grills, headlights, door mirrors, window surrounds and bonnet louvres. Should be loud and special!

But the XKR Goodwood Special isn’t the only treat for Jaguar fans at Goodwood this year. Jaguar are bringing along the Bonneville XKR that broke Jaguar’s speed record at Bonneville last year. The Bonneville XKR will be driven in the ‘First Glance’ run by Paul Gentilozzi who drove the XFR in the Bonneville Speed run.

Jaguar XJ13 at Goodwood

And for fans of Jaguar a trio of cars from Jaguar’s historic past will have them drooling. On show will be the 1957 Le Mans winning Long nose D Type, which will be tackling the Hill Climb. The only Jaguar XJ13 will also make an appearance. Built to compete at Le Mans (although never actually competing), it features a 502bhp, 5.0 litre V12. And finally, the Jaguar C Type which brought Jaguar its first Le Mans win.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed was already a date to be pencilled in your diary. Now it’s a must.

Full details in the Jaguar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Press Release.

By Cars UK