2011 Jaguar XKR175 Makes NA Debut

One of the most anticipated models unveiled to the public during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend is the limited edition 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe. The model made its first appearance in North America yesterday at the McCalls Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center, as part of Jaguar’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Although Jaguar originally stated that the supercharged V8 engine featured on the XKR175 would come packing 530 horsepower and 655 Nm, now it appears the exclusive sports car only has 510 horsepower and 625 Nm to brag about.

However, top speeds raised to an electronically-limited 174 mph (280 km/h) from 155 mph (250 km/h). Performance wise, the XKR175 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds.

To ensure that the XKR175 remains stable at high speeds, a revised aerodynamic package incorporates a new front air dam, new side sills, a new rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler providing increased balance and a reduction in lift. New 20-inch Kasuga 10-spoke alloy wheels, red brake calipers adorn the car's exterior.

The special edition model is available in just one color combination, Ultimate Black exterior with Warm Charcoal interior. Inside, the vehicle boasts door sill tread plates reading "XKR175 – 1 of 175", while the leather is finished in Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching, all accompanied by Piano Black wood veneer.

Production of the XKR175 is limited to 175 vehicles at an MSRP of $104,500 (including destination charge), representing an $8,500 premium over the standard XKR Coupe. There will be 15 Jaguar XKR175 models for the Canadian market as well.
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