Jaguar XKR GT2 to Debut at Petit Le Mans

RSR intends to enter the Jaguar XKR GT2 in the Petit Le Mans event on September 26 in order to use the track time for testing and development. The GT2 class features production-based cars modified as allowed by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) rules.

The racecar’s bodywork is based on the Jaguar XKR, which has undergone intensive computational fluid dynamics work, know as CFD, by the Jaguar aerodynamics department. The carbon fiber composite body work was molded and produced by a local company in Michigan and conforms to the ACO guidelines.

"The end result is a GT2 car that contains the DNA and the spirit of the Jaguar Design Department and the production car," said Paul Gentilozzi, RSR team owner, in a statement for the press.

The car will be equipped with a Bosch Motorsport ECU and data logger with color display, as well as Bosch spark plugs.

"There are very specific limitations. We use what we call in the industry, the Body-In-White. That is the basic skeletal structure, the sub-frames and frames from the original production car. We started our GT2 car with a real Jaguar XKR, this is not a panel built or fabricated car. We are using all of the aluminum skeletal structure of the car, the production doors, roof and deck lid," added Gentilozzi.

"Partnering with RSR on the Jaguar XKR GT2 in ALMS is a perfect fit for Yokohama,"
said Mark Chung at Yokohama Tire Corporation, the official tire supplier. "Motorsports is a core element in what we do. It's in our DNA – we like to compete and we like to win, and so does RSR. Our collective efforts will certainly put us among the leaders in GT2 next year. We are definitely eager to get going."
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