Prices for the new Jaguar sports cars start at $174,895, including shipping charges, when they arrive in August.
Jaguar is revealing a top-shelf sports car at the New York auto show that promises to be nearly as rare as its feline namesake in North America -- only 25 for U.S. buyers and five more for Canadians.
The 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT breaks cover this week, tuned by the British company's in-house specialty division, ETO. It gets aerodynamic enhancements thanks to a carbon-fiber splitter and aluminum under tray, and it is the first production Jag to ever be fitted with a carbon-ceramic braking system.
Prices start at $174,895, including shipping charges, when they arrive in August.
Power remains the same as the Jaguar XKR-S (550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8), though this car is bred with even more track intent. The GT variant can sprint to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (vs. 4.2 seconds for the XKR-S) and reaches a top speed of 186 mph. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with aluminum steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The suspension and steering are also redone for a faster steering ratio and enhanced cornering.
Performance is helped by a rear carbon-fiber diffuser, rear wing, wheel arch extensions and dive planes. The car also gets a new hood with louvers to help cooling and an upgraded active exhaust setup.
The XKR-S GT will only come in a hue called polaris white with black racing stripes.
Meanwhile, Jaguar also announced pricing Tuesday on the 2014 XJR. The flagship sedan starts at $116,895 and is $119,895 for the long wheelbase variant, including destination.
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