By Cote Bailey
Certain things in life are holy to a man; some things are down right sacred: His team, his family, his bourbon, and his car.
Somewhere inside of the Engineered to Order offices at Jaguar an obviously insane engineer is garnering votes to sit atop every performance automakers shit list. A lot of people might think that this type of company making this type of car is a tad peculiar, but that’s because they haven’t been paying attention. Recently the team in Whitley, Coventry, England, has unleashed the F-Type V8 S and Project 7 on the car world. So this stiff-suspension, carbon fiber GT was the only logical next step.
The 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT is more car than the resurging and once again privately-owned automotive company is used to producing. This coupé is a ruthless brut. There is no orchestral concerto upon ignition. Instead, you are assaulted by the sound of an engine that has been replaced with the growl of a large and hungry predatory animal. Not graceful nor polite the XKR-S GT is not for the prim and properness of Ferrari’s bloodline. Too unpolished and gritty – so unruly that only 25 of these monsters will ever see this side of the cutting room floor. Cash in those Coke cans and buy those lottery tickets because with a mere 25 units rolling out (several of which are already accounted for) the XKR-S GT’s 0-60 speed won’t be the only thing that goes fast.
Engine – 5.0 liter V8
Horse Power – 550
Torque – 502 lb.-ft.
Top Speed – 186 mph
0-60 in 3.9 seconds – damn fast!