If you were to ask any true British car enthusiast which manufacturer had the greatest heritage, they would most likely say Aston Martin and why not? They have produced some of the coolest cars in the world, so much so that James Bond has driven them and what’s not cool about that? On the other hand, we’re not here to talk about Aston Martin. We’re here to talk about the equally deserving British legend Jaguar.
Back in 1961 Jaguar shocked the world with the release of the E – Type, a car which Enzo Ferrari described as ‘’the most beautiful car ever made’’. The car re-defined the way the world looked at the sports car, it was fast, beautiful and innovative. Jaguar had knocked this one right out of the park and it was only a matter of days before it became the ultimate car for the jet setters including Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra. The E – Type to this day is still one of the greatest cars ever made and is likely to remain a motoring icon way into the future.
Moving on half a century and Jaguar are still bringing us exciting new cars with all the excitement and passion that still resides from all them years ago, in 2012 Jaguar brought us the XKR-S, a hardcore V8 coupe that was dripping with technology and racing heritage. With a futuristic body and impressive power, the XKR-S was a true competitor for other hardcore sports cars in the market, but this still wasn’t enough for Jaguar, so it was back to the drawing board.
In 2014 Jaguar announced the XKR-S GT, an even more stripped out and twice the hardcore version of its predecessor. With a 5.0l supercharged V8 up front, enormous ceramic brakes, racing seats and a towering carbon fibre fixed wing at the rear, the car certainly had all the ingredients for greatness. At speed, the car could produce an extra 145kg of downforce and could tackle corners at incredible speeds due to its widened front suspension track which provided immense grip. But what was it that made it so special? Jaguar decided that this car should be limited to 30 examples, 10 of which would be made for the UK in right hand drive. So, what we have here is one of the rarest modern cars in the UK with a truly remarkable British racing pedigree, a fantastic package by any means.
Our XKR-S GT has been kept by its 1 previous owner in an air tight chamber to ensure absolutely nothing can affect the cars quality and has only ever been driven to the main dealer for its services. With only 1400 miles on the clock, this car is likely to be one of the greatest investments out there today.