Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Jaguar XK-RS GT

I was invited by Al-Zayyani Motors for the launch of the new Maserati Ghibli and then Ahmed The Marketing Manager of Jaguar, Bentley and Bugatti told me that they have one of the Jaguars XK-RS GTs in Kuwait..

The ONLY ONE! 



Would like to take a look?
OF COURSE!


The car is very rare! Jaguar said they'll make 30 for the US Market.. then again 10 for the UK then maybe 10 more for the rest of the world.. depends on the demand of course..

But looking at the price tag.. Demand won't be as anticipated.. It costs around 50-55 KD which is expensive.. but looking at the prices of cars from the same category.. this is fair

Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 500Bhp and costs the same
Bentley GT SuperSport 620 Bhp 92,000 KD
Aston Martin Vantage V12 costs a lot more
Mercedes-Benz SL63 more Bhp and convertible

So that would justify the price of the Jag I guess..


This is a full stripped out semi-racing car that should be a track toy just like the GT3s and Black Series.. So I can't expect a smooth ride or quite exhaust!

This will defy the whole point of having a track toy!


Although Carbon Fiber is heavily applied in every part, aluminum in most of the body panels.. still weighs 1713.. thats only 40 KG less than the normal XK-RS

They removed the back seats, but kept heated steering wheel!!!
Leather and alcantara..
Fully electronic seats..
no lighter exhaust or engine parts!


Very obvious though is the aerodynamic kit..
Rear diffuser..
Huge rear wing..
front lip..
front air splitters mounted on the sides of the front bumper..



Its says loudly I AM THE GT
on the back,
The Hood
The seat head rest
Middle dash..
Engine cover..



The car is fitted with 398mm Carbon Ceramic Discs in the front and 380 in the back. Carbon Ceramic is a statement that we can go fast..

Lets be honest.. The Jaguar will lap the famous the Nürburgring in 7:40 mis..
The Porsche GT3 is over 10 seconds faster..
The GTR is half a minute faster..

But I always said speed is not always everything.. The sound of that car is 10 times better than the GTR.



Front air splitter for more front grip and downforce.



Interior is heavy though..
I guess this is not the main program for lightweight Jags.. They are working on a lighter more agile F-Type R, something to tailgate the GT3 everywhere.. Or maybe the other way around.


This is one of the cars that I think will never get a chance to drive..
Anyway.. I LOVE IT!

Enjoy!

4 comments :

  1. 50-55 KD is expensive? :P I thought it's okay hehe :P You probably meant 50-55K KD :P Hehehe

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    1. That's what I meant! You won't except to buy a car for 50KD! :p

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