2010 Geneva Motor Show: 2011 Jaguar XKR Special Edition
Vanilla ice cream may technically be white in color, but these days white cars are far more exciting to your eyes than the grey-of-ice-creams is to your taste buds. Black used to be the color of bad boys and speed, but these days white draws far more attention. If you happen to be driving a white 2011 Jaguar XKR Special Edition no one will mistake it for goody goody.
Making its public debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar is hoping to root itself a little deeper in the performance GT market. Although it wears the color of purity and restraint, the 510hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 will run with the tarmac bad boys up to 174mph.
Red calipers peek out from behind black 5-spoke wheels, adding a splash of color and hint at the fire that lies beneath. The white paint catches the light just right, showing off the ridges, lines and slashes. But it’s not just a pissed-off jungle cat devoid of anything but talons and teeth; it’s still a Jaguar. It requires comfort. Fitting with it’s exclusive image of refined motoring, a pair of custom XK suitcases sit in the trunk, waiting to carry your designer jeans and driving suit to your destination. With an aggressive look and designer bags, vanilla never looked so good.
There’s two special edition packages available; the Speed Pack and the Black Pack. Full details are in the press release below, but both come with special 20″ wheels (1 for each pack), new body work, special color choices and front/rear spoilers. The steering rack is modified to perform better at high speeds, and there’s several interior options to lend some more exclusivity to this wonderful coupe. It may not look quite as good as a Vantage, but the 2011 Jaguar XKR can certainly stand on it’s own.