Jaguar RSR XKR GT Race Car

January 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm

The Jaguar RSR XKR GT race car was initially developed in the U.S. to take part in American Le Mans Series (ALMS), but during 2010 Autosport Racing Car Show in Birmingham, UK, it came back home and made its European debut.

The car is developed from a standard road-going XKR due to cooperation of Jaguar and Michigan-based RSR team. It weighs 1,245kg and is powered by a 5.0-litre V-8 engine developing 550 hp at 7000 rpm with a max speed of 180mph. Performance aside, you have to say it is a really good looking GT racer!

Jaguar RSR XKR GT Race Car Jaguar RSR XKR GT

The Jaguar RSR XKR GT made its racing debut during the Petit Le Mans event at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, in September 2009. The car took its first green flag in the American Le Mans Series season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October and is set for a full-season championship effort in 2010.

Jaguar XKR GT2 – technical highlights

  • CHASSIS Jaguar XKR bonded and riveted Aluminium monocoque, with RSR steel reinforcements and safety structure.
  • ENGINE Jaguar AJ133 5.0 Litre V-8
  • TYRES Yokohama racing slicks
  • Engine Management Bosch
  • Data Acquisition Motec
  • BRAKES Brembo 6 Piston Front Calipers on 380mm discs / 4 Piston Rear Calipers on 350mm discs
  • TRANSMISSION 6 speed Hewland CST Transverse Sequential Transaxle
  • WHEELS BBS 18″ 3 piece
  • WEIGHT 1245 kg / 2744 lbs
  • LENGTH 4790 mm / 188.5 inches
  • WIDTH 1996 mm / 78.5 inches
  • HORSEPOWER Approximately 550
  • RPM 7000
  • MAX. SPEED 180 MPH

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