2004 Jaguar XK-RS

9 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2004 Jaguar XK-RS

XK-RS Concept #150;

Based on 2004 Jaguar XKR built by Rocketsports Racing, Michigan

– Engine: Jaguar AJ-V8 Trans-Am engine, stroked out from 4.5 to 5.0 Custom Rocketsports valve Borla stainless steel Bosch fuel injection, rotating assembly, dry sump

– Power: 550 bhp / Torque: 500 lb. ft.

Suspension: Coil-over Penske

– Driveline: Manual 5-speed transaxle

– 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed 200

– Body: Additions new front and rear spoilers, air tunnels, sill extensions. widened by 2.8 inches total, 3.0 inches total. Gross 3,400 pounds.

Overall reduced by 2.75 inches at

– Wheels: Three-piece, Machiavelli Gotti; 20-inch x (fr), 20-inch x 11- inch(r) Michelin Pilot tires 285 x 20 325 x 20 (r)

– Brakes: R-Performance calipers with drilled (13 front/12 rear)


Picture this. a sensual XKR black on black, fitted a wind tunnel developped package, ready to hug the road massive 20×11 wheels and a suspension. Under the louvered a 5 litre supercharged AJ-V8 developping 550hp and 500 lbft of and. are you ready for this. to a 5 speed transaxle MANUAL!

This is actually a cruel that Jaguar and Rocketsports are playing on us. you see. concept are usually far out dream vehicles little ressemblance with models but this one looks and could be produced. But you are unlikely to behind the wheel anytime it’s just another another teaser.

For those North American enthusiasts who have been in past 3 or 4 years, Paul Rocketsports is the race team who Jaguar back into Am racing with great including two manufacturers and drivers Gentilozzi himself is a four Tran Am champion and one of the most driver in the long running They also have working with Jaguar on a of projects including developping a version of the Jaguar V8 engine this year in the XK8 of Trans Am Scott Pruett and the agressive concept racer presented year.

The XK-RS is not a regular XKR with a kit, it was engineered to bring 200 mph / sub 4 0-60 performance to Jaguar flagship GT. Careful aerodynamic by Rocketsports engineers include spoilers and side skirts with underbody wind expected to increase downforce by Using a transaxle manual not only makes a car a real sports car but also improves as relocating the transmisson results in a ideal weight distribtution.

With an extensively redesigned XK8 / XKR to reach the market in 2006 aluminium construction, you will see the XK-RS in a showroom near Until then at least, we have to accept the same of performance Jaguar brought us in with the original XKR, every other performance has raised its game.

The XK-RS is another stunning just like the XK180, R Coupe, RD6 Coupe and X-type unfortunately, it will join as just another teaser.

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