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Jaguar Announces The XKR Portfolio - (Australia)

October 4th, 2007





Jaguar Cars is adding more appeal to the "must have" XKR with the release of the all-new special edition Portfolio model. The 4.2 litre supercharged sports car will feature notable additions to the already strong specification of the XKR, which is capable of hitting an electronically controlled top speed of 250km/h and can accelerate to 100km/h in just 5.2 seconds.

The XKR's already powerful sporting styling cues - an enhanced front bumper, bonnet louvres and aluminium-finish grilles and side power vents will remain and exclusive Celestial Black exterior paint and 20-inch Cremona five spoke alloy wheels add to the overall presence.

The XKR's interior represents a truly sophisticated yet driver focussed environment thanks to class leading ergonomics, user friendly in-car technology and simple, clear information displays in the instrument panel and main dashboard area. The XKR Portfolio will combine this acclaimed design and performance with Jaguar's engineering and craftsmanship skills to take the XKR to an even higher level.

Jaguar's Special Vehicles team has worked alongside leading brake manufacturer Alcon to create the largest, most powerful brakes a production Jaguar has ever carried. This was conceived after extensive testing at Jaguar's specialist engineering centre.

A host of new additions to the interior further the luxurious look and feel of the XKR Portfolio.

A unique Engine-Spin aluminium veneer is standard. A new alloy and leather gearshift selector, soft grab door handles, contrast stitching throughout the cabin, leather edged mats with a Jaguar logo and distinctive Portfolio treadplates on the doorsills complete the effect.

The interior will also be the soft grain leather "Luxury Sport Interior Theme" with seats in either warm charcoal (with ivory contrast stitching) or ivory (with slate blue contrast stitching).

The XKR Portfolio also marks another first for Jaguar: the first production example of its new partnership with renowned audio entertainment specialists Bowers and Wilkins. Taking Jaguar's 525W Premium Audio system with Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound as a starting point, Bowers and Wilkins have crafted a signature speaker system specifically for the XKR's cabin. High-output, low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and specially designed aluminium dome tweeters deliver superb mid-range and extended high-frequency responses.

Dorian Lapthorne, General Manager, Jaguar Australia, commented "The XKR is a truly luxurious sports car; the XKR Portfolio is an even more luxurious XKR. Its specification is unique, and very special. It combines breathtaking performance and dramatic beauty with exclusive, individual touches of craftsmanship and equipment that lift it to another level. The XKR Portfolio continues our program our creating exclusive bespoke vehicles for our customers"

To underline the exclusivity of the XKR Portfolio, there will only be 10 units available for sale in the Australian market. All vehicles are in coupe style. The XKR Portfolio will carry a recommended retail price for $246,000 and will be available for sale in October.

XJR PORTFOLIO FEATURES

  • Celestial Black metallic paint / coupe
  • 20" Cremona polished alloy wheels with Heritage wheel badges
  • Alcon high performance braking system
  • Bowers and Wilkins premium sound system
  • Milled aluminum side power vents
  • Engine Spin Aluminum veneer
  • Alloy gear lever and selector gate surround
  • Leather edged floor mats
  • Premium headlining
  • Warm charcoal leather trim with Ivory contrast stitch OR Ivory leather trim with slate blue contrast stitching


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