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Add This to Your Jaguar XKR Portfolio, its Back by Popular Demand - (Australia)

July 4th, 2008
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Due to the success of the 2007 Portfolio Limited Edition - which was primarily sold before the cars even landed on Australian shores - Jaguar is releasing a second very limited edition XKR Portfolio. The 2008 XKR Portfolio 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 Shadow Grey exterior paint and 20-inch Selena five spoke alloy wheels in shadow finish featuring red Jaguar "Heritage" centre badges 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.

The cabin is characterised by craftsmanship and premium quality materials, from the Alston headlining to the Engine Spin Aluminium veneers. The Softgrain leather upholstery is available in a choice of two exclusive colour ways - Warm charcoal with cranberry contrast twin needle stitching, or Ivory and Charcoal with Slate contrast twin needle stitching. The alloy gear selector, with polished metal gearshift surround, is trimmed with leather, and there are leather edged carpet mats and "Portfolio" scri pted tread plates.

The XKR Portfolio also features the very special surround sound system from 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 "We received a phenomenal response last year when the XKR Portfolio was released. The specification is quite 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 of $246,000 and will be available for sale in July.

XJR PORTFOLIO FEATURES

  • Shadow Grey metallic paint / coupe
  • 20" Selena shadow finish alloy wheels with red 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 cranberry contrast stitch OR Ivory and charcoal leather trim with slate blue contrast stitching

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