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(from Ford Motor Company Press
Release) 2008 JAGUAR XKR PORTFOLIO
2007 Geneva Motor Show
* New special edition XKR Portfolio offers even greater technology
and luxury to customers seeking the ultimate sports coupe or
* Unique exterior styling revisions include 20-inch polished Cremona
five-spoke alloy wheels, polished aluminium side power vents and
Celestial Black paint.
* Advanced aluminium construction, 420bhp supercharged 4.2-litre V8
engine and six-speed Jaguar sequential shift transmission with
paddleshift for superb dynamic performance.
* New high-performance braking system with 400mm front discs and
350mm rear discs – the largest ever fitted to a production Jaguar.
* Choice of new interior veneer - Engine-Spun Alloy – or elegant
Satin American Walnut.
* First production Jaguar to use new Bowers & Wilkins speaker system
exclusively crafted for XKR Premium Sound system.
Jaguar Cars is adding even more appeal to the ‘must have’ XKR with
the unveiling of the all-new special edition Portfolio model. The
4.2-litre supercharged sports car will be sold worldwide and each
one will feature notable additions to the already strong
specification of the XKR, which is capable of hitting an
electronically controlled top speed of 155mph and can accelerate to
60mph in just 4.9 seconds (5.0 seconds for the convertible).
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 polished Cremona five-spoke alloy wheels add to the overall
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. Every XKR benefits from its class-leading,
advanced aluminium construction, which ensures that its power is
matched by a dynamic, lightweight chassis that handles supremely,
rides exceptionally well and stops with surefooted reassurance time
Now, to offer even greater braking ability, 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. After extensive testing by experts at Jaguar’s
specialist engineering centre (which is based next to the legendary
Nürburgring race circuit in Germany), the new XKR Portfolio braking
system was conceived.
400mm front brake discs – an increase of 45mm over the standard XKR
– are retarded by powerful six-piston callipers, while at the rear
four-piston calipers operate on 350mm discs. Innovative
race-developed crescent-shaped grooves cut into the surface of the
discs prevent a build-up of deposits on the brake pads and improve
braking performance under extreme use.
By allowing the heat created within the system to dissipate quickly
and efficiently the XKR Portfolio’s brakes produce fade-free
performance whilst maintaining Jaguar renowned blend of refinement
and stopping power. Unique ‘R’ branding on the front brake calipers
reveals the six-piston set-up beneath.
Surrounding the XKR Portfolio’s brakes are polished 20-inch
five-spoke Cremona wheels, while behind the front wheels sit all-new
Power Vents which are hewn from polished aluminium and incorporate
the indicator side repeater and Jaguar signature ‘ingot’. An
exclusive Celestial Black exterior paint will also serve to
differentiate the XKR Portfolio edition. (UK and Switzerland have a
Liquid Silver paint option as well.)
A host of new additions to the interior further the luxurious look
and feel of the XKR Portfolio. A unique, and quite beautiful,
Engine-Spun aluminium veneer is standard on the Portfolio, while
customers will also have the option of an elegant Satin American
Walnut veneer. 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 XKR Portfolio also marks another first for Jaguar: the first
production example of its new partnership with renowned audio
entertainment specialists Bowers & Wilkins. This world-leading
loudspeaker manufacturer worked alongside Jaguar to create a
stunning speaker system for the recent C-XF concept car, but the XKR
Portfolio is the first production Jaguar to benefit from the
Taking Jaguar’s 525W Premium Audio system with Dolby Pro Logic II
surround sound as a starting point, Bowers & 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.
The new Jaguar XKR Portfolio special edition is available to order
from the end of March 2007.