01 July 2009

Quick lime

Jag brings hotted-up XKR Goodwood Special to, er, Goodwood

Jaguard XHR Goodwood Special

Yowch. Lime green. Good on a Gallardo… but on a Jaguar XKR?

This is no aftermarket job. This is the XKR Goodwood Special, a one-off version of Jaguar’s usually gorgeous super-coupe, set to tackle the famous hillclimb this weekend.

Look beyond the garish paintjob – it’s tricky, we know – and there’s lots of good stuff here. The Jag engineers have thrown everything at the Goodwood Special, and it has returned with a lowered ride height, bigger exhaust and massive 21-inch anthracite wheels.

It might well have a bit more power than the standard XKR’s 503bhp, too, though Jaguar is staying coy about that one.

The Goodwood Special will run alongside Jag’s fastest-ever car– the 225mph XFR Prototype – on the Goodwood hill. The XFR hit the mighty 2-2-5 in the hands of Paul Gentilozzi at the Bonneville salt flats late last year, though we’re guessing it’ll struggle to reach quite the same speeds up Goodwood’s twisty hillclimb.

But, more importantly, lime green? Can anyone suggest a more inappropriate colour?

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