JAGUAR XKR CONVERTIBLE
SOUGHT AFTER SPECIFICATION // LOW MILEAGE // JUST TWO OWNERS
Heated front seats, “R” Heated Steering Wheel, Rear view camera, Performance seats, Performance Active Exhaust, 16-way Electric seats with memory function, Bowers & Wilkins Premium, Chrome boot plinth, Full extended Leather interior, Door cast stitching in Ivory, Parking Sensors front and rear, Leather edged floor mats, Cruise Control, Keyless entry, AutoLux interior trim, Super Performance Brakes, Bi-Xenon headlights, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, DAB radio, MP3 compatible, Rain sensitive wipers, Auto dim interior and exterior mirrors, LED daytime running lights, Heated front screen, Navigation + DRG + TIS, Folding Mirrors
Benefitting from recent full professional detailing and machine polish, the XKR now gleams from its factory Lunar Grey paintwork. With an iconic design that has aged incredibly well, this XKR presents in incredible condition with very few age-related blemishes to note. Subtle chrome highlights remain bright and elevate the appearance of the much-admired Sir Ian Callum original design. Low and sleek, the XKR manages to be sensuous, purposeful, yet still muscular and aggressive. Quad exhausts, supercharged etched twin bonnet “nostrils”, and rear LED light clusters are instantly recognisable as a statement of intent and advancement in Jaguar production, all clues to the XKR’s capabilities.
The Ivory over contrasting grey leather interior remains in superb order throughout. Being a later model, this XKR benefits from the significant interior upgrade, with Piano Black and machined aluminium surfaces and rotary gear selector. The high standard extends to dashboard top, centre console, door cards and caps. All surfaces, including the leather steering wheel are free from any scratches, scuffs, or blemishes. The rare, Performance Seats are extremely supportive with a multitude of adjustments, showing little signs of wear. Cosseted and comfortable, with a Bowers & Wilkins surround system, heated seats and steering wheel, the cabin exudes quality.
WHEELS AND TYRES
20” inch Nevis design alloy wheels have Jaguar motif centre caps, Supercharge designation cast into surfaces and are all unmarked. Matching Dunlop SP Sport Maxx’s all round have plenty of tread.
Front – 255/35 R 20
Rear – 285/30 ZR 20
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
SERVICE HISTORY + PROVENANCE
Last serviced less than 200 miles ago in September 2021, this example has been diligently maintained and immaculately looked after by just two owners.
First registered on – 14/11/2012
05/06/2013 – Jaguar Land Rover Tamworth
06/06/2014 – Jaguar Land Rover Tamworth
08/06/2015 – Jaguar Land Rover Tamworth
06/06/2016 – Jaguar Land Rover Tamworth
06/07/2017 – Jaguar Land Rover Tonbridge
27/07/2018 – 14,898 miles – Jaguar Land Rover Sevenoaks – Full service
12/08/2019 – 17,731 miles –Jaguar Land Rover Tonbridge – Full service
14/07/2020 – 19,721 miles – PTA Motorstore Oxted – Full service
16/09/2021 – 22,150 miles – PTA Motorstore Oxted – Full service including fitment of new rear brake pads.
There is an original black leather owner’s wallet, containing all handbooks, two keys, a large history file containing all invoices and an original sales invoice. HPi clear, with certificate available upon request.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The Supercharged lightweight XKR 5.0 V8 Coupe was described by Autocar Magazine as a revelation. Jaguar’s epoxy-bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque construction, was 30% stiffer but more importantly, 100kg lighter than the previous XK. Weighing in at just 1753kg. The all-new AJ – V8 Gen 111 R, direct injection supercharged engine develops a monstrous 510 bhp propelling the XKR from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 secs, and a top speed limited to 174 mph.
Speed sensitive power steering assists the driver while parking and manoeuvring, then adds a positive security at higher speeds. A car with a schizophrenic personality, calm soothing and benign, until provoked, when it becomes demonically quick and visceral. The accompanying soundtrack has few, if any, peers, certainly in this price bracket. This hardcore version of the XK is a pleasure to own and drive, whether negotiating town traffic or unleashed where it belongs.
Still representing what must be one of the greatest every day, usable Super-GT bargains available on the market today. Costing over £75k new and having been discontinued in July 2014, could the Jaguar XKR be the next collectable Modern Classic?