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2010-01-13 10:04
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Jaguar
Model XKR racer
Engine 5l, supercharged V8
Power 410kW
Transmission Six-speed
Top Speed 290km/h
Weight 1 245kg
One of the world’s most striking racecars, the RSR Jaguar XKR GT, is on a whistle-stop tour of UK before returning to prepare for a challenging year competing in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.

Built by Paul Gentilozzi’s RSR team, the RSR Jaguar XKR GT made its racing debut during the Petit Le Mans event at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, in September 2009.

Flying the British flag across the pond

The car took its first green flag in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October and is set for a full-season championship effort in 2010.

Running in GT2 specification, the RSR XKR racecar is powered by a 410kW version of the AJ 133 direct-injected 5l supercharged V8.

Drive to the rear wheels is handled by a transaxle mounted Hewland CST sequential transmission geared for a top end of 290km/h, which is quite sufficient for most racetracks…

With an aluminium monocoque chassis architecture, reinforced with a roll-cage, and minus all the road-car niceties mass has been trimmed down by 555kg to a scant track ready 1245kg.

Rolling Yokohama racing slicks and running Ohlins DR4 dampers at each wheel corner grip at high cornering speeds is a given.

Deceleration is managed by Brembo six-pot callipers at the front axle (actuating 380mm rotors) whilst four-piston grabbers interact with 350mm rotors at the rear.

The RSR XKR’s first race will be the 12 Hours of Sebring on 20 Mach. Though we wish it was finished in a purer graphics scheme, it still remains one disarmingly pretty racecar.


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