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Jaguar launches Speed Pack for XKR Coupe

Jaguar has introduced a new optional Speed Pack for the XKR Coupe which extends to car's top speed from 155mph to an electronicaly limited 174mph thanks to an engine and gearbox recalibration. To cope with the increase in speed the XKR with the Speed Pack also gets a revised front aerodynamic splitter and larger rear spoiler to provide extra balance and reduce lift.

The XKR's computerised Active Differential Control also adjusts to reduce steering sensitivity at very high speeds, further improving stability and driver control. Other additions with the Speed Pack include body-coloured side sills and rear diffuser, a chrome finish to the window surrounds, upper and lower mesh grilles, side power vents while red brake callipers with a Jaguar ‘R' logo sit inside 20-inch 'Kasuga' alloy wheels.

It also comes in a range if unique colours that have been specifically chosen to compliment the performance potential of the car. Seven colours are available on Speed Pack models - Ultimate Black, Polaris White, Salsa Red, Liquid Silver, Lunar Grey, Kyanite Blue and Spectrum Blue.

But for the ultimate look with the Speed Pack, there is an optional Black Pack which adds gloss black wheels and exterior detailing. Just three colours are available - Ultimate Black, Polaris White or Salsa Red and it also gets eye-catching 20-inch gloss black Kalimnos alloy wheels. Further gloss black finishing features on the window surrounds and front grilles. There is also the option of a sweeping ‘XKR' side body graphic that runs along the door sills.

Jaguar's Design Director, Ian Callum, says the new Black Pack is a fitting addition to the XKR: "While Jaguars are about beauty, they are also about speed and power. With the optional Black Pack you can now add a sense of drama and severity to that performance."

In addition to the Black Pack's exterior changes, the Jaguar Designers' Choice programme also includes a range of interior trims. All XKRs with the Black Pack will be trimmed with Charcoal leather hides that can be personalised with a range of colour stitching and grain. Three interior finishes and veneers for the fascia and door trims are also available - Dark Oak, Dark Mesh Aluminium and Piano Black.

The Speed Pack costs £3500 and the Speed and Black Pack costs £4000.

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