Jaguar XKR GT2 2009-2010
Jaguar returns to the starting grid at Le Mans on June 2010, as the XKR GT2 sports car lines up alongside the world's leading endurance racers for the classic 24 hour event. As Jaguar celebrates its 75th anniversary of building and racing cars, it is fitting that the British marque returns to competition at the circuit where it earned seven race wins between 1951 and 1990.
The Jaguar XKR GT2 racer competing at Le Mans is being run by RSR team, and shares many of the basic components and technologies with the road-going XKR. Jointly developed by Jaguar's engineering and design groups and the RSR team, the racer features the road car's lightweight aluminium body structure and a tuned version of its 5.0 litre supercharged AJ133 V8 engine developing in excess of 500 horsepower.
In the spring of 2009, Paul Gentilozzi and his sons, Tony and John, founded RSR in partnership with Jaguar Cars to build and race the Jaguar XKR in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT2 Class. The chassis is Jaguar XKR bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque with RSR steel reinforcements and safety structure. The engine is a naturally aspirated version of the AJ133 V8 with aluminium cylinder block and four valves per cylinder. The power output is 500 bhp at 7.000 rpm dependent on restrictor size. Transmission is by six-speed Hewland CST Transverse Sequential Transaxle. Overall weight is 1.245 kg (2744 lb). Length is 4790 mm (188.5 inches). Width is 1996 mm (78.5 inches). Maximum speed is claimed at over 180 mph ( 290 kph)
Paul Damiens - Photos by Jaguar
Wallpapers Jaguar XKR GT2 2009-2010 (click on picture to enlarge)