First there was the Jaguar XKR, then the XKR-S and now an even more hardcore version pops up ahead of the New York Motor Show. The XKR-S GT might be the last hourrah before the more upmarket next generation Jaguar XK makes its debut. The road legal XKR-S GT keeps the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 550 hp that can be found on the XKR-S. We don't know if the GT is lighter than the XKR-S either. But what we do know, is that it features a much more advanced aero including a redesigned front bumper with some carbon fiber elements, a new vented front hood, a more pronounced rear diffuser and a rear spoiler. Overall, the car is more track focused with an upgraded suspension, bigger brakes and wider 20 inch alloy wheels.
The car will go on sale in August for $174k. You can find more pictures of the beast in the gallery below and you can hear its fantastic noise thanks to an upgraded exhaust system in the video after the jump.