The famous Jaguar XJS was getting long in the tooth by the mid-Nineties, and Jaguar needed a follow-up hit. Enter the XK, a sportier and more modern grand tourer. The XK would go on over two generations, before bowing out in 2013 to make space for the smaller F-Type. The second generation in particular is well-received, due to its more agile dynamic, enabled by all-aluminum construction, and wrapped in a stylish Ian Callum-penned body. This 2011 Jaguar XKR175 75th Anniversary Edition is special, as it’s one of just 175 cars exported to the US that was meant to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Jaguar. This one’s got just 18,500 miles reported, and combined with its rarity, is truly a jewel. Act fast, before it gets sold!
The 75th anniversary edition would see some exterior changes, which this 2011 Jaguar XKR175 75th Anniversary Edition proudly proclaims in an Ultimate Black paint job. The changes include a revised aero package that comprises a new front air dam, new side sills, new rear diffuser, and a more prominent rear spoiler. All this is functional and not just cosmetic, as it provides a reduction in lift and speed, and better balance. It rolls on stylish silver 20 inch Kasuga ten-spoke alloys, and a quartet of tailpipes at the rear tell you that it’s the top-shelf XK. The red brake calipers add a splash of color to a monochrome side profile. Venture aboard the Warm Charcoal interior with piano black wood veneer that can accommodate up to four (including driver), and it’s very well appointed. You get powered front seats with heating and memory, infotainment system with touch screen, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and the usual powered conveniences. The gear selector is a trick metal knob that retracts into the center console, rising up when the car is switched on. Branded XKR175 side plates are present too. The clear analog instrument cluster proclaims “Supercharged” on the speedometer, which tells you that this engine gets some serious breathing assistance.
The second-generation XK could be had with either a 4.2L or 5.0L V8, and this 2011 Jaguar XKR175 75th Anniversary Edition goes full monty, packing the supercharged 5.0L AJ-V8 that puts out 503hp and 461lb-ft to the rear wheels via a 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The top speed is limited at 174mph on this edition, while regular XKs have to make do with 155mph limiting.
2011 Model Year Jaguar XK R 175 75th Anniversary Edition Black exterior Black interior 75 anniversary edition Seller reports 18,500 miles
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