Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
There are car shows and then there are car shows. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the latter. Instead of static displays in a convention center under terrible lighting, Goodwood takes some of the most desirable automobiles past and present and puts them on full display in all their glory, racing up the hill at Goodwood House in West Sussex, seat of the Lord March Duke of Richmond. It's also home turf for Britain's most stoic automakers, chief among them Jaguar which always comes with some truly lust-worthy machinery. And this year Jaguar wasn't about to go unnoticed. So they came with the XKR Goodwood Special you see here, decked out in bright lime green with grey and orange accents.
The XKR Goodwood Special upgrades on the stock version with a 20-horsepower boost to give the supercharged V8 a 530hp, 515 lb-ft output. It also rides on 21" alloys in the same graphite trim that replaces all the car's chrome, mounted to a dropped suspension and fitted with a special exhaust to let the big cat's growl reverberate across the estate. So far the Goodwood Special is a unique one-off, but if Jaguar gets enough interest they could put it into limited production.