Palmersport XKR

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Palmersport Jaguar XKR (X150) 4.2 Supercharged V8

Swallows Racing Palmersport XKR


Swallows Racing own several of the former Palmersport track cars, and below is the description which appeared in the sales catalogue where they were auctioned, followed by details of the final tuning done by Swallows Racing to make one particular example the leader of the Palmer pack!


Swallows Racing XKR at Castle Combe The second generation of Jaguar’s high performance sports Coupe, the aluminium-bodied XKR, was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005. It was designed by Ian Callum, who also penned the Aston Martin DB7 and Vanquish. The newcomer’s retro radiator grille was a deliberate echo of that on the immortal E-Type.
Swallows Racing Palmersport XKR The righthand drive XKR being sold is particularly special. It was modified and prepared by Jaguar Cars for use in the PalmerSport corporate track days, organised by former F1 driver and commentator Jonathan Palmer at his premier driving centre near Bedford.
 Palmersport Jaguar XKR power unit It is powered by a 420 bhp version of Jaguar’s super smooth 4.2-litre supercharged V8 engine – output sufficient to accelerate the big cat to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 185 mph. The unit is mated to a remapped, six-speed, paddle-shift ZF transmission for F1-style gearchanges, which in turn leads to an uprated Dana differential.
 Swallows Racing Palmersport Jaguar XKR at Castle Combe The track modified suspension features full Bilstein coilovers and the modified Alcon 2 piece callipers and floating discs from their race division transform the car in the corners.
 Swallows Racing Palmersport Jaguar XKR at Castle Combe The striking go-faster body is finished in Metallic Grey with a broad White stripe running from stem to stern down the middle and large ‘leaping cat’ logos on each flank. The purposeful nose features carbon fibre front air scoops and splitter, while a GT2-style spoiler dominates the rear. Huge 10-spoke, split-rim alloys fill the wheel arches.
Rob Jenner in Swallows Racing Palmersport Jaguar XKR at Silverstone Classic 2017 The salient features of the business-like interior include: a full roll-cage, racing steering wheel, lightweight Sparco racing seats and full harness seat belts, a plumbed in fire extinguisher and lap timer.
Letitia Mace in Swallows Racing Palmersport Jaguar XKR at Silverstone Classic 2017 All of which Rob Jenner and Letitia Mace enjoyed trying out at Silverstone Classic 2017.

Swallows Racing Palmersport Jaguar XKR at Castle Combe


Tuned by us here at Swallows Racing using our Stage 3 package this particular Palmer car produces 490bhp using our 6% supercharger pulley and full exhaust system including cat removal, with a tuned map on the gear box and traction control removal this has truly become the most adrenaline fuelled XKR in the Palmer pack.

Pictures by Swallows Racing and Xclusively Jaguar

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