Low-mileage Jaguar XKR Makes a Case for the Forgotten Supercar

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Jaguar XKR

With styling that holds up well even today and loads of silky smooth power, the Jaguar XKR deserves more attention.

When it debuted in 1997, the Jaguar XKR was quite the revelation. The brutish Brit packed a 370 hp supercharged punch to go along with swoopy, drool worthy styling. Styling that, we must say, has more than withstood the test of time. From there, the XKR only got better over the years. An all new, even better looking Ian Callum-designed model bowed at the 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show sporting some E-Type influence. It was a fantastic car, yet largely forgotten after it was somewhat superseded by the excellent F-Type.

And that’s somewhat of a shame. When we came across this stunning, 21k-mile 2007 Jaguar XKR on Bring a Trailer, it reminded us that this is a supercar worth remembering. For ’07, this car’s supercharged, 420 hp 4.2-liter V8 was plenty powerful. And even wearing nearly 11 year-old bodywork, it’s still a head turner in today’s world.

Jaguar XKR

It doesn’t hurt that the seller has added a host of visual bits to take this Jaguar XKR to the next level, either. They include goodies like an XKR-S front spoiler, rocker panels, and rear diffuser. The rear spoiler is an Aero Kit piece. And the big cat certainly sits pretty thanks to 20-inch 2Crave wheels and Spires lowering springs.

Jaguar XKR

Interested collectors will be happy to know that all the original bits were retained and included with the sale. Which is a good thing, because the Jaguar XKR sure seems like a future classic. It may not garner the interest of vehicles from this era with similar prominence, but we’d wager that’ll change eventually. And whoever buys this gem is sure to appreciate that! Be sure and check out all the pictures and details of this beauty over at BaT.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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