Jaguar North America plans to more aggressively use its racing and performance heritage to reinforce its brand, says its new president, Mike O'Driscoll. To that end, Jaguar will offer in North America for 2001 an “XKR Silverstone” high-performance version of its XK8 coupe and convertible. In addition to the standard XKR's 370-hp supercharged 4L DOHC V-8, the Silverstone adds a special handling package with massive Brembo brakes and calipers and oversized 20-in. wheels. Jaguar plans to sell ...

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