(autoinsidernews) - Apex Motorsport and Jaguar revealed the XKR GT3 for use in the FIA GT3 European Championship at the Autosport International Show in Britain. The Jaguar XKR GT3, features a supercharged 4.2L V8 engine, the aluminium body of the production XKR, and has been modified to fit with the regulations, reports Trend.
Apex Motorsport has Jaguar's blessing to compete with the XKR GT3, but this is not a factory program. Stuart Dyble, Jaguar Board Director and Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Premier Automotive Group and Ford of Europe, said, We welcome this initiative which will result in production Jaguar sportscars being seen once again on race circuits across Europe. We have just launched the all new Jaguar XKR road car, and GT3 is the natural race series in which to compete.
Official FIA track tests on the XKR GT3 still need to be conducted, the first of which will take place at Monza on February 22 and 23.
The five round GT3 Championship begins in May at Silverstone, then travels to Bucharest (ROM), Monza (I) and Brno (CZ) in Europe before finishing in Dubai in November. Some owners may also plan on entering the non Championship GT3 race within the Spa 24 Hours event in Belgium at the end of July.