Jaguar XKR-S Participates in Charity Event

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 01:36

The Jaguar  XKR-S beat off fierce competition to make it to the semi-final. Held at Edinburgh Airport the event saw 32 cars compete in drag races along a 1,800-metre runway. Jaguar decided to show its support to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and Scottish Burned Children’s Club this year by participating in the Race the Runway event.

“We’re delighted that Jaguar supported the Race the Runway event this year and our thanks go to them.  The event raised a combined total of over £11,000 this year for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and the Scottish Burned Children’s Club which will make a valuable difference.  I was fortunate enough to passenger in The Jaguar  XKR-S and what a thrill it was. It’s not every day you achieve 165 mph in a brand new Jaguar on an airport runway!” said Ashley Kilgour, Corporate Fundraiser, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

The Jaguar  XKR-S coupe’s £97,000 price tag. From stand-still the 550-hp Jaguar hit 100 mph in just over eight seconds before being measured reaching a terminal speed of 165 mph.

Now in its third year, Race the Runway has so far raised over £40,000 for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and other co-nominated charities.  This year’s event saw a record entry level, as joining The Jaguar  XKR-S and Jaguar XKR in the line up of vehicles was an XFR, also making its Scottish debut.

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