Held at Edinburgh Airport the event saw 32 cars compete in drag races along a 1,800-metre runway. The XKR-S beat off fierce competition to make it to the semi-final, outpaced only by vehicles valued at over twice the XKR-S' £97,000 price tag. From rest the 550 PS 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. Joining the XKR-S and the XKR in the line up of vehicles was an XFR, also making its Scottish debut.
Ashley Kilgour, Corporate Fundraiser, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice commented: "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 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!"
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