21 Nov 2012

A Jaguar XKR-S fit for a rock star

We all have our own dream car and in the majority of cases cannot hope to afford it.  Not so Nicko McBrain, drummer with Iron Maiden, who has been a lifelong Jaguar nut.  When you are a multi-millionaire rock star not only can you afford your dream car - you can get a bespoke version made by the factory.

Nicko lives in Florida and when in the UK last year was invited by Jaguar Land Rover to the factory in Gaydon, Warwickshire where he and Jaguar Studio Director Wayne Burgess set about creating a unique XKR-S.

Nicko's XKR-S has several unique features such as metallic French Racing Blue paint, Iron Maiden Metal Lord font lettering, a hybrid of Eddie (Iron Maiden's mascot) and the Jaguar growler on the seats and a black and red interior that Nicko saw in an Evoque and wanted for his Jaguar.

Read our drive test of the Jaguar XKR-S here.

The first video shows the design process for Nicko's bespoke Jaguar whilst the second sees him take delivery of his XKR-S.