The Jaguar XK may be nearing its extinction, but that hasn’t stopped the British automaker from rolling out a special-edition model for its German clientele. The model is called the XK66 Special Edition, and if you’re wondering about the car’s nomenclature, the ’66’ refers to the the years since the unveiling of the XK120 at the London Motor Show back in 1948. One look at the model and you know why it’s referred to as such, and really, the British Racing Green and Stratus colors used the original XK120 are the predominant colors of the XK66, which incidentally, are available in both coupe and convertible versions.
In addition to the distinctive colors of the XK66 Special Edition, the model also distinguishes itself from the rest of the XK lineup with an XK66 emblem placed on the rear of the vehicle. There’s also a number of black Union Jack emblems on the hub caps, and a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels polished in what Jaguar describes as an "Orona" design.
There doesn’t appear to be any performance upgrades given to the XK66 Special Edition, which is a bit of a letdown considering that the power train — a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 385 horsepower — could’ve used a power bump to make the car more special.
Only 66 models of the XK66 Special Edition will be produced, and the model appears to be exclusive to the German market. Still, if you’re looking to get yourself one, you can do so at a price of &euro99,380 ($138,267) and &euro107,580 ($149,676) for the convertible model.
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Jaguar XK66 Special Edition in detail
Nobody’s going to mistake this Jaguar XK for a standard model. Not when you have an "XK66" emblem slapped into the rear of the vehicle.
The interior of the XK66 Special edition looks especially posh and distinct, thanks to those " XK66 One of 66 " interior emblems to designate the production number of this extremely limited set of Jaguar XKs.
The British Racing Green and Stratus colors of the XK66 Special Edition harkens back to the classic Jag look and put into place in modern times.
Press Release (Google Translate)
Start of the season Jaguar offers a limited edition of 66 units of the special edition sports car Jaguar XK for the German market . Its name - Jaguar XK66 - refers to the 66 year old tradition of the 1948 -founded with the unveiling of the XK120 at the London Motor Show series. The special edition also takes classic bonds in the typical colors Jaguar British Racing Green and Stratus to the end of production of the XK . The available as a coupe as Cabriolet model is based on the luxurious Jaguar XK Portfolio with 283 kW ( 385 hp) 5.0-liter V8 engine * and goes from May to attractive prices ranging from 99 380 ( coupe ) and 107 580 EUR ( Cabriolet ) in the trade. Since 2006 Jaguar has sold nearly 60,000 units of the XK " X150 " world , in Germany succumbed to the same period around 6000 Jaguar enthusiasts the charm of the 2 +2- seater , the first model of the design chief Ian Callum newly introduced design language Jaguars followed it. At the same time Jaguar 2011 brought with the 405 kW ( 550 hp) XKR- S for the first time a model of the new RS High Performance line out .
The Jaguar XK writes a long history of success . 1948 saw the XK120 with its elegant design for a sensation at the London Motor Show and also the latest models make history . So led the offered since 2006 Jaguar XK Series " X150 " a new both sensual and dynamic and clear style for a Jaguar , which continues in the new XF and XJ sedans such as the Jaguar F -TYPE . With its aluminum chassis, the XK 150 also includes one of the pioneers in the field of lightweight construction.
The exclusively compiled for production outlet for German customers XK66 special model based on the XK Portfolio lavish . It is in the colors of British Racing Green and Stratus already used the original XK 120 (Anthracite) painted and available in coupe and convertible versions. The 283 kW ( 385 hp) 5.0-liter V8 engine provides superb propulsion . A mounted below the side air intake and rear XK66 emblem refers to the exclusive special model . In the interior there is a hint in the form of a mounted on the passenger side plate bearing the inscription " XK66 One of 66 " .
In addition to the special exterior colors of fitted in soft grain leather interior in shades of caramel (light brown ), with contrasting seams in Warm Charcoal ( gray) or Warm Charcoal is offered with Ivory contrast stitching . Let the panels in glossy walnut burl wood with accessories and finishes in polished chrome "vintage" feelings arise .
The special edition Jaguar XK66 stands on 20-inch alloy wheels and polished in design " Orona " . It is from the outside in addition to the two special colors on exterior mirror caps in chrome to recognize black "Union Jack" emblems on the valve and hub caps and a trunk made of ss . For the electrically retractable fabric roof of the convertible versions are available in black (with choice of exterior color Stratus ) and beige (for models in British Racing Green).
For engineering package include Adaptive Headlights with swiveling headlights and cornering lights , a rear view camera with guide lines , a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS ) and an automatic air recirculation function with five settings. It is shifted via shift paddles made of aluminum and a leather framed with paragraph rings Jaguar Drive Selector ™ on the center console.