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1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS

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  • Lynx-Jaguar XKSS
  • Year:
    1969
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  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    Getrag five-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    270 @ 4500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    302 @ 4000
  • Displacement:
    4.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.2 sec.
  • Price:
    250000
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It’s quite possible that you have heard of the Jaguar XKSS before. Steve McQueen famously had one and it’s one of those classics that sells for double-digit millions at auctions. But the Lynx-Jaguar XKSS is a different story, and it would almost be strange if you had heard of it before this. It is essentially a continuation car, built more than a decade after the original and by special order only from a shop specializing in Jaguar racing machines. Lynx (get it?) was a specialty shop dealing in Jaguar C-, D- and E-Types, making them the right sort of people to tackle the project of recreating one of Jaguar’s greatest.

Like Shelby Cobra continuation cars, the Lynx-built cars were made because authentic originals are so incredibly rare. The XKSS was built as an afterthought, simply because Jaguar had pulled out of motorsports after 1956 and had some leftover D-Types. These cars were converted into road cars through the addition of a passenger door, full windshield and a few other bolt-on bits. Since they were made only from leftovers, just 16 of the XKSS were ever built, leaving many wealthy Jaguar fans with feelings of intense jealousy.

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Jaguar XK SS Prototype Previews $1.25 Million Continuation Cars in L.A.

Jaguar XK SS Prototype Previews $1.25 Million Continuation Cars in L.A.

Nine will be made and sold to carefully selected Jaguar owners

In 2014, Jaguar and its Heritage division decided to build the remaining six chassis of the E-Type Lightweight sports car exactly 50 years after the final original example left the factory. The new-old cars were put together using numerous original parts and techniques, as well as modern technology for improved safety, and became an instant hit with collectors, despite the £1.2 million (around $1.5 million as of November 2016) sticker. As a result, Jaguar turned its attention to yet another classic sports car whose production came to an abrupt halt: the XK SS. And, the prototype that will be used as a blueprint for the continuation cars was just presented at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Often referred to as the world’s first supercar, the XK SS was originally produced in 1957 using chassis and components from the retired D-Type race car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a row. Initial plans included a 25-unit production, but nine cars earmarked for export to North America were lost in a massive fire at Jaguar’s factory, leaving only 16 examples on the road. Much like it did with the E-Type Lightweight, Jaguar plans to roll out the remaining nine cars in 2017.

All vehicles, which will look identical to the Sherwood Green prototype shown in L.A. (except for the paint of course) will be completely new and have period chassis numbers from the XK SS chassis log. The cars will cost "in excess of £1 million each." That’s at least $1.25 million. Why the steep price you ask? Well, not only are these cars difficult to build, as the prototype required 18 months of intense work and research, but they’re also highly desirable among collectors and will be sold to carefully selected customers who already own classic Jaguars. All told, the new XK SS won’t be a dealership model and not everyone can buy one. And, despite the high sticker, the Brits will have no trouble selling all nine examples.

So how new is the "new" XK SS? Jaguar says that most components are true to the original car, including the magnesium alloy body, the bronze welded chassis frames, the four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes with a Plessey pump, and Dunlop tires with riveted two-piece magnesium alloy wheels. The engine will be the same 3.4-liter, six-cylinder, D-type unit rated at 262 horsepower, but it will feature completely new cast iron blocks, new cast cylinder heads and three Weber DC03 carburetors. On the other hand, because the original styling bucks do not exist, Jaguar Classic produced a new, bespoke styling buck based on the original bodies from the 1950s.

Inside, the XK SS will get perfect recreations of the original Smiths gauges, the wood-rimmed steering wheel, grain of the leather seats, and brass knobs on the dashboard. However, minor specification changes have been made in order to improve driver and passenger safety. The fuel cell, for example, uses modern materials to support throughput of modern fuels. Jaguar will probably give customers a few exterior color options based on its 1950s palette, including the iconic British Racing Green.

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Jay Leno Takes Us On A 360-Degree Drive With A 1954 Jaguar XK120

Jay Leno Takes Us On A 360-Degree Drive With A 1954 Jaguar XK120

It’s the most fun you’ll ever have on board an iconic Jaguar

Riding shotgun in a 1954 Jaguar XK120 with Jay Leno driving is nearly impossible to do if you don’t know the comedian and famous auto collector. But thanks to 360-degree video technology, you don’t have to be in the actual car to experience the thrill of doing so. Granted, it’s still better to sit in it, but we’ll take what we can get.

The video runs close to four minutes long and in that space of time, Leno goes into story-telling mode as he recounts the history behind his XK120 and how he’s had it since 1984. He also talks about the modifications he’s made to the car, including replacing the original 3.0-liter engine with a 4.2-liter that produces “about 250 horsepower.” Other than that, this XK120 is completely stock.

Once you’ve spent time listening to Leno’s stories, you can go back to the start of the video like I did and just spend it playing around with the 360-degree controls on the top-left part of the YouTube screen. Trust me, it’s fun just whirling around the car to see Leno talking directly to you and the incredible scenery around him. And if you want extra effects, point a fan directly to your face to simulate the rush of air blowing your hair in all directions. I may or may not have done that myself.

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Jaguar Scraps Plan To Develop XK Successor

Jaguar Scraps Plan To Develop XK Successor

F-Type SVR already occupies the spot once taken by the XK

Raise a toast for the Jaguar XK, people. The model’s lineage has officially been taken to the graveyard after Jaguar scrapped plans for a successor to the XK name out of concern that such a model would impede the growth and volume of the F-Type SVR.

Jaguar Land Rover North America CEO Joe Eberhart made the declaration to Car & Driver, saying that building a flagship coupe, the spot once occupied by the XK, isn’t a part of Jaguar’s plans anymore. According to Eberhart, Jaguar came to that decision after determining the F-Type SVR already fits into that category and having another model share in that space doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

Eberhart’s explanation makes sense considering that the F-Type SVR already has the technological tools and performance capabilities of a flagship sports coupe. More importantly, the F-Type SVR’s $125,950 price tag is already steep enough that introducing another sports coupe in the same price range would only lead to the two models cannibalizing each other’s sales volume.

It could work under different circumstances, but since Jaguar is determined to double its sales volume this year, the margin for error is extremely thin and the company can’t afford to take too many risks that could be deemed unnecessary. It would’ve been nice to see the XK, or at least its successor, return after getting phased out in 2014, but such as it is in the auto industry.

Companies need to make compromises and understand the bigger picture of what they’re trying to accomplish. In Jaguar’s case, a successor to the XK would’ve been exciting from a buzz point of view. From a business perspective however, it just doesn’t make sense now that the F-Type SVR has effectively occupied its old spot in the lineup.

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1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS

1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS

It’s quite possible that you have heard of the Jaguar XKSS before. Steve McQueen famously had one and it’s one of those classics that sells for double-digit millions at auctions. But the Lynx-Jaguar XKSS is a different story, and it would almost be strange if you had heard of it before this. It is essentially a continuation car, built more than a decade after the original and by special order only from a shop specializing in Jaguar racing machines. Lynx (get it?) was a specialty shop dealing in Jaguar C-, D- and E-Types, making them the right sort of people to tackle the project of recreating one of Jaguar’s greatest.

Like Shelby Cobra continuation cars, the Lynx-built cars were made because authentic originals are so incredibly rare. The XKSS was built as an afterthought, simply because Jaguar had pulled out of motorsports after 1956 and had some leftover D-Types. These cars were converted into road cars through the addition of a passenger door, full windshield and a few other bolt-on bits. Since they were made only from leftovers, just 16 of the XKSS were ever built, leaving many wealthy Jaguar fans with feelings of intense jealousy.

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Jay Leno Has Fun In A 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Hot Rod: Video

Jay Leno Has Fun In A 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Hot Rod: Video

Jay Leno loves a good Jaguar XK, and there plenty scattered around his glorious garage. When it comes to restoring these historic machines and keeping them in top condition, Jay turns to Jason Len, one of the most respected XK restorers in the world. But this video isn’t about one of Jay’s cars, rather its about a car that belongs to Jason Len. See, when you spend your life working on restoring the same cars to the same factory condition over and over, you get a little tired of the monotony. To break up this never-ending stream of cars, Jason decided to create a one-off custom XK that is unlike any other on the road.

What started life as a 1951 Jaguar XK 120 has been converted into a custom speedster with a modified engine from an E-Type, custom bodywork and killer side-exit exhaust outlets molded into the front fender. Underneath is a custom tube-frame and a modern manual transmission, and the engine is fed from a race-spec fuel cell in the back. Most of the video is dedicated to a close in-shop look at the car and all of the modifications, but toward the end Jay finally takes it for a spin and it is glorious. The sound quality is a bit rough thanks to the wind noise, but hearing that straight-six engine bellow and howl as Jay drives around is the best. This is a rolling piece of modern art with a classic twist and a great noise. Press play and enjoy this great one-of-a-kind machine.

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Jaguar Could Revive the XK as a True Grand Tourer

Jaguar Could Revive the XK as a True Grand Tourer

The Jaguar XK has long been a bit of a `tweener car, as it spanned the small gap between sports car and GT car. Thanks to its sleek body lines, precise handling and a range of engines that peak with a 550-horsepower, supercharged V-8, it drives like a proper sports car. However, with its comfortable cabin and 2+2 setup, it also feels like a grand touring car.

Despite being a great car, once the 2014 F-Type arrived as the halo sports car for the brand, there was no longer a need for the XK. And with it no longer needed, Jaguar announced that the 2015 XK will mark the end of the nameplate. However, a new report from Autocar claims that this elimination may be a temporary one.

Autocar spoke the the XK’s former project leader, Russ Varney, who also oversees the development of the F-Type, and he alluded to the the XK making a comeback. In the interview, Varney said "We have plans to do lots more with the F-type, and we expect it to cover a lot of bases, but there will still be other areas we want to cover. We need to find the right way to deliver on them, and the XK could be one way of doing that." He also said “The car straddled the GT and sports car segment, with more of an emphasis on the GT side but probably not enough of an emphasis on the GT side. There is no reason the XK couldn’t exist today as a true contender in that GT segment."

Reading between the lines, it looks as if he’s saying that Jaguar may be temporarily resting the XK name while it works on a pure GT car. And the name of that GT car... You guessed it; it very well could retake the XK name. That would be a great way to round out the Jaguar lineup without having to get buyers used to an all-new name.

Whether of not the XK makes a comeback, it is no mystery that Jaguar needs a grand tourer to properly compete with its European rivals.

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Video: Jay Leno Reviews Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS

Video: Jay Leno Reviews Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar XKSS

Although enthusiasts regard the E-Type as the most iconic and beautiful Jaguars ever built, I think there’s at least one other Jag that can match its distinction. I’m talking about the XKSS, a limited-edition, two-seat roadster based on the D-Type race car.

My reasoning is pretty much simple here. The XKSS has the gorgeous looks of the 1950s Jaguars, the racing heritage of the Le Mans-winning D-Type, and a track-prepped structure coming straight from the company’s motorsport division. Add the fact that Jag built only 16 of these sports cars, and you’ll understand why the XKSS is a coveted and expensive collectible.

The XKSS also benefits from an association with famed American actor Steve McQueen, who owned a British Racing Green-pained example and drove it around Los Angeles for years. Now resting its wheels in the Peterson Automotive Museum, McQueen’s Jag just took a trip to Jay Leno’s garage, the place where the world’s greatest vehicles are taken to be reviewed and showcased.

But unlike other cars that have passed through his garage, the XKSS seems to have mesmerized Leno, as the TV host can’t stop praising the roadster enough throughout the 20-minute episode. Just hit the play button and you’ll find out what we mean.

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2015 Jaguar XK Final Fifty Edition

2015 Jaguar XK Final Fifty Edition

It’s come to this for the Jaguar XK. Already scheduled to be discontinued following the 2015 model year, the XK is making one last stand at a major auto show with the debut of the XK Final Fifty Edition at the New York Auto Show. As you can see from its name, this special edition XK is limited to just 50 units, each coming with a variety of upgrades added in to celebrate the departure of Jag’s entry-level model.

Truth be told, the changes are necessarily revolutionary, but they do give this model a little extra something to entice buyers. Included are a smattering of aero components on the exterior, some simple upgrades to the interior and some extra packages that are typically optional on the XKR-S to help boost performance, giving the XK a fitting send off.

What’s more, with the Final Fifty Edition being based on the XKR model, buyers get a 5.0-liter V-8 that nets 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of twist. So even if the whole cosmetic and cornering enhancements are underwhelming, the last 50 XKs can still take comfort knowing that its last incarnation has a monster breathing under that XKR-S GT hood.

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2014 - 2015 Jaguar XK Coupe

2014 - 2015 Jaguar XK Coupe

There was a time when Jaguar was relegated as an afterthought in the luxury car segment. But things changed when chief designer Ian Callum came on board and his first design for Jaguar was for the XK. Fast-forward a few years later and the XK’s design language has made its way across the Jaguar lineup, marking the return to form of the company.

But for all the contributions the Jaguar XK has made to revitalize the company, sales of the model were undercut from within with the release of the F-Type Roadster. It came to the point where the model’s struggling sales forced the company to announce that it would discontinue the XK by the end of the year.

So you can imagine how the 2014 XK must feel. To be fair, it’s got a lot of traits and characteristics that are worthy appreciating. It’s looks may be getting dated, but it’s still flashy enough to catch peoples’ attention. Power isn’t an issue, either, and the luxury and technological amenities on the interior is top-class all the way.

But with all that comes a dark cloud hanging over the XK’s head and that’s a position it really doesn’t deserve.

Updated 08/01/2014: Jaguar announced prices for the 2015 XK and, it comes with a serious boost over the previous year, mostly because now the model offers more standard equipment. For 2015 prices will range from $85,425 for the base XK version to $138,925 for the XKR-S Convertible version.

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2014 Jaguar XK66 Special Edition

2014 Jaguar XK66 Special Edition

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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The 2015 Model Year will be the Final Run for the Jaguar XK

The popularity of the Jaguar F-Type, coupled with plans to offer new models has resulted in the demise of the Jaguar XK.

The British company has announced that production of company’s entry level model will end later this year, marking the end of the model that has been in the Jaguar lineup since 1996. The popularity of the F-Type has been a boon to Jaguar, but not so much for the XK, which saw its sales figures drop to less than 4,000 units per year. With so few customers having interest in the XK, it seemed that Jaguar found the right time to put the model to pasture after eight years on the market in America.

According to Jag’s American National Product Communications Manager, "There are no immediate plans to replace the XK. We have a multiple product launches coming up, including the F-Type Coupe and the new XE Sports Sedan." By the sounds of this, the XK simply became redundant once the F-Type Coupe and XE take hold in the U.S. This also points toward the fact that Jaguar is open to a replacement for the XK too.

Also according to the American Product Communications Manager, there will be a 2015 model year XK here in the states, but that will be the final run for the sedan.

This may break some hearts, as this also means that the XKR and XKR-S will hit the scrap heap, but keep in mind that this also opens the door for an F-Type R-S, and an XER and XER-S, with the latter aimed squarely at the BMW M3.

For now, though, it looks like the Jaguar XK as we know it is coming to an end.

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2013 Jaguar XK Signature Edition

2013 Jaguar XK Signature Edition

Jaguar’s got a pair of special edition XK models it’s planning to release in the UK, making us here in America green with envy.

As the more luxury oriented XK model, the Signature Edition has some pretty cool luxury amenities, even if it seems to have been short-changed in the engine department.

Then again, customers probably won’t mind because of the luxurious interior upgrade Jaguar gave to the model. Seems appropriate that an XK comes with standard soft-grain leather luxury seats that are available in a choice of either Ivory or Charcoal finishes. If that isn’t enough, the cabin also features a pretty smooth canvas Suedecloth headliner, Figured Ebony veneers and Bright Metal sport pedals. As far as the wheels go, the XK Signature gets the treat of having the fancier set of wheels, which in this case are 20-inch Kalimnos wheels.

Unfortunately for the XK Signature, Jaguar opted to give the model the base 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that "only" produces 385 horsepower, which is good enough to allow the sports coupe to break 60 mph in 5.2 seconds to go with a top speed of 155 mph. Like the XK Dynamic R, the XK Signature’s engine is mated to a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Another shared system between the two models is the Dynamic Stability Control system, which can be configured in four different modes — Normal, Winter, TracDSC and DSC Off — giving the driver suitable choices on how much computer help he’s going to need while driving on the road.

Like the XK Dynamic R, customers can choose from a variety of colors for the XK Signature, including Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Italian Racing Red, Dark Sapphire and British Racing Green.

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2014 Jaguar XK Dynamic R Edition

2014 Jaguar XK Dynamic R Edition

Jaguar’s rise to prominence has been well documented here at TopSpeed. The company’s recent lineup of models have certainly caught the world’s attention, so much so that when the company talks about releasing special edition models, nobody scoffs at it anymore.

That’s the power attributed to the brand’s resurgence, especially in its home in the UK. It’s come to the point even that the brand has no problem releasing not just one, but two new special edition models for its entry-level beauty, the XK.

This particular one is called the XK Dynamic R, and it comes with a slew of upgrades befitting its "dynamic" label. Whether it’s the new 20-inch Vortex wheels or the interior that’s been dressed to the nines, thanks to a choice of either diamond-sewn performance seats in ivory/charcoal soft grain leather with ivory contrast stitching or charcoal/red soft-grain leather with red contrasting stitching, the XK Dynamic R exudes the same kind of confidence that the brand has had since it served warning to the rest of the industry that the Big Cat is ready to pounce once again.

Rounding out the upgrades on the Dynamic R’s interior is the Jet Suedecloth headliner that’s fully complemented by Piano Black veneers, while bright metal sport pedals have also been installed.

And we haven’t even taken into account the car’s 5.0-liter supercharged engine that’s mated to a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles that control the Jaguar Sequential Shift function. All that and the XK Dynamic R pumps out 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in around 4.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 174 mph, attributed largely by the inclusion of Jaguar’s Speed Pack on the model.

Finally, a new suspension setup, which it it borrows from the XKR-S, was also installed courtesy of the Black Dynamic Pack, while a choice of colors, including Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Italian Racing Red, Dark Sapphire and British Racing Green, are available for the model.

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Jaguar Plans Six New Vehicles by 2017

Jaguar will be pretty busy in the upcoming four years, as it plans to unveil six new models by 2017. The first to arrive will, of course, be the F-Type Coupe. We expect Jaguar to unveiled it sometime next year and rumors suggest that it will be significantly cheaper than the F-Type Roadster version. Additionally, the F-Type Coupe will be stiffer and lighter than the roadster version, and it may get significant hardware changes.

In 2015 Jaguar launch the new Q-Type, which will take aim at the BMW 3 Series. The new Q-Type will be built on the compact PLA platform and will be made entirely from aluminum. The Q-Type will come in around about £28,000 (about $43k at the current exchange rates).

2016 will be the busiest year with no less than three models set to be unveiled. The first will be the XQ crossover that will target models like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The XQ, like the Q-Type, will sit atop the PLA aluminum platform and will feature an all-aluminum construction. The new crossover will carry a base price around £31,000 (about $48k).

Also in 2016, we will see the new-generation XJ and XK lines. Both models will be built on modified versions of the new PLA aluminum platform.

The last model that Jag has scheduled is the new-generation XF sedan. The XF will also sit on the PLA platform and Jaguar will offer it with its new line of four-cylinder engines.

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Ten Jaguar XKR-S GT Models Staying Home in the UK

Initially earmarked for just North America, the track-focused, street-legal Jaguar XKR-S GT will now also be offered in the UK, albeit in limited quantities.

The irony of a British sports car only being offered in the U.S. and Canada notwithstanding, this latest development should be music to the ears of people in the UK, a lot of whom probably scratched their heads after Jaguar made the initial announcement the new sports car was only available across the pond.

But according to a release from Jaguar, the automaker had a change of heart, or at the very least, a change in priorities after strong demand from its homeland spurred the company to build and send 10 models of the XKR-S GT to the UK.

Strong demand has been the primary reason for Jaguar’s decision to not only send some models to the UK, but increase its total volume from the initial offering of 30 units - 25 in the US and five in Canada - to up to 50 units.

Each of these models will run £135,000 ($205,362) on the road, which, given the exclusivity of the sports car, appears to be money well-spent for anybody lucky enough to score one of the 10 models staying in the UK.

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2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

Jaguar will be celebrating R performance brand’s 25th anniversary with the unveiling of the special-edition XKR-S GT at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The model has been designed as a track-focused, street-legal version of the XKR-S and will be limited to only 30 units: 25 for the U.S. and five for Canada.

The new GT special edition will feature a bespoke aerodynamic package made in carbon-fiber and including: a new front splitter, extended wheel arch spats, a rear diffuser and a large fixed rear wing. It will also feature Polaris White exterior paint with unique graphics and a Jaguar “R-S GT” logo on the hood. For the interior, the new XKR-S GT will combine Warm Charcoal paint with red accents.

The XKR-S GT will also add improved suspension and high-performance brakes with carbon-ceramic discs.

Updated 04/08/2013: When Jaguar unveiled the XKR-S GT at the New York Auto Show, it announced the model will be limited to only 30 units. However, Jaguar boss, Adrian Hallmark, announced that the production could be increased to 50 units. Of course, this increase will only happen if the market bears demand for it. Stay tuned for more information. (AutoCar)

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Video: Jay Leno Reviews a One-of-a-Kind Jaguar XK-E

Video: Jay Leno Reviews a One-of-a-Kind Jaguar XK-E

In the latest episode of his famous show, Jay Leno has reviewed one of the Jaguar models from his collection — a one-of-a-kind XK-E. The model was produced by Jaguar between 1961 and 1974 and combines good looks with great-for-the-era performance.

This particular XK-E as specially customized by Jason Len from XK Unlimited several years ago – a neat side story is that Jay actually bought the car from Len. It is considerably shorter than the original car with numerous updates made to the body panels and to the car’s performance figures. It is powered by a 5.3-liter V-12 engine updated with Weber carburetors and a unique soundtrack, so hearing it on the streets is pure music to the ears. The car features a sporty coat of red paint that makes it even sexier.

Check the video and see what Jay Leno has to say about this amazing car, and why he wanted to have it in his collection. Enjoy!

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Next Jaguar XK will become more special than a GT

With the launch of the new Jaguar F-Type on the market, things are going to change a little bit for the other small sports car in Jaguar lineup: the XK. According to design director Ian Callum the next generation XK could move further upmarket and will become "a bit more special than a GT."

This means the next XK will be both bigger and more luxurious than the model it replaces. Jaguar still has to decide if the next XK will retain the same two-plus-two configuration or if it will offer more interior space. All the changes will be made in order to offer the XK "its luxury GT credentials."

While the XK will most likely be significantly updated, the next XJ will still be offered as a conventional saloon, while a final decision on a possible crossover or SUV will be made depending on the market’s evolution. Callum didn’t confirmed such a model is being under development, but said Jaguar needs to take notice of the growing popularity of crossovers and SUV especially on markets like China and the U.S.

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2012 Jaguar XK and XKR Special Edition

2012 Jaguar XK and XKR Special Edition

With rumors of a limited run XKR-S Coupe buzzing in the air, Jaguar is giving us a brief slice of what ’special edition’ means in their parlance.

Headed to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are a pair of special edition models of the XK and XKR that come with some pretty eye-catching exterior and interior details. The former includes an array of color options that customers can choose from: Celestial Black, Crystal Blue, Lunar Grey, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver, and Ultimate Black. In addition, Jaguar also fitted the sports car a choice of two headlining color options - Navy with Jet or Truffle with Canvas - and two new sets of 20" alloy wheels wrapped in diamond-turned Venom wheels with a dark grey finish.

As for the interior, Jaguar put in a couple of trims, highlighted by two exclusive Artisan interior color ways: Navy with Jet headlining and Truffle with Canvas headlining. As for the convertible variants, the British automaker is also providing more options for the hood, including a choice of four colors: Black, Blue, Grey, and Brown. The interior also has seats dressed in a tactile ‘scraffito’ finished leather, an instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings, Poltrona Frau leather headlinings, and two new veneer finishes: Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminum.

Last, but certainly not least, the XK and XKR Special Edition models will receive Jaguar’s Dynamic Pack which comes with an modified engine that bumps up the car’s top speed from 155 mph to 174mph. The Pack also includes side sill extensions with new rear diffuser, revised adaptive dynamics, spring and damper rates, and a new front steering knuckle for optimized precision.

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Video: Jaguar "At Play" ad speaks to the Big Cat’s fun side

Jaguar is known for a lot of things with the words "luxurious," "classy," "elegant," and powerful being thrown around most often.

Not it appears they’ve added "playful" to their vocabulary.

The British automaker has released a new ad featuring all three of its newest models - the XJ, the XF, and XK - participating in a nice little romp around their natural habitat: the concrete road.

Whether it’s on an isolated and forested area or in an urban warehouse setting, the three models are all at ease with their surroundings, something the company is emphasizing for in their new line.

Cleverly crafted with a fitting tagline - "Welcome to the Jungle" - the new Jaguar ad speaks to the consumer in ways it has never spoken to before. Sure, the cars still fit the words that we have long described them, but now, they’re opening themselves up to a new kind of fun. This is the kind that speaks to the character of these cars as more than just the conservative brand we previously thought they were.

This is the new face of Jaguar. And might we add, it’s something that a lot of us have long waited to see.

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Tata considering joint engine development with Jaguar Land Rover

Tata considering joint engine development with Jaguar Land Rover

It’s been about three years since Tata bought Jaguar and Land Roverfrom one of America’s big top three - Ford - and now the company is thinking of taking the last few necessary steps to completely cut ties with the former owner. A new Tata annual report has been released stating that the company is considering a joint engine-development program with its Jaguar Land Rover unit. If pushed through, the new engine could cement the two brands’ independence from Ford.

"To optimize the synergistic strengths between JLR and Tata Motors in India, an examination is also under way on a joint engine development program which would have manufacturing facilities both in the U.K. and India," Ratan Tata said in a recent interview.

These new engines will be a big step for the Indian company, who are beginning to pick up speed with models like the Range Rover Evoque and the new Jaguar XK and XF. Our concern will be for future models which will need adequate engines to obtain proper performance numbers matching that of the Ford-built engines. Whether or not Tata has the ability to pull something like this off is still up in the air.

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2011 Jaguar XK E-Type Celebration

2011 Jaguar XK E-Type Celebration

Jaguar Italy is celebrating the E-Type’s 50th anniversary with the launch of a special edition XK E-Type Celebration. This special model will be limited to only 50 units and will be priced at 100,300 euro, or about $144,000 at the current exchange rates.

The new Jaguar XK E-Type Celebration will be offered in a Black Cherry color only with a black hood and Tamana 19" Red Badge Jaguar Heritage wheels. The black paint job will be combined with chrome insertions on the front grilles, the wing mirrors, air intakes, and window surrounds. For the interior, the E-type Celebration will receive a unique combination of Ivory and Charcoal with a special "Jaguar Heritage" logo on the seat’s headrest. The seat’s covers are in hammered leather, while the inserts of the bridge are made ​​of aluminum with the brand-new Engine Spin finish.

What makes this deal even better is that every one of the 50 customers to purchase the Jaguar XK E-type Celebration will get the chance to drive a historic E-type for one week. Not too shabby, if you ask us.

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2012 Jaguar XK

2012 Jaguar XK

Jaguar is already preparing the next generation XK sports coupe and convertible, but before that the company has given the current generation a final touch with a new facelift version of the XK. The refreshed model comes with dramatic design enhancements and new option packages emphasizing luxury and sporting personality. The face-lifted XK and the 550 HP XKR-S made their North American debut at the 2011 New york Auto Show.

For 2012, the XK has received unique styling attributes, including a larger grille and new bumper design, a revised rear with slimmer chrome trim, a new set of wheels, and new exterior colors. For the interior, Jaguar is offering new trim materials including ebony soft-feel paint for the switches, gloss black finish for the center console, phosphor blue halo illumination and ambient lighting.

No changes were made under the hood so we are still looking at the same 5.0-liter AJ-V8 engine as the current XK model.

Updated 05/04/2011: Jaguar has unveiled an official video of the new 2012 XKR sports car. Enjoy.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Jaguar XK.

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2011 Jaguar XK Spring Edition

2011 Jaguar XK Spring Edition

Jaguar is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of its most iconic models, the E-Type, this year. So to commemorate this occasion, the British automaker has released a new Spain-exclusive, limited-run Jaguar XK “Spring Edition”, complete with a myriad of aesthetic upgrades on both the exterior and interior of the car.

While we completely dig all the styling improvements that were made for the Spring Edition XK, we’re a little bothered because the car is only being sold in Spain, which means that unless we can have one imported to the US, then we’re going to have trouble getting this unique Jaguar XK model.

Having said that, the Jaguar XK is still one fine piece of machinery, regardless if it comes with special trims or not. We admit to having once lost some affinity for the Big Car in the past, but with their slew of newer and more recent models, including the XK Coupe and Convertible, our approval rating for this British automaker is steadily rising back to its former stature as one of Europe’s finest.

Details on the Jaguar XK Spring Edition after the jump.

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Jaguar XK Coupe facelift coming in 2012

Jaguar XK Coupe facelift coming in 2012

The next generation Jaguar XK will be unveiled in 2014, but until then the company will bring a last facelift version in 2012. There will be updates for both exterior and the interior, but it also very possible to see a new V6 engine and a new transmission.

The facelift XK will feature a redesigned bumper with extra cooling vents, new headlamps with LED lights, a new bumper and diffuser. The XKR version will also get a new rear wing. For the interior Jaguar has announced the addition of higher quality materials and new technologies.

The engine line-up will include the current 5, liter V8 engine, offered in both naturally (385 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque) and supercharged (510 HP for the XKR version) versions, but also a new 3,0 liter V6 engine, in both petrol and diesel versions. Another possibility is the addition of a new eight-speed gearbox that will help improving the fuel consumption.

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2010 Jaguar XK Coupe 75th Anniversary Edition

2010 Jaguar XK Coupe 75th Anniversary Edition

Jaguar Australia has unveiled a special edition XK Coupe that celebrates not only Jaguar’s 75th Anniversary, but also Jaguar’s historic return toLe Mans next weekend. Sales will begin at the end of June and there will only be 10 units produced, each priced at $193,500 plus on-road costs.

The Jaguar XK Coupe 75th Anniversary Edition is available in three colors only - Indigo Blue, Ultimate Black, and Liquid Silver. It will be distinguished by 20" Kalimnos alloy wheels, chrome finish to the side power vents, and chrome tailpipe finishers.

For the interior the XK gets bright finish pedals and an exclusive "75 Years" badge. The Jaguar will also feature a soft grain leather interior with contrast stitch and 16-way heated and cooled seats with memory. The sound coming out of the XK will be thanks to the superb Bowers & Wilkins 525-watt system with Dolby® ProLogic®II Surround Sound, three-channel stereo and unique amplifier, Kevlar mid-range speakers with high output and low distortion, and specially designed aluminum tweeters.

The Jaguar XK will get a new 5.0 Liter AJ-V8 engine without the supercharger that produces 385 bhp and 515 Nm of torque. This leave the XK doing the 0-6mph sprint in 5.5 seconds.

Pricing for the Jaguar XK starts at 193,500 AUD (158,500 USD).

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2013 Jaguar XK rendered

2013 Jaguar XK rendered

First launched in 1996, the Jaguar XK Series will enter its third generation in 2013 (the first one, the X100, was sold between 1996 to 2006 and the second one, the X150, beginning in 2006).

According to AutoCar, the third generation XK will be built on a new lightweight aluminium-alloy chassis and will have on its sight the BMW 6-Series with the hopes of pouncing on its German counterpart.

The 2013 Jaguar XK will be offered with a new V6 diesel engine that delivers a total of 300 hp with the same level of torque as a V8 engine.

Since the design of the current generation XK didn’t have the overwhelmingly glowing support Jaguar was expecting, the brand decided to re-invent the next-generation car by taking some styling cues - yet keeping some unique characteristics of its own - from the current Jaguar XF model.

The 2013 XK will be offered in a coupe and a convertible version, the latter still being a soft-top roof model. The company’s main concern with the new generation XK will be to go from the current 10,000 to 12,000 units a year.

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2010 Jaguar XK

2010 Jaguar XK

We’ve seen Jaguar’s modern day interpretation of the classic E-type sports car before, and although it looked a lot like the latest member of the Top Speed test fleet, she was a feline of a completely different nature. That is because our Liquid Silver Jaguar XK convertible is powered by the now Indian automaker’s all new 5.0 Liter V8 that makes a total of 385 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque propelling the drop top sports coupe from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5.2 seconds while returning as much as 22 MPG on the highway.

Whereas last year’s model felt a bit tame; the new XK, even in naturally aspirated form, is packing enough power under the hood to satisfy more than a few desperate housewives. Much of the 2010 XK’s exterior remains the same, the only update for the new year are a pair of thin slits that serve as air intakes on either side of the front bumper as opposed to the previous model’s round fog lights while the new car’s lower air dam has been squared off with a few 90 degree angles. Starting up front the Jaguar’s familiar fish eye headlights frame the E-Type inspired retro round opening in the front bumper and the XK’s blistered wheel arches house a set of multi spoke Caravela alloys measuring 19 inches in diameter. While out back our feline retains its familiar round rear end.

On the inside the Jaguar XK is finished like a fine English sports car. Pieced together with high quality materials ranging from Burl Walnut veneer to the polished aluminum cup holders and seat controls, suede on the A pillar and soft Ivory/Oyster leather that covers the seats, dash and door panels. Every item that you can touch takes the XK one step beyond what you would expect from ordinary automobiles. One fun touch for driving enthusiasts is that the perforated leather wrapped front seats have multiple power adjustments, allowing the driver to inflate a pair of adjustable hip bolsters that inflate to keep them in place during spirited driving. On the other hand our XK came with the same complicated touch screen navigation system that controls everything from climate control to the satellite radio. At an even $89,000 our 2010 XK is a perfect example of just how luxurious a base model Jaguar can be.

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Initial thoughts: 2010 Jaguar XK

Initial thoughts: 2010 Jaguar XK

We have seen Jaguar’s modern day interpretation of the classic E-type sports car before, and although it looked a lot like our latest member of the Top Speed test fleet it was a cat of a completely different nature. That is because our Liquid Silver Jaguar XK convertible is powered by the automaker’s all new 5.0 Liter V8 that makes a total of 385 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque that propels the drop top sports coupe from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5.2 seconds and gets as much as 22 MPG on the highway.

Whereas last year’s model felt a bit tame; the new XK, even in naturally aspirated form, is packing enough power under the hood to satisfy a few desperate housewives. Much of the 2010 XK’s exterior remains the same, the only update for the new year are a pair of thin slits that serve as air intakes as opposed to the previous model’s round fog lights and the lower air dam has been squared off with a few 90 degree angles. Starting up front the Jaguar’s familiar fish eye headlights frame the E-Type inspired retro round opening in the front bumper. The XK’s blistered wheel arches house a set of multi spoke Caravela alloys measuring 19 inches in diameter. While out back our feline retains its familiar wide rear end.

On the inside the Jaguar XK is finished like a fine English sports car. Pieced together with high quality materials ranging from Burl Walnut veneer to the polished aluminum cup holders and seat controls, suede on the A pillar and soft Ivory/Oyster leather that covers the seats, dash and door panels. Every item that you can touch takes the XK one step beyond what you would expect from ordinary automobiles. One fun touch for driving enthusiasts is that the perforated leather wrapped front seats have multiple power adjustments, allowing the driver to inflate a pair of adjustable hip bolsters that inflate to keep them in place during spirited driving. On the other hand our XK came with the same complicated touch screen navigation system that controls everything from climate control to the satellite radio. At an even $89,000 our 2010 XK is a perfect example of just how luxurious a base model Jaguar can be.

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Arden A-Type AJ 18

Arden A-Type AJ 18

The high end tuning house, Arden, has just revealed the very exclusive Arden A-Type. This stylish feline is based on the previous generation of the Jaguar XK and one of the many things that make it so special is that only 5 kits will be made before the craftsmen at Arden break the molds.

What’s interesting is that hose molds held a composite body that was perfected in the wind tunnel, adding to the finished product’s purpose built look that is a prerequisite for any speed machine. The overall appearance is a car that looks like it is going 200 MPH standing still. The look is achieved by a wider set of fenders that house the 20 inch Arden Sportline wheels that are covering up the oversized brake kit consisting of 6 piston fixed calipers to slow the car down so that the sport tuned Bilstein suspension can do what it is that they do in the turns.

The rest of the body is upgraded with racing inspired hand crafted touches like the fuel filler, mirrors and bare carbon front splitter. This kit from Arden is for the Jaguar XK owner who wants to take their car’s appearance, handling and braking to the next level, one that suitably matches the power of blown V8 or even a slightly modified Jaguar for track day fun. Either way, the only place where finding one of these five kits on another road going Jaguar is in Dubai, so if you are anywhere else in the world, you can feel safe knowing that you will have the only A-Type around.

Press release after the jump.

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First Drive: 2010 Jaguar XKR and XFR

First Drive: 2010 Jaguar XKR and XFR

When Jaguar first started showing off its 2010 XKR and XFR earlier this year, we were pretty excited. After all, both cars would now get 90 extra horsepower stuffed into bodies we already liked for their the handsome British looks.

We weren’t the only ones. Most of the press seemed to latch on to the new 5.0-liter V8 engine and didn’t pick up on the other improvements that make these two R-cars all-around performers. Jaguar has picked up on this and is going across the country to give the XKR and XFR a proper introduction.

It’s a seven-city journey called the Jaguar Legendary Performance Tour. This invite-only occasion allows Jag owners as well as owners of competitor cars to come out to local raceways across the country and put the R-cars through the ringer. Didn’t get your invite in the mail? Don’t worry Jaguar let us smoke the tires on the 510 hp XKR and XFR at Palm Beach International Raceway before the guests had a chance to flog them.

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2009 - 2015 Jaguar XK Convertible

2009 - 2015 Jaguar XK Convertible

The Jaguar XK was launched in 2007 as a replacement for the 10-year-old XK8. Designed by former Aston Martin chief Ian Callum, the XK received a convertible version for the 2009 model year, one year before the entire lineup received its first facelift. Initially powered by a 4.2-liter, V-8 engine rated at 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, the XK Convertible received a larger, 5.0-liter V-8 in 2010. Generating 385 ponies and 380 pound-feet, the new unit remained unmodified until the 2015 model year. Despite lacking powertrain updates, the XK Convertible received many changes inside and out throughout its life, remaining competitive against rivals from manufacturers such as Aston Martin and BMW.

In 2015, as the smaller F-Type had already taken center stage as the jewel of the Jaguar sports car crown, the XK Convertible retires after serving for seven years. Its place in the company’s lineup will be taken by a larger GT that’s rumored to take on the likes of the Bentley Continental, Maserati GranTurismo, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. But until Jaguar’s ambitious plan comes to fruition, let’s have a closer look at the XK Convertible.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2009-2015 Jaguar XK Convertible.

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2009 Aussie pretty packaging: Jaguar XK-S

2009 Aussie pretty packaging: Jaguar XK-S

Jaguar seems to be clearing out the last of the 2009 XKs in Australia with a special edition. It’s called the XK-S, and its nothing like the XKR-S of last summer. Where the Europe-only XKR-S was a supercharged Jag with a great handling package, the XK-S for Australia is basically an appearance package.

This Jag comes with 20-inch Senta alloy wheels, luxury sports interior, brushed aluminum gear knob, bright finish pedals, as well as a few more exterior enhancements. It also gets the standard 2009 XK engine, which is the 4.2-liter V8 that makes about 300 hp. Not a bad engine, but we’ll probably wait for the upgraded 385 hp 5.0-liter V8 that is already announced for the 2010 model.

The production will only be limited to nine units, which means this car will at least be exclusive. This is a good thing considering eachexample has an asking price of about $138,000 U.S. ($209,400 in Aussie cash).

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Jaguar XF and XK line-up pricing announced

2010 Jaguar XF and XK line-up pricing announced

We just saw the updates to Jaguar’s XF and XK lines last month in Detroit, and now they are about ready to hit the streets. Jaguar had just announced 2010 pricing for the U.S. on both lines.

The XF will now start at $52,000 (up about $2,025 from 2009) and top out with the fastest Jaguar ever, the 510 hp XFR at $80,000. For the XK line, the coupe will start at $83,000 and convertible goes for $89,000. Change the engine to the 510 hp supercharged XKR and pricing goes up to $96,000 for the coupe and $102,000 for the convertible.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Jaguar XK spied undisguised

2009 Jaguar XK spied undisguised

Jaguar is preparing to celebrate its upgraded engine in the XK in true English fashion: very mildly. The Xk is receiving more of a updating than a facelift for the 2009 model year. The biggest visual changes to the outside of the car are two new vertical slats just below the headlights and XF-inspired LED rear lights. Inside the car, the J-Gate shifter has finished its slow death, and is replaced with the rising knob from the XF.

What’s really exciting about the car is the engine. The V8 engine the Jaguar uses across its entire family line has been enlarged from 4.2 liters to 5.0. This means that the naturally aspired cars now match the 2008 XKR’s 400 hp, and the 2009 supercharged XKR will get upgraded to 500 hp. Internationally Jaguar will also offer a 271 hp 3.0-liter diesel in the XK, but don’t bother looking for it in U.S. dealerships.

At the Detroit Auto Show, next to the XF-R, Jaguar will also present the new XKR.

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Jaguar XK Hybrid spy shot

Jaguar XK Hybrid spy shot

Is Jaguar working on its new hybrid platform technology? According to spy photographers who caught this new XK, the car was not nearly making the same amount of noise usually heard from the throaty V8 sports car. Also, Jaguar is rumored to be hard at work on green technology.

When the car pictured here was researched at the U.K.’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing agency, it was listed as having CO2 emissions of 0 g/km. But that more likely just confirms that this is a prototype and may not necessarily point to a hybrid. Either way, the car’s front and rear bumpers are both different from those of the current XK.

So, is this a hybrid? Or just a facelift version?

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Diesel Jaguar XK on the works

Diesel Jaguar XK on the works

According to AutoCar, jaguar is planning to unveil a diesel-powered XK. The XK diesel version will be powered by a win-turbo 3.0-litre version of the 2.7 V6 TD currently used in the company’s saloons.

Output will be over 250 hp and and should ensure that the XK is easily capable of over 30mpg in normal driving conditions.

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2008 Jaguar XK60

2008 Jaguar XK60

Jaguar revealed at the British Motor Show the new XK60 special edition, a model created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of that iconic car. The car will be priced at £60,995 for the Coupe version and £66,995 for the Convertible.

The XK60 is powered by a 4.2-litre naturally aspirated AJ-V8 engine with continuously variable valve timing that delivers 298PS at 6000rpm and 303lb ft (411Nm) at 4100rpm. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5,9 seconds (coupe) and 6.0 seconds (convertible). Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

The XK60 customer will benefit from dramatic 20-inch Senta alloy wheels, a sporty alloy gear knob and selector-gate surround, plus distinctive body enhancements: a new front spoiler and rear valance panel, chrome-finished side vents and bright upper and lower front grille meshes, special tailpipe finishers and appliqués on both sides of the car.

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Jaguar XK60 will debut at British Motor Show

Jaguar XK60 will debut at British Motor Show

In order to celebrate the 60 anniversary of the XK sports car, which started with the iconic XK120 in 1948, Jaguar will unveil at the British Motor Show the XK60 special edition.

Jaguar did not released any other informations about the XK60, but you can see from the pictures that it will get an unique bodykit and traditional green paintwork. The XK60 will be presented next to the XKR-S, and the XF saloon.

More details will follow on July 22nd.

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Jaguar XK Turns 60

Jaguar XK Turns 60

This year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Jaguar will celebrate XK’s 60th anniversary. At the event Jaguar will bring the XKR-S, two XK 120’s, the historic ’NUB’ and ’LWK’ and an XK 140. Another special model will be the long-nose Jaguar D-type, famous for winning Le Mans in 1957.

Jaguar’s fastest ever production XK – the XKR-S – will grace the Goodwood hill in the supercar run throughout the weekend. This limited edition vehicle is powered by Jaguar’s acclaimed 4.2-litre V8 supercharged engine and is capable of 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 174mph. The XKR-S is for the true Jaguar enthusiast, delivering a combination of high speed performance, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that is unique to Jaguar.

The record-breaking XK 120 ’Montlhéry’ Fixed Head Coupe is one of the three 1950s XK’s to take part in the ’Classic Endurance Cars’ hill climb. This car is famous for its part in the ’Seven Days and Seven Nights’ event where it was driven by Stirling Moss, Bert Hadley, Jack Fairman and Leslie Johnson. It averaged 100.31mph (161.43km/h) for seven days and nights covering 16,851 miles.

The fixed head coupe will be joined by ’NUB 120’, the XK 120 that is recognised for establishing Jaguar’s motor sport credentials. ’NUB 120’ was privately owned and campaigned by Ian Appleyard and his wife Patricia, Sir William Lyons’ daughter, who acted as navigator.

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2009 Jaguar XK spy shots

2009 Jaguar XK spy shots

Jaguar will unveil the 2009 XK in September at the Paris Auto Show. The 2009 Jaguar XK will be offered in both XK8 and XKR trims.

On the exterior it features a new front bumper with new outer air inlets below the headlights, and a redesigned rear bumper with LED taillights.

Under the hood there will be nothing spectacular, Jaguar keeping the same line-up as in the current model, but Jaguar will reportedly be applying the XF’s Jaguar Drive transmission interface to the XK.

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Top Ten Great Vehicles for Road Trips

Top Ten Great Vehicles for Road Trips

With Summer and the vacations here is allways good to know which are the greatest vehicles for road trips. Even if the gas prices get higher in the last few months, this doesn’t mean the Americans won’t do their usual traveling. "Families will travel closer to home, they will travel for fewer days and will save money by staying in less-expensive hotels and eating in cheaper restaurants. But they will continue to take vacations and plan getaways."
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2008 Jaguar XK and XKR

2008 Jaguar XK and XKR

For the 2008 model year, Jaguar strengthened the XK and the XKR with a range of subtle visual enhancements that deliver customers an unrivalled blend of performance and luxury. With XK sales up almost 20% year-to-date versus 2006, the revisions will build on this strong sales performance when the car goes on sale from July.

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Jaguar to give a new engine for XK

Jaguar to give a new engine for XK

Jaguar XK will receive a new engine that is already in the Jaguar KJ in some European countries. The 3.5L version of Jaguar’s V-8 engine will make from this model a new entry level version of the XK.
Only better equipped versions of the Jaguar models were send to the US market, reserving smaller engines for the European market where high gas prices have made them more appealing. The new engine will be installed in the coupe and convertible.
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2008 Jaguar XKR Portofolio

2008 Jaguar XKR Portofolio

Jaguar Cars is adding even more appeal to the ‘must have’ XKR with the unveiling of the all-new special edition Portfolio model. The 4.2-litre supercharged sports car will be sold worldwide and each one will feature notable additions to the already strong specification of the XKR, which is capable of hitting an electronically controlled top speed of 155mph and can accelerate to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds (5.0 seconds for the convertible).

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2007 World Car of the Year - top ten finalists

2007 World Car of the Year - top ten finalists

From an initial entry list of twenty-eight (28) new vehicles from all over the world, a short list of ten finalists for the third annual World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards were announced by the international accounting firm KPMG. The winners of the 2007 WCOTY will be unveiled during Press Preview at the upcoming New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on Thursday, April 5, 2007. Vehicles are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 45 top-level automotive (...)

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2007 Jaguar XK "Exterior Styling Pack"

2007 Jaguar XK "Exterior Styling Pack"

XK buyers wanting a more distinctive yet elegant exterior appearance for their XK can now choose to specify Jaguar’s exclusive range of body exterior styling products, known as the ’Exterior Styling Pack’, which makes its debut early 2007.

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Jaguar XK by Loder1899

Jaguar XK by Loder1899

Loder1899 has developed a gorgeously designed body styling kit for the brand new Jaguar XK 8 and is ready to offer it. Wheels in the size 9,5x21 and 11x21 are as well available as a sport exhaust system including cats. In the next days you will find more Information about the Loder1899 styling program for the XK.

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2006 Jaguar XK by Arden

2006 Jaguar XK by Arden

Arden has already a tradition in modifications for the latest XK model from Jaguar. For the XK AJ 20 Coupe, Arden tuning means bigger displacement engine and offers pure, unadulterated Jaguar enjoyment plus that distinguishing Arden touch.

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Gay and straight cars for 2006

Gay and straight cars for 2006

Wheels24 made an online poll in order to choose 2006 "Alternative Car of the Year". At the finish line, the pert Peugeot 207 was named "gayest" car, the buff Audi RS4 strutted in as "straightest" and the scrumptious derriere of the Alfa Romeo Brera kicked butt for the "rear of the year" title.
The winners of the four Road Angel GPS systems will be named shortly.
Gay car votes
Peugeot 207: 7 155 BMW 3 Series Coupe: 3 378 Jaguar XK: (...)

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Top Gear Awards 2006

Top Gear Awards 2006

Top Gear has selected their winners for 2006. A couple of german cars, Ferrari and Jaguar and also Citroen scoped the Top Gear awards. Audi’s TT picked up the "Best Coupe" accolade, while BMW’s Mini Cooper S was awarded "Best Small Car", Jaguar XK "Best GT", Ferrari 599 GTB - "Best Supercar".
Top Gear Awards SUV - Land Rover Freelander 2: "the LR2 is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever, and it still rules the off-road roost" (...)

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The All new Jaguar XK8 to be seen at a dealer near you soon.

The All new Jaguar XK8 to be seen at a dealer near you soon.

XK8 to join current Jaguar line up.

It started as a concept car, and the XK8 will be joining the Jaguar line up for late 2007/2008.

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Facelift for the Jaguar XK?

Facelift for the Jaguar XK?

New Look but old feel to the Jaguar XK

Does the front end of a car make a difference, some people think that cars have a face, some say that iit is just the business end of the car.

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2007 Jaguar XK Convertible

2007 Jaguar XK Convertible

With the all-new XK Coupe now revealed to the world, Jaguar is pleased to announce another all-new XK - the XK Convertible.

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Jaguar XK tuned by Arden

Jaguar XK tuned by Arden

With decades of tuning experience, the Jaguar specialist Arden offers a whole spectrum of modifications in well known quality for the 2006 Jaguar XK, starting with aerodynamic enhancements and sport suspensions, 21” light alloy wheels, up to sport exhaust systems and exclusive interior (made of precious wood, carbon, chrome, leather or alcantara).
Arden body modifications give your JAGUAR even sportier and more elegant lines. All Arden aerodynamic parts have been developed by an experienced (...)

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Jaguar XK - car of the year and best coupe award

Jaguar XK - car of the year and best coupe award

Jaguar XK sports car has claimed the prestigious ’Car of the Year’ award at the 2006 Auto Express New Car Honours. The XK Coupe also came out on top in the ’Best Coupe’ category, ahead of the BMW 6 Series and the Porsche 911.
At the outset Jaguar’s aim was to deliver a sporting Grand Tourer that on the one hand cossets the driver and on the other offers an involving and rewarding experience - the true heart and soul of a sports car. For those who have had the pleasure to experience the new XK, (...)

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2007 Jaguar XK Philadelphia Debut at UBS Motor Cars

2007 Jaguar XK Philadelphia Debut at UBS Motor Cars

Hosted by CBS 3’s Marc Howard and Alycia Lane, this one-of-a kind outdoor display of classic antique and modern luxury motor cars at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will feature the exclusive Philadelphia area debut of the 2007 Jaguar XK. Highlighted by private tours of the museum’s exclusive Andrew Wyeth exhibit for invited guests, all proceeds will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Frederick Simeone, Philadelphia area neurosurgeon, philanthropist and renowned classic car collector, (...)

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