bhp @ 6000 rpm
kg / 3671 lbs
The Jaguar XK was first revealed at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor
Show. The XK used an all-new, all-aluminium monocoque chassis
developed from the 2005 Jaguar ALC (Advanced Lightweight Coupé)
In a reversal of the normal procedure, the XK coupé is based
on the convertible. This meant that the engineers could design
the convertible without the drawbacks of the car looking like,
and actually being, a coupé with the top chopped off. It also
meant that minimal additional weight was required to maintain
the structural rigidity lost with the removal of the roof.
The Jaguar XK's designer, Ian Callum, also penned the Aston
Martin DB7 and Vanquish. The 2006 Jaguar XK's grille is inspired
by that of the 1961 Jaguar E-Type.
Power for the Jaguar XK is provided by a 300 hp version of the
4.2 litre AJ-V8 engine.