Showing posts in the category of Jaguar XK

Surprised? Autocar Finds Jaguar F-Type Does Everything Better than the XK


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Comparing a modern Jaguar F-Type with a car launched in 2006 will obviously reveal some unsurprising conclusions.

Brilliant 1956 Jaguar XKSS Driven and Examined by Jay Leno


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Basically a road-going version of the racing D-Type, the XKSS only came about because Jaguar had a bunch of chassis that they did not need any more, after withdrawing from racing competitions at the end of 1955.

Jaguar XK Bids Farewell to U.S. Buyers with Final Fifty Edition in New York


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As the Jaguar XK approaches the end of the road, the British carmaker marks the moment with special edition models. Following the Jaguar XK66 Special Edition destined for Germany, the U.S. will get its own limited edition model, called XK Final Fifty.

David Brown’s Speedback Blends Modern Jaguar Hardware with Classic Aston Design [30 Photos]


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David Brown Automotive is a startup that has nothing to do with Sir David Brown, the post-World War II owner of Aston Martin. Still, the first product of the new UK-based carmaker has Aston Martin written all over it.

Jaguar Said to Replace XK with Larger XJ Coupe to Fight Merc's S-Class Coupe


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Jaguar will end production of the XK sports car this summer and it appears that the carmaker doesn’t plan to offer a direct successor for it. Instead, Jaguar is said to replace the XK with a larger luxury GT based on the next generation XJ sedan.

Jaguar XKR-S and Mercedes SL 63 AMG Bring the Fight to the Track


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The latest episode of EVO’s Track Battle pits the Jaguar XKR-S against the Mercedes SL 63 AMG. The two performance-oriented convertibles together produce more than 1,000 horsepower, which is a good enough reason to try them out.

Jaguar Releases XK66 Special Edition in Germany to Mark XK120’s 66th Anniversary


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This summer, Jaguar will end production of the XK sports car, but before it does that, the carmaker is expected to release at least one limited edition model. The Jaguar XK66 Special Edition is one of these. Produced in a limited run of 66 units for the German market, the XK66 marks 66 years since the introduction of the XK120 at the 1948 London Motor Show.

Jaguar to End XK Production this Summer after Eight Years and 54,000 Sales


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Jaguar will stop making its flagship XK sports car this summer, eight years after the model was introduced. The British firms sold 54,000 units coupes and convertibles since production of the second-generation XK began in 2006.

Jaguar Releases XK Signature and XK Dynamic R Special Edition Models in the UK


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Jaguar has announced two special edition models for its XK sports car in the Britain called Signature and Dynamic R. Available to order now at UK dealers, the two models are available in both Coupé and Convertible form.

Place Your Bets: Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series vs Jaguar XKR-S GT vs Aston V12 Vantage S


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The following video comparison reunites some of the most hardcore coupes one can think of: the 542hp Jaguar XKR-S GT, the 565hp Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and the 510hp Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series.

These Videos Might Make You Want These Two Replicas, One Of Which Uses Alfa 166 Parts


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While outrageously powerful AC/Shelby Cobra kit cars are actually pretty common in their respective DIY niche, not all focus on quality and some are downright ridiculous.

You usually still end up spending more than you thought at first if you want a top notch example with a suitable V8 engine, big brakes, proper springs, dampers and suspension bits. An impressively fast example of one is the XCS Fusion 427 pitted by Autocar against a Jaguar XKR-S convertible.

Best Everyday Sports Car: Porsche 911, Audi R8 or Jaguar XKR?


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British magazine WhatCar recently uploaded a video comparison of what they call three supercars, though, to be fair, only one, the Audi R8 deserves to be called that. The other two contenders, the Porsche 911 and Jaguar XKR, are quite different beasts, the first lying at the upper end of the sports car spectrum, while the second is nothing more than a big GT car with good handling for its size…

Chris Harris Slithers About on Wet Track in Jaguar XKR-S GT


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The Jaguar XKR-S GT does not have a single horsepower over the regular XKR-S. Its straight line performance figures are better, though, as are its cornering characteristics, so Chris Harris has had a go in one to tell us how usefully the extra cash you’re forced to shell out has been spent, and if the upgrades work.

Jaguar E-Type Coupe and XK120 Found Resting in Barns


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What many of us would do to own a classic sports car like the Jaguar E-Type, yet some people have these models locked up, rotting in barns literally for decades - can you believe that? This royal-blue 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 (Chassis 40) was abandoned in a barn in 1974 where it stayed until it was discovered by the Coys Auction house in France last month

Jaguar Brings 10 Units of the XKR-S GT to the UK, Prices It at £135,000


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Jaguar announced that it will sell 10 examples of the hardcore XKR-S GT sports car to customers in the UK. Although the British automaker originally planned a limited-run of 30 units for the United States and Canada only, it couldn't ignore requests from the UK and decided to build 10 right-hand drive units as well.

Dubbed “the ultimate road-going XK”, the Jaguar XKR-S GT will be priced at £135,000 ($205,370) on-the-road, with first deliveries to UK customers planned for October 2013.

Toyota Owner Teaches Jaguar Driver Taking Two Parking Spots a Lesson


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Have you ever been frustrated with a driver who takes up more than one parking spots with his or her car? Sure you have, but usually there's nothing you can do about it other than nag and lose your calm for a few minutes as you look for another place to park your ride. Unless, that is, said driver is a repeat offender and the aforementioned parking lot is under your house or office….

Why It Took Jaguar 52 Years to Get from E-Type to F-Type


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It is completely understandable why Jaguar would want to remake the E-Type every time it builds a two-seater sports car (at least to some degree...), because it is without a doubt, to this day, their most renowned model, and has received praise from everybody, including Enzo Ferrari, and still turns heads today.

However, up until the recent launch of the F-Type they never even got close to “reviving the spirit” in any way. As the Edmunds video below says, it took them 52 years to finally be able to make a car about which they can state with certainty that it is linked to the beloved classic.

Showroom Flood Drowns F-Type, Along With Other Jags and Land-Rovers in Germany


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Many people in Germany (and Hungary) have been forced to abandon their homes and head for higher ground, due to severe flooding that is ravaging parts of the continent. Around 23,000 people were forced to flee their homes in the German city of Magdeburg, and in Central Europe, a reported 12 people have died ever since the heavy rains started last week.

However, material losses are undoubtedly also mounting, because the water doesn’t care if the debris it flings about in its currents is human or made of metals and plastic...

Jaguar Celebrates 25 Years of R Performance Brand with Extreme XKR-S GT in New York


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Jaguar has released photos of what it calls the “ultimate road-going XK”, the XKR-S GT, which will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The XKR-S GT will be built in a limited edition of only 30 cars, all destined for the North American market.

Arden Takes on the Jaguar XKR-S Convertible


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It might come extremely close, but the 488hp (495PS) F-Type V8S still falls behind the 543hp (550PS) XKR-S Convertible went it comes to sheer power and performance numbers.

Aside from improving the engine and making sure that it can handle all those ponies running under the hood, Jaguar also afforded the XKR-S Convertible a distinct look through an assortment of aero parts, special styling cues and alloy wheels, but that wasn't enough for German tuning house Arden that has presented its own take on the drop-top sports car.