The Jaguar XK (project code X150) is the second generation of the Jaguar XK grand tourer from Jaguar Cars. The vehicle was unveiled in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the first generation’s 4.2-litre V8 engine. The XK convertible was unveiled in 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A face lifted XK was launched in 2009 with a new 5.0-litre V8. The production of the XK ended in summer 2014.
The X150 design was completed in 2002 and was previewed by Advanced Lightweight Coupé (ALC) which was first seen at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The designer, Ian Callum, was also responsible for the Aston Martin DB7 and Vanquish coupés. The X150’s grille is inspired by that of the 1961 Jaguar E-Type.
The XK received a facelift in 2009, with minor alterations to front and rear lighting and bumper designs, together with the introduction of a new 5.0-litre V8 for both the naturally aspirated XK and the supercharged XKR. The interior also received some changes, in particular the introduction of the XF style rotary gear selector mated to the new ZF automatic transmission. In 2010, Jaguar added the Speed Pack option, with aerodynamic bodykit and speed limiter increased to 174 mph (280 km/h), and the Black Pack, with black wheels and trim. The XK received a second and more minor facelift in 2011 with new front bumper and light design, which was presented at the New York Auto Show.
The range was extended in 2011, with the introduction of the new XKR-S at the Geneva Motor Show, featuring an upgraded XKR engine producing 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp), and torque of 680 N·m (502 lb·ft). The XKR-S badge was first used on the 2008 special edition XK. Jaguar claimed that this new version is the fastest production Jaguar ever with a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.2 seconds (0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds). The suspension & steering modifications, and Vulcan one-piece wheels, from the XKR-S were also made available as the Dynamic Pack for the XKR.
XKR Portfolio (2007)
A version of XKR developed by Jaguar’s Special Vehicles team and Alcon. It included 400 mm diameter front and 350 mm rear discs, six-piston front callipers and four-piston rear callipers, 20-inch five-spoke Cremona wheels, Power Vents, Celestial Black body (optional Liquid Silver for UK and Switzerland models), Engine-Spun aluminium veneer or optional Satin American Walnut veneer, alloy and leather gearshift selector, soft-grab door handles, contrast stitching throughout the cabin, leather-edged mats with a Jaguar logo, Portfolio treadplates on the doorsills, 525 W Premium Audio system with Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound system by Bowers & Wilkins.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Geneva Motor Show and later 2008 Paris Motor Show. Production version went on sale in Summer 2008. This special edition (with a 4.2l engine) should not be confused with the 5.0l XKR-S released in 2011.
A version commemorating 60th anniversary of Jaguar XK120 for the UK market. The vehicle included 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.
XKR ‘Goodwood Special’ (2009)
A prototype designed to explore the harder side of the XKR’s character and allow Jaguar’s engineering team to extend performance boundaries, based on the 2010 model year vehicle. The engines is rated 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp) and 700 N·m (520 lbf·ft). It included a louder exhaust, 21-inch wheels and a lowered ride-height, Lime Green body, satin graphite detailing to the front grilles, headlights, door mirrors, side window surrounds, rear signature blade and bonnet louvres. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
XKR 75 (2010)
A limited (75 units, 20 RHD and 55 LHD) version of the XKR commemorating the company’s 75th anniversary. It includes increased engine performance to 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp) and 655 N·m (483 lbf·ft), increased top speed to 280 km/h (174 mph) [though at least some cars appear limited to 300 km/h (186 mph)], upgraded torque converter and suspension systems, aerodynamic body pack with body coloured finish to front splitter, side sills extensions and rear diffuser, and body coloured larger rear spoiler and rear trunk lid finisher; sports exhaust with improved performance and acoustics, Stratus Grey exterior paint with optional graphics pack; red brake callipers and 20-inch Vortex forged lightweight alloy wheels, XKR performance interior in Charcoal and Ivory stitch leather with Jet suedecloth headlining and XKR 75 tread plate, active front lighting.
The vehicle was calibrated in partnership with the RSR engineering team. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. UK models went on sale in July 2010 with delivery in October.
XKR 175 (2010)
A limited version of XKR for North American market, commemorating the company’s 75th anniversary. It included the increased top speed to 280 km/h (174 mph), a revised aerodynamic package incorporates a new front air dam, new side sills, a new rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler providing increased balance and a reduction in lift; 20-inch Kasuga ten-spoke alloy wheels, red brake callipers and Ultimate Black body colour, Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching leather seats, interior Piano Black wood veneer. The vehicle was unveiled at the Monterey Jet Center during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. A total of 175 cars were exported to the US, plus 15 to Canada.
XKR Jaguar E-Type 50th Anniversary Edition (2011)
Jaguar unveiled the new XKR at the 2011 to mark the company’s 50th Anniversary of Jaguar E-Type.
XKR Poltrona Frau (2011)
With only 18 cars commissioned, the 2011 Jaguar XKR Poltrona Frau Special Edition features the personal color palette of Jaguar designer Ian Callum’s very own XKR coupe. This extremely limited 510 horsepower high performance machine features an exclusive Salsa Red and Black Pack exterior, and rests atop 20” gloss black Kalimnos wheels complete with red brake calipers. The interior is adorned with a specially crafted leather headliner from world-renowned Poltrona Frau, and boasts warm Charcoal soft grain leather complimented by Cranberry contrast stitching and Piano Black veneer. The custom color palette is among the most exclusive color combinations on earth, offering 18 select drivers a rare and remarkable ownership experience.
XKR-S GT (2014)
Final Fifty (2014)
Jaguar announced a special limited edition to mark the end of the XK production. Only 50 will be sold, all in the US. The Final Fifty is based on the XKR with dynamic pack. The exterior is identifiable by an extra-louvered hood inspired by the XKR-S GT, “Vortex” 20-inch wheels, a rear wing, side sill extensions, and a rear diffuser. The Final Fifty cars are split evenly in 25 coupe and 25 convertible body styles and all cars will be fitted with a commemorative plaque signed by Jaguar’s design chief Ian Callum.
In March 2011, with the launch of the 542 bhp (404 kW; 550 PS) XKR-S at the Geneva motor show, Jaguar revealed the details of a facelift for the XK. The new specification includes front and rear styling changes and internal trim changes.
It includes a supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III R direct-injection engine rated 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) @ 6,000 to 6,500 rpm and 680 N·m (502 lbf·ft) @ 2,500 to 5,500 rpm, raised top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), active sports exhaust, bespoke suspension changes front and rear, 16-way adjustable memory sports seats with carbon fibre effect leather, reprogrammed Adaptive Dynamics, 20-inch Vulcan wheels and Pirelli P-Zero tyres, standard Jaguar High Performance Braking System.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Geneva Motor Show
XK and XKR Special Edition
These are XK and XKR coupe and convertible models sold outside North American market. They include the use of tactile ‘scraffito’ finished leather to the front seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings; Poltrona Frau leather headlinings with Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminium veneer, 525W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, 16 by 16 way adjustable heated Performance seats, a heated steering wheel and keyless entry/start, choice of Celestial Black, with Crystal Blue, Lunar Grey, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver and Ultimate Black body colour; two new 20-inch alloy wheel options (Venom, Orona).
XK Artisan SE (2012-)
Available in Coupé and Convertible bodies, they are versions of Jaguar XK Special Edition for the UK market. Changes include new ‘Artisan’ interiors (scraffito grain leather on the seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings, and Poltrona Frau leather headlinings), choice of 2 Jaguar Design-specified interior colours (Navy with Jet headlining, Truffle with Canvas headlining) with Shadow Walnut or Dark Figured Aluminium veneer finishes, 16×16 way heated Performance front seats, a 525 W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, unique treadplates and stainless steel pedals, three extra body colour choices (Celestial Black, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver), a new 20-inch wheel design option (Orona style with a polished finish).
Convertible vehicles also include a choice of four hood colours (Black, Blue, Grey and Brown).
XKR-S GT (2013-)
It is a limited (30 units in United States and Canada, 10 in UK) version of XKR-S coupe (world-wide production was 45 units) with six-speed transmission, active electronic differential, bespoke aerodynamic components and suspension developments to increase downforce and optimise high-speed cornering ability (a wider front track, increased camber, revised bushings, a new steering system and faster steering ratio, height-adjustable and bespoke adaptive dampers with twin spring system and increased rates of 68% at the front and 25% at the rear), carbon ceramic brake system (398mm and 380mm front/rear discs, 6/4-piston front/rear monoblock calipers)
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Jaguar at the New York International Auto Show, followed by 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. UK model was sold for £135,000.00 OTR, with deliveries to UK customers are planned for October 2013.
XK Dynamic R, XK Signature (2014-)
XK Dynamic R is a version of XKR with XKR-S suspension, a 10mm ride height drop, and bodykit extensions from the ‘Speed Pack’, increased top speed to 280 km/h (174 mph).
XK special edition is a version of XK with 385PS engine with 20-inch Kalimnos alloy wheels (optional 20-inch Takoba), diamond-quilted leather upholstery, Canvas Suedecloth headlining, Figured Ebony veneers, leather seat in Ivory or Charcoal, reversing camera, metal sports pedals.