Jaguar sports cars have a standing for blending athletic high-performance with easy cruising comfort. Nothing exemplifies this dual character more obviously than the XK’s 5.0-litre AJ-V8 engine.
Now in its third generation this offers not only marvelous power but also great efficiency by incorporating the very latest technology counting spray-guided direct injection (SGDI) and dual independent changeable cam timing (DIVCT). Like the car itself, the engine is constructed from high-grade, lightweight aluminium, which in the cylinder heads is recycled to decrease the environmental impact of manufacture.
All variants of the Jaguar XK use the six-speed ZF automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles to manage the Jaguar Sequential Shift function for greater driver control. In the XKR-S the transmission has been revised in line with the augmented power and torque to optimise upshifts and allow for the enlarged top speed.
In the latest Jaguar XKR, the cabin has been revitalized with a host of new trim materials including ebony soft-feel paint for the switches, gloss black finish to the centre cheer up and phosphor blue halo illumination and ambient lighting. New veneers, colour combinations and headlining options allow owners to generate a cabin ambience exactly matching their requirements.