Italy's La Repubblica posted some official photos of Jaguar's new XK coupe, looking like a dead ringer for the Ford brand's Advanced Lightweight Coupe concept — introduced at the Detroit show early in 2005. The next-generation XK coupe and convertible will be powered by a 4.2-liter V8 — with a supercharged model likely — hooked to a ZF six-speed automatic. The aluminum body provides more rigidity at a lighter weight than the previous model (3516lbs vs. 3715lbs), facilitating a likely guv'nerd top speed of 155mph. Some suspension and driveline architectures were adapted from the current XJ sedan. The new XK is set to launch in mid-2006 as a 2007 model.
Jaguar XK - foto ufficiali [Autoblog.it]