2010 Jaguar XKR Revealed With 510 HP

The 2010 Jaguar XKR gets a head to toe technical makeover, with new electronically controlled dampers and a much more powerful engine. But it still looks basically the same. That's good. » 1/11/09 6:30pm 1/11/09 6:30pm

2010 Jaguar XKR: 510 HP Pussycat Kills Even Faster

The leaks are comin' fast and furious tonight. Details and photos of the 2010 Jaguar XKR have leaked ahead of the Detroit Auto Show. Here's the scoop on Jag's new 510 HP grand tourer. » 1/10/09 5:40pm 1/10/09 5:40pm

2010 Jaguar XK Spied Prowling English Countryside

As far as facelifts go, we’d say the 2010 Jaguar XK is more Demi Moore than Joan Rivers, but its what’s inside that really piques our interest: the new XK gets a rotary drive selector. » 1/07/09 6:00pm 1/07/09 6:00pm

2010 Jaguar XK Hybrid Spotted Lapping ‘Ring In Near Silence

Actually, we don’t know if this is a 2010 Jaguar XK Hybrid » 9/16/08 11:20am 9/16/08 11:20am or some other form of alternative powertrain, but ’ spy photographers were shocked to see it lapping the Nurburgring in anger this morning while making almost no sound from its dual exhausts. Click through to see what they had so say. [via ]

2009 Jaguar XK Spotted, Looks Surprised

We've sort of been torn with regards to the look of the latest generation Jaguar XK. On the one hand, those big eyes make it look like a surprised child ("We got bought by Tata, WHAT?). On the other hand, there are some fine lines that pop better in person (for more on that check out our review of the 2009 Jaguar XKR » 6/03/08 2:21pm 6/03/08 2:21pm

Pretty Polly Stockings Make Great Jaguar XK140 Fan Belts!

So we got this babe driving down the coast in an old Jaguar and the Charge light comes on. What to do? Why, whip off one of her Pretty Polly stockings and tie it into the exact right length for use as a fan belt (we don't see her adjusting the tension, but we must assume that she's carrying a major set of tools if… » 4/29/08 10:40am 4/29/08 10:40am

2008 Jaguar XKR, Part Three

The 2008 Jaguar XKR is a beautiful car. The best angle is probably from the rear. The fenders flare out like a woman's hips to cover the wide rear track and flow into a pinched trunk equipped with the most complementary spoiler ever conceived. It evokes muscular visions of British sports cars from the '60s, or even… » 2/13/08 12:30pm 2/13/08 12:30pm

2008 Jaguar XKR, Part Two

The 2008 Jaguar XKR is a fast car. With the added 'R,' the hood louvers inscribed with "Supercharged" and the aggressive body work, however, that probably goes without saying. Those visual cues hint at the added performance. Power is up from 300bhp in the non-R version to 420. It makes 413lb/ft of torque. Why, then,… » 2/12/08 12:00pm 2/12/08 12:00pm

2008 Jaguar XKR, Part One

The 2008 Jaguar XKR is good at pushing buttons. I had looked forward to driving it, having grown progressively bored with a succession of SUVs, economy rides and lackluster sports cars during these past few months. I was in sore need of something lithe and European. On that, the XKR delivered.

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Jaguar XKR-R?

The Dutch Nürburgring stalkers at AutoGespot caught what they say is a higher-spec version of the Jaguar XKR. Using tech snared from Jag's GT3 racing program, the potential XKR-R (hmm) could get within range of 500 horsepower. That'll give Jag a prestige player to face down the Porsche 911 Turbos and Aston Martin V8… » 9/24/07 10:15am 9/24/07 10:15am

Report: Jaguar XK to Go Diesel for 2009

If Autocar's reporting pans out, torque meisters will have a diesel Jaguar with which to engage in stump-pulling exercises. The UK mag reports a diesel-powered XK in likely by the car's next facelift, due in 2009. The "XKD" had reportedly been in the offing since the latest XK hit the drawing board, but no existing… » 7/05/07 1:30pm 7/05/07 1:30pm

Car Hack's Notebook: Driving the Jaguar XKR for Fun and Profit

This week's task involved chasing a big black cat in a big black cat, in one of those painfully tenuous story hooks where I took the Jaguar XKR on a futile hunt for the Beast of Bodmin Moor. » 2/05/07 1:12pm 2/05/07 1:12pm

Kate Winslet's Got A Rear End The Size Of The XK: Titanic Actress…

The curvaceous Brit Titanic star and hater-of-all-things-skinny, Kate Winslet, is purportedly the muse behind the design of the new Jaguar XK. Apparently, according to Winslet in an interview on NBC's The Tonight Show, the designer saw Winslet as "the ideal woman, and was inspired by the shape of my body or… » 11/20/06 9:11am 11/20/06 9:11am

Spy Photos: Jaguar XK's Newish Face

With a few tweaks, Jaguar's hoping it can improve the facial features of next year's XK, and possibly short-circuit an unfortunate visual correspondence to the Ford Taurus. Spies say the new shapes add up to a "friendlier" look, mainly from a reshaping of the air-intake on the front bumper assembly. Whether it can… » 10/27/06 8:36am 10/27/06 8:36am

The Dollar Sign of the Cat: Jaguar Announces XKR Pricing

Notwithstanding Jaguar's corporate fate, which became cloudy this week amid reports of Ford advisors recommending a sell (with Land Rover) — and others recommending a hold — Jaguar announced MSRPs and options for the 2007 XKR Coupe and Convertible will come in under the $100,000 mark. On location of this year's… » 8/18/06 12:52pm 8/18/06 12:52pm

Brit Show to Host New XKR, Jag Says

What? Did you think the chaps at Jag-you-are would wait until Paris to show off their new, hi-po XK? Nope, the XKR will be unveiled next month at London's British International Motor Show, according to the company. What we know so far, from gossip mongers and various second-story men, is that the XKR may be offered… » 6/13/06 8:05am 6/13/06 8:05am

Jaguar XK: One Hot Piece

Every journalist was ogling one car at the rally, the new Jaguar XK and XK convertible. I don't think any of the other cars were as universally appreciated as the new Jag. Sure everyone wanted to drive the Ford Shelby GT500 but the Jaguar was constantly being poked, prodded and photo'ed when it had any downtime in the… » 5/04/06 9:59am 5/04/06 9:59am

WaPo's Warren Brown on the XK

Seems like besides the Death of the GT stuff, the big story of the week is the birth of Ford's newest sporting vehicle the Jaguar XK, which he likes for its lack of pretense, despite its price tag. Brown paints a different picture of the South African junket, getting lost in a shantytown, where, Brown (of African… » 2/06/06 3:44pm 2/06/06 3:44pm