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

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

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 something..." … » 11/20/06 9:11am 11/20/06 9:11am

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 Pebble… » 8/18/06 12:52pm 8/18/06 12:52pm