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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 in convertible form, and that the blown 4.2-liter 400+hp V8 will be put to proper use over the XK's lightweight alu-MINI-um monocoque.

New Jaguar XKR Bagged & Tagged; Spy Photos: 2008 Jaguar XKR Convertible [internal]