Following details of the Jaguar XFR, now information and pictures of the XK and XKR have come out. Both 2+2 GTs feature Jaguar's new 5.0-litre V8, normally aspirated and supercharged.

The year 2009 may very well be remembered as the year in which Jaguar reclaimed its place on the world's most sporting luxury cars list. Very quickly after revealing a whole range of images and specification for the XFR we now have the same for the XK and the supercharged XKR. Jaguar's 2+2 grand tourer has been completely revised and now features the new generation of powerful yet economical engines.

The 5.0-litre V8 is the choice of power for the XK. In its naturally aspirated guise the all-aluminium engine makes 385PS (283kW) and 380lb ft (515Nm) of torque. For the XKR a supercharger has been installed and it helps the car push out 510PS (380kW) and 461lb ft (625Nm) of torque. The XK places 5.2 seconds on the board for its 0 - 60mph time (0 - 100km/h is 5.5 seconds). The XKR runs 0 - 60mph in 4.6 seconds and its 0 - 100km/h time is 4.8 seconds. The XK and XKR's 6-speed automatic gearbox has additional clutch plates and an uprated torque converter added to accommodate the extra power.

Three versions of the car are offered; XK, XK Portfolio and XKR. They are also available in coupe or convertible body styles. The list of exterior improvements is long so a few can be highlighted. These are new rear LED lights incorporating fog lamps plus twin reserve lights, body-coloured side power vents and model-specific differences. King XKR for example features a new lower rear valance and a revised tailpipe design.

The interior is peppered with comforts like leather, seat heating and cooling, three spoke steering wheel and JaguarDrive Selector. An R Performance interior is naturally found in the XKR. Detroit is the place for a live public reveal. Stay put.


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