Jaguar has released a special edition XK60 to celebrate the 60 Anniversary of the XK name.

Sixty years after Jaguar created what was then one of the most beautiful cars on the planet, the XK120, the company is launching a very limited edition XK to be badged XK60 in recognition of those years. A few style-enhancing changes will be seen in the XK. The 20-inch Senta alloy wheels, special tail pipes, different front spoiler and chrome side vents are a few.

Mechanically the car remains the same, using Jaguar’s old trusted mill of 4.2-litres in displacement and 8 cylinders in size. There’s 298PS and 411Nm underneath that car. It uses the 6-speed automatic – housed inside a special alloy gear knob and selector surround – to move past 60mph in 5.9 seconds for the coupe and 6.0 seconds for the convertible.

Prices are: Coupe £60,995; Convertible £66,995 and only the UK will get it.

Gallery: Jaguar XK60 Special Edition