Jaguar XK 2013 now part of the club of 500 horses, it is far from working for the planet. On the other hand, what a beautiful car! What elegance! The Jaguar XK took a different direction and now presents itself as a sports car recognized luxury that does not hesitate to make use of the supercharger to snarl a little harder its large 5.0L V8.
The Jaguar XK is available in five versions that determine a little which can be found under its long hood: the Coupe XK convertible, the Jaguar XKR and Jaguar XKR-S convertible coupe. The models who wear the XK name receive a 5.0L V8 double overhead camshafts (DOHC) that develops 385 horses and 380 pounds-feet of torque produced.
In the case of models that receive the Jaguar XKR badge, it uses the same 5-litre DOHC V8 engine stuffed by a volumetric compressor that allows it to develop 510 horses and produce 461 pounds-feet of torque.
For what is the Jaguar XKR-s, the 5.0L V8 engine generates 40 additional horsepower to 550 and delivers 501 pounds-feet of torque. In any case, Jaguar uses an automatic gearbox 6-speed with manual mode.
All XK displayed outstanding road-holding. The suspension is adjustable at the touch of a button.
Interior and body
Since the appearance of the last generation, in 2010, the Jaguar XK has evolved greatly. We have more muscle, and the look has changed. The constructor is now call for materials new age as aluminum to reduce the mass of the vehicle. At the front there headlights light-emitting diodes that have entries of air.
If the outside has received major changes, the cockpit, he has not really been redone. The reason is simple, it’s already beautiful, and the dashboard is covered with wood or metal, to choose. In the cockpit, it is covered with quality leather, is luxurious and well put together anywhere. The center of dash, is a large touch screen that allows to operate the radio, navigation, air conditioning and heating. However, software that allows to manage all this information would have advantage to be updated due to its slowness.
Finally, it is interesting to note that all Jaguar XK now receive standard rear vision camera. The XKR-S, audio is a Bowers and Wilkins more than 500 watts.
It goes without saying that, with V8 mechanics that develops more than 500 horses, he does not expect fuel savings record. In any case, the buyer of this type of vehicle does e usually has nothing to waxing. However, for wealthy buyers who have a little green fiber, the rumor wants Coventry manufacturer to introduce a hybrid technology within the next two or three years.