Last post on Nov 06, 2006 at 1:29 AM
You are in the Jaguar XK-Series
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Jaguar XK-Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Coupe, Sedan
#35 of 155 cars
Aug 04, 2005 (6:26 pm)
Ian Callum styled the Aston Martin DB7 and started work on the DB9 while Henrik Fisker (who styled the BMW Z8) finished the DB9. Henrik Fisker worked for Aston Martin from 2001 until December of last year. Fisker now has a new car company. Ian Callum styled the Aston Martin Vanquish.
The 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage has a 4.3 liter 380 hp V-8. It uses a Jaguar 4.2 liter V-8, but the cylinder block, cylinder heads, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, camshafts, inlet and exhaust manifolds, lubrication system and engine management are all unique to the 4.3 V-8 used in the new Aston. It also has dry-sump lubrication.
Jaguar's V-8 first came out with 4.0 liters in the 1997 XK8. It was heavily revised a couple years ago (now with 4.2 liters).
Your dealer likely has a picture of the Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe which was shown in January, 2005 at the Detroit auto show.
#36 of 155 Re: cars [xkss]
Aug 06, 2005 (12:13 am)
Yes, they called it the "Advanced Lightweight Coupe", but I think everyone knew it was the next XK.
I like the new XK for the fact that it's heavily restyled and is certainly refreshing (I love the old one too, but after 7 or 8 years, it's about time to change). They should have done the same for the XJ. The restyled XJ wasn't revolutionary, heck, it wasn't even evolutionary. A lot of time I still cannot distinguish the restyled XJ and the previous generation XJ, and I think I've done my share of researches on Jags. I bet most people don't even know that the XJ was even restyled, that's probably one of the reasons it's not selling as well as it should have. It's latest reliability rating has exceeded its peers, yet it depreciates like a rock. Car and Driver had a long term XJ, and they felt it was shamful that the car depreciated so much considering how reliable and technological advanced it was.
BMW had a mid-life restyle on its 7 series, maybe XJ needs to do the same.
#37 of 155 Aluminum XJ
Aug 08, 2005 (1:05 pm)
The XJ needs a new front bumper. Perhaps something like the 2005 S-Type R's bumper would work well.
#38 of 155 Re: cars [gshocksv]
Aug 09, 2005 (3:41 am)
I wonder what they could do to fix that though. The basic shape I don't think can be altered because afterall the new car had to grow for more passenger space etc. I don't think they can re-capture the lean and feline look of the previous XJ, the look so many people seem to want back. I can tell the new from the old, but only after a careful look, so I'm sure most people who aren't into cars as much can't tell the difference.
I hope they break out with a stunning, yet new and good looking design for the next S-Type. I just don't see how the XJ can be changed enough to give it a new look. I don't think a BMW like face-lift will do the trick. It needs some new curves or character lines or something.
#39 of 155 The next aluminum S-Type?
Aug 11, 2005 (2:17 pm)
autoweek.com said yesterday that the 2008 S-Type will have an aluminum body.
#40 of 155 2005 Jaguar Super V8
Aug 11, 2005 (2:21 pm)
The 2005 Jaguar Super V8, the XJ flagship, weighs over 800 pounds less than a BMW 760Li.
#41 of 155 Jaguar wins 2005 Trans-Am Series Championship
Aug 21, 2005 (3:12 pm)
Klaus Graf won today's race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Graf also won the the Rookie-of-the-Year title.
#42 of 155 Re: Jaguar wins 2005 Trans-Am Series Championship [xkss]
Aug 24, 2005 (6:33 pm)
#43 of 155 I'll have to reserve judgement....
Aug 29, 2005 (8:48 am)
some of those new designs look good in certain photos and not so good in others.
I wouldn't worry too much about the new pedestrian standars, designers are finding ways to work within them, photos of the new Civic which complies show a pretty sleek nose.
I hope the production XK8 loses the trim around the scoops and that the production S-type has cleaner looking headlights.
#44 of 155 New aluminum 2007 Jaguar XK
Aug 30, 2005 (3:38 pm)
Autoweek.com said on August 26th that the 2007 XK weighs 3,671 pounds and will have 300 hp. Jaguar's V-8 first came out in 1996 on the 1997 XK8.
It goes on sale next spring and has a 31% increase in bodyshell stiffness over the previous generation steel-bodied XK. It uses the new XJ's aluminum chassis.
It has a more blunt front bumper in order to comply with new European pedestrian safety regulations. Henrik Fisker, Aston Martin's Director of Design from 2001 until December of last year, thinks the new regulations are a WASTE of opportunity.
check the link
Henrik Fisker interview
I hope Jaguar enters the new XK in sports car racing.
New aluminum XK
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more pictures and information
2007 aluminum XK