Jaguar has introduced two new special edition XK models. The XK Signature (luxury) and XK Dynamic R (performance) are priced at £54,950 and £69,950 respectively with the first cars arriving in March. Both are available in coupe and convertible form.
The XK Dynamic R (above) has a 5.0-litre supercharged engine with 503bhp and gets the Black Dynamic Pack, which includes XKR-S suspension and a 10mm reduction in ride height. It has the Speed Pack, too, which with its aerodynamic upgrades gives the car an increased maximum of 174mph. A Performance Active Exhaust is also standard.
The Dynamic R also has Active Differential Control technology. Inside are new diamond-sewn Performance seats in either ivory and charcoal soft grain leather with ivory contrast stitch or, alternatively, charcoal and red soft grain leather with red contrast stitch leather.
Visual highlights are its 20-inch Vortex diamond turned wheels, with red painted brake calipers, along with the option of 20-inch Vulcan Gloss Black lightweight alloys. Both editions are available with a choice of paint colours – Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Italian Racing Red, Dark Sapphire and British Racing Green.
The XK Signature (below) focuses on luxury and comes with luxury seats in either ivory or charcoal soft grain leather plus canvas suede cloth headlining, figured ebony veneers and bright metal sport pedals. It also comes with a reverse parking camera and 20-inch Kalimnos alloy wheels.
Power comes from the 5.0-litre V8 engine with 380bhp which delivers 0-60mph acceleration in 5.2 seconds for the coupe and 5.3 seconds for the convertible. It’s fitted with a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles while the top speed for both is electronically limited to 155mph with emissions of 264g/km.
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