Jaguar XKE
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Make: Jaguar
Model: XKE
Jaguar XKE

Jaguar is such a perfect example of prestige and power. After a decade free of alterations, the athletic and luxurious coupe will finally progress into its second generation here in the near future. The designer of the new Jaguar XK is Ian Callum, who is also behind the Aston Martin DB7 and the Vanquish. With this new design, Callum pays tribute to the well-respected E-Type Jaguars of the early 1960s, which were surly better looking than the models that have been produced in the last few years. Traditionally, Jaguar has embraced many of their previous styling attributes on new models, offering visible reminders of the British marquee's prestigious past. The 4.2 liter V-8 will now make 300 horsepower on its own, and 420 with the supercharger. A smooth six speed automatic transmission is new this year, along with larger brakes and a more advanced version of Jaguar's Computer Active Technology Suspension. The wheelbase has been stretched seven inches underneath an all-new all-aluminum body. The original Jaguar XK, which is part of a series, arrived in 1996 as the replacement for the long-running Jaguar XJS Coupes. A similar platform was used to build the new coupe, also shared by Aston martin's DB7. The initial model was known as the XK8, and it was available as a coupe or a convertible. Jaguar also offered a performance-enhanced version of the XK, by mounting a potent supercharger on top of the 290 horsepower V-8. This addition elevated horsepower to 390. The early models were fitted with a 4.0-liter engine, and later models received the 4.2. A five-speed automatic transmissions and rear wheel drive were constant throughout the first generation. It seems that with the new Jaguar XKE slated to make its appearance, Jaguar may well be able to regain its status in the marketplace.

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