New 4.2-S special edition models unveiled at the 2005 Geneva International Salon (1 March) mark another advance for the Jaguar XK - and confirm there has never been a better time to buy one of these eminently desirable sports cars.
Available as either coupe or convertible, with a choice of two V8 engines - one of them supercharged - the new 4.2-S can be ordered now. Buyers will own a car that is widely recognised as a modern classic, with looks, performance and poise true to Jaguar's sports car lineage.
Encompassing all the styling features introduced last year to give the XK a bolder, even more sporting appearance, the 4.2-S package also upgrades the cabin with a compelling blend of visual changes and an increased level of specification that sees many premium features becoming standard equipment.
"Few people can walk past the Jaguar XK8 or XKR without turning and admiring the car’s exquisite lines and unmistakeable curves,’’ says Ian Callum, design director, Jaguar Cars. "Last year we made sure that the XK range was able to stand the test of time with a wide range of exterior design changes such as a deeper mouth for the front air intake, new sills and a revised rear bumper and spoiler. Now we have additional new colours and interior trims to allow customers to drive a Jaguar with a bespoke interior feel."
The 4.2-S heads the 2006 MY XK range. It will be offered in four new limited edition exterior colours - Copper Black Metallic, Frost Blue Metallic, Bay Blue Metallic and Satin Silver Metallic - in addition to the wide palette already in existence. With three interior colours and two distinct veneer options for the instrument panel, XK8 models will offer a new luxurious Elm wood veneer as standard for the interior trim, while XKR cabins will be lined with a sporty Carbon Fibre veneer set, with Elm veneer as a non-cost option. A new interior carpet colour, Dove, is also offered for the first time on a Jaguar.