The original XK was beautiful, comfortable and fast, but as far as driving appeal was concerned the Jaguar coupe left a lot to be desired. With the latest model, developers at the British marque focused more on improving the chassis and dynamics rather than boosting the engine alone. In this way they have emphasized the sporty character of the car without distorting the basic formula of a big British GT. This is immediately apparent after driving just a few miles. The direct feel of the steering, faster gearshifts of the automatic transmission, improved sensitivity of the brakes and the more tractable engine all come together to form one sensational package.
Styling and Interior
Designers have gone a little overboard with the aesthetic characterization of the performance ‘R’ theme, to the point that some of the car’s elements are too audacious for the marque. Though we’re sure many readers would disagree, we found, for example, that the quad tailpipe...