If you needed one model to sum up everything that’s right about the current management and design team that’s at Jaguar, then the 2011 Jaguar XK would be it. The car, in any of its forms, is arguably one of best looking creations on four wheels currently in production. It doesn’t hurt that the XK, especially in its XKR trim, is a stunning performer too.
Ranging from about $80k up to 100 large, the Jaguar XK is a luxurious British grand tourer that’s comparable with models much more expensive than it. Things like the Aston Martin Vantage, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and even the Maserati GranTurismo are all equal, if not subpar, to the Jaguar, which is why we think the XK is a bargain despite it being one of the most expensive models in Jaguar’s lineup.
You have your choice of coupe or convertible, both of which come powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 with 385 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque in standard trim.
Opt for the 2011 Jaguar XKR, however, still...