Last year there were also shots of a prototype for a new range topping XK that will sit above the current XKR flagship. This new super-XK could possibly called the ‘XKR-R’ and is tipped to feature a brand new 500hp (373kW) supercharged 5.0L V8 engine.
As for the XKR, these latest spy shots of a prototype for the facelifted model reveal only a few subtle changes will distinguish it from the current car.
Visual changes include a new front bumper with revised air intakes positioned below the headlights, plus a redesigned rear bumper and LED taillights. The engine lineup will remain relatively unchanged, although expect a slight power bump for the current supercharged 4.2L V8 mill. The interior, meanwhile, should get Jaguar’s new drive-select transmission interface lifted from XF saloon.
First sales should start in the first half of this year.