The 2007 Jaguar XK convertible that first was revealed to the public about 16 months ago at the annual Frankfurt Motor Show, has just received an official body-styling package. Differences in styling appear to be minor, but, compared to the “stock” version, the car with the aero kit looks slightly meaner (at least, not as friendly as the normal Jag XK) and a trifle sportier, which is good.
Jaguar promises that the kit will provide the sporty-looking performance cabrio with even “more stylish and purposeful” exterior appearance.
As you can judge by the pictures, the factory kit consists of a rear and front apron (the former consisting a rudimentary air diffuser,) a pair of side skirts, classy-looking upper and lower mesh grilles that are currently available in either bright or black finish, sill appliques and new exhaust tailpipe finishers.
Compared to an average creation of a first-tier super-tuner, the kit looks really great because it seamlessly integrates into the original design concept. More than that, with the kit installed, the XK looks even better than its direct competitors — the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, BMW M6 and the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
Well, of course, the choice depends on one’s tastes.
The package’s only problem is that -if I understand it correctly- the body parts will be made of some sort of plastic (PUR-RIM, maybe) and there won’t be a light-weight dry carbon-fiber version of the kit.
According to the company, the Jaguar XK Exterior Styling Pack is available for all non-supercharged XKs.
No info on a possible price tag yet, but I don’t think it will be really expensive.
It is not a Porsche, after all.