2008 Jaguar XKR coupe

2008 Jaguar XKR coupe revealed

2008 Jaguar XKR Coupe

The British brand has finally revealed its 2008 face-lifted Jaguar XKR performance coupe. Sporting a nice chrome grille in its air front intakes, as well a set of elegantly shaped 20-inch alloy wheels from Senta, the car dwells on the brand’s racing legacy.

Although not really different from the current Jaguar XKR, the updated model is nevertheless a small step forward for the struggling luxury car maker.

2008 Jaguar XKR coupe

Just like the current model, the updated Jaguar XKR will be equipped with the same 4.2-liter supercharged V8 capable of delivering up to 420 bhp of power and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque.

However, thanks to increased use of aluminum, the 2008 XKR will weigh only 1665 kg (3670 lbs), which is about 70 kg (154 lbs) less than the outgoing model.

As a result, the new Jaguar XKR will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in some 4.9 seconds with a top speed electronically limited at 155 mph.

As to the looks, the car will feature huge 20-inch Senta alloys, heated front windscreen, high-end Surround Sound system and alloy pedals. All these are mentioned in the long list of standard equipment.

The new XKR will be available at a price of £70,097.

2008 Jaguar XKR coupe (front view)

2008 Jaguar XKR coupe (side view)

2008 Jaguar XKR coupe (top view)

Photos: Jaguar

See also: 2007 Jaguar XKR convertible starts at $92,500