2009 Jaguar XK60 celebrates XK120′s 60th Anniversary
The Jaguar XK120 was the British brand’s first model since the end of the WWII. Launched at the 1948 London Motor Show as a concept vehicle, the XK120 proved that Britain indeed survived the war.
The car was met with such an enthusiasm that Jaguar’s owner Sir William Lyons decided to put the XK120 on assembly line. Now, it’s XK60′s turn to prove that Jaguar is still alive.
The Jaguar XK60 Special Edition is basically the same Jaguar XK sporting some styling enhancements inspired by the new Jaguar XF sport sedan.
The car, for example, now seats on 20-inch Senta alloy wheels and features different front spoiler and rear valance panel, chrome side vents and new tail pipes.
The XK60 is equipped with a naturally aspirated all-alloy, 298PS, 4.2-liter AJ-V8 XK engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s enough to accelerate the heavy vehicle from zero to 62mph in only 5.9 seconds and reach an electronically limited speed of 155mph.
Inside, the 2009 Jaguar XK60 Special Edition features a sporty alloy gear knob and selector-gate surround. It will be available at a price of £60,995 for the Coupe and £66,995 for the Convertible model.
See also: 2007 Jaguar XK Exterior Styling Pack