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    Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    Looks like KresoF1s wife will have something to look forward too

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    Sitting in the passenger seat, two things immediately impress: the relentless force of the acceleration and the noise. Thanks to a tweaked version of the XK's six-speed automatic transmission, gearshifts are even faster, taking only 600 milliseconds. And with steering wheel-mounted paddles, Jaguar promises that the driver will feel plug-ged directly into the experience.

    Enhancing this sense is the firm's Active Exhaust system, which features special valves in the tailpipes which open under hard acceleration. They've been tuned to allow the V8 engine's roar to enter the cabin rather than being drowned out by the whine of the supercharger. And with a thunderous, hard-edged rumble, it sounds fantastic!



    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/motoringpreviews/201235/jaguar_xkr.html

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    Who came up with those headlights?!? Jeez, he should be fired, it is so ugly? The rest of the car is beautiful, but the headlights spoil it...
    -Joost-

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

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    Joost said:
    Who came up with those headlights?!? Jeez, he should be fired, it is so ugly? The rest of the car is beautiful, but the headlights spoil it...
    -Joost-



    I agree, the headlights is the only thing preventing this from being a truly great looking car.

    Maybe they were told by Aston Martin to "uglyfy" some part of the XK since they basically copied the DB9

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    They just couldn't resist giving it "Ford" headlights.

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    Dropping off my Range today, I was able to check out for the first time the xk series in coupe version. All I can say is that the pictures do not do it justice at all.

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    If you invert the headlights, it doesn't look as sad anymore:

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    LOL, and now it looks like a car that could contribute in "finding nemo", instead of "cars"
    -Joost-

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

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    Joost said:
    LOL, and now it looks like a car that could contribute in "finding nemo", instead of "cars"
    -Joost-



    "My bubbles"

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    I don't think I can see myself driving an 80K Mercury Cougar

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    The front of the car looks like a toy car. I've seen about 10 in person already and it just doesn't do it to me. First thing that comes to mind it is a bad ripoff of the DB9...

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    I have said it before lads ,, ""its for the oll due smoking the pipe"" ..

    It suits him somewhat better , does it not , chaps .....

    throt...

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    I likey

    Re: Autoexpress: An exclusive first ride of Jaguar's XKR

    It would be a shame (for Aston Martin) if this car drives better than the AMV8, but perhaps they will keep it softer to appeal to the more traditional Jaguar contingent.

     
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