July 28, 2006
Jaguar debuts three new models at British Motor Show
2007 Jaguar XJR Portfolio. Click image to enlarge
London, England – Jaguar has unveiled three new models, including the all-aluminum XKR, at the British International Motor Show. The upgraded XKR sportscar was premiered alongside a new XJ Long Wheelbase Diesel and the XJR Portfolio.
The XKR, which becomes the company’s top-of-the-line XK sportscar, features a supercharged V8 capable of 420 hp, a rigid lightweight body, 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels and chrome-finished quad exhaust system.
“Since the remarkable success of the new XK, expectations were high for the supercharged version, the XKR,” says Geoff Cousins, U.K. Managing Director for Jaguar Cars. “We believe this car will exceed expectations with its great looks and phenomenal driving experience. We have taken more than 800 advance orders for the XKR already, which is testament to the XK and proves that the U.K. market appreciates Jaguar’s design and engineering capabilities.”
The XJR Portfolio is a special-edition, supercharged 400 hp performance sedan, inspired by design cues first seen on the Concept Eight show car shown at the New York International Auto Show in 2004. The XJR Portfolio shares its design with the XKR, including sculpted aluminum side vents, bright mesh grille, 20-inch alloy wheels and aluminum weave veneer in the interior.
The XJ Long Wheelbase Diesel builds on the XJ Diesel introduced in September 2005, using a 2.7-litre twin-turbo diesel engine.