The XK has classic, ground-hugging proportions, with a long hood, powerful contours and minimal overhangs. Its sweeping, athletic lines hold immense visual energy. In short: This is a strikingly beautiful car. But it also has intelligence. Aluminum construction yields exceptional body rigidity and torsional stiffness, plus an excellent power-to-weight ratio to deliver uncompromised handling and pulse-quickening performance.
To see into the night, bi-function HID xenon headlights are standard. Active Front Lighting, optional on XK and standard on XKR and XKR-S, directs the headlight beam to bend in the direction of the steering for added visibility at night. In addition, distinctive LED signature running lights, integrated into the headlights, provide a bold and modern look when the XK is in motion. Headlight washers are also standard on all models.
The high-performance potential of the XKR is apparent at a glance. It is distinguished by its black finish upper and lower mesh grilles, body-color hood louvers incorporating a “Supercharged” script motif and, of course, “R” badges front and rear. Gray brake calipers with “Jaguar” script peek through the spokes of the alloy wheels. The optional XKR Black Pack features 20-inch Kalimnos gloss-black alloy wheels, plus gloss-black finish on the grille surrounds, air intakes, side power vents and trunk lid finisher. On Coupe models there are also gloss-black window surrounds. The Black Pack also includes a body-color Aerodynamic Pack, consisting of a front splitter and larger rear spoiler.