New XK Sports Cars

From 2006 to 2015

Riding on the success of the first generation XK8/XKR models (X-100), for the replacement model Jaguar used their new aluminium technology and designed the model the other way around!

The New XK (dropping the 8 insignia) was launched in 2006 (coded X-150) replacing the original XK8 model. With a full aluminium body for extra strength the car was designed from the start as a convertible and then re-engineered back to a coupe as well. Further new technology came with the suspension and a pedestrian restraint system built into the bonnet area. There was also an entirely new interior layout and on the convertible an integrated aluminium tonneau cover to the hood. Launched with the same 4.2 litre engine of the previous model, the transmission now included steering column mounted paddle controls.

The New XK was joined by the equivalent XKR models a year later and in 2009 received a major upgrade by replacing the engine with Jaguar’s new 5.0 litre unit, both in normally aspirated and supercharged form.To accompany these changes the styling was further enhanced, particularly at the front along with a general increase in the equipment and trim levels.

The New XK and XKR received a further upgrade in 2011 with many trim upgrades and by 2012 new models were introduced like the XKR-S as a higher performance variant and then finally in 2014 by the XKR-S GT, a limited production ultimate car with some features taken from the then new F-TYPE sports car.

The New XK and XKR finally left production in 2014, their place taken by the now established F-TYPE two-seater sports.

Model Summary

Model Type:

New XK Sports Cars

Production Dates:

2006 - 2015

Engine Range:

4.2 Litre

4.2 Litre Supercharged

5.0 Litre

5.0 Litre Supercharged

XKR-S

XK-RS GT

0 - 60 mph:

4.2 Litre - 5.9 seconds

4.2 Litre Supercharged - 4.9 seconds

5.0 Litre - 5.2 seconds

5.0 Litre Supercharged - 4.6 seconds

XKR-S - 4.2 seconds

XK-RS GT - 3.9 seconds

Top Speed:

4.2 Litre - 155 mph

4.2 Litre Supercharged - 155 mph

5.0 Litre - 155 mph

5.0 Litre Supercharged - 155 mph

XKR-S - 186 mph (limited)

XK-RS GT - 186 mph (limited)

New XK Sports Cars Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 4.2 Litre
Engine (cc)4196
Bore and Stroke (mm)86 x 90
Compression Ratio11:1
BHP298
@ RPM6000
Torque (lb ft)310
@ RPM4100
FuellingFuel-injection
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
Engine (cc)4196
Bore and Stroke (mm)86 x 90
Compression Ratio9:1
BHP420
@ RPM6250
Torque (lb ft)413
@ RPM4000
FuellingFuel-injection
 5.0 Litre
Engine (cc)5000
Bore and Stroke (mm)92.5 x 93
Compression Ratio11.5:1
BHP385
@ RPM6500
Torque (lb ft)380
@ RPM3500
FuellingFuel-injection
 5.0 Litre Supercharged
Engine (cc)5000
Bore and Stroke (mm)92.5 x 93
Compression Ratio9.5:1
BHP510
@ RPM6500
Torque (lb ft)461
@ RPM2500
FuellingFuel-injection
 XKR-S
Engine (cc)5000
Bore and Stroke (mm)92.5 x 93
Compression Ratio9.5:1
BHP542
@ RPM6000
Torque (lb ft)502
@ RPM2500
FuellingFuel-injection
 XK-RS GT
Engine (cc)5000
Bore and Stroke (mm)92.5 x 93
Compression Ratio9.5:1
BHP550
@ RPM6500
Torque (lb ft)502
@ RPM2500
FuellingFuel-injection

Engine Performance

 4.2 Litre
Top Speed155 mph
0 - 60 mph5.9 seconds
Fuel Consumption25 mpg
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
Top Speed155 mph
0 - 60 mph4.9 seconds
Fuel Consumption22 mpg
 5.0 Litre
Top Speed155 mph
0 - 60 mph5.2 seconds
Fuel Consumption25 mpg
 5.0 Litre Supercharged
Top Speed155 mph
0 - 60 mph4.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption23 mpg
 XKR-S
Top Speed186 mph (limited)
0 - 60 mph4.2 seconds
Fuel Consumption23 mpg
 XK-RS GT
Top Speed186 mph (limited)
0 - 60 mph3.9 seconds
Fuel Consumption23 mpg

Model Specifications

 4.2 Litre
Transmission6-speed auto sequential
Wheel Size (in)19/20, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
Transmission6-speed auto sequential
Wheel Size (in)19/20, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 5.0 Litre
Transmission6-speed auto sequential
Wheel Size (in)19/20, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 5.0 Litre Supercharged
Transmission6-speed auto sequential
Wheel Size (in)19/20
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 XKR-S
Transmission6-speed auto sequential
Wheel Size (in)20
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel performance ventilated discs
 XK-RS GT
Transmission6-speed auto sequential
Wheel Size (in)20
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs (F-Type modified)
Suspension (Rear)Ind unequal-length wishbones, coil springs (F-Type modified)
Brakes4-wheel high performance carbon fibre

Model Dimensions

 4.2 Litre
Length (in)189
Width (in)74
Height (in)52
Wheelbase (in)108
Front Track (in)61
Rear Track (in)61
Weight (Cwt)31.4
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
Length (in)189
Width (in)74
Height (in)52
Wheelbase (in)108
Front Track (in)61
Rear Track (in)61
Weight (Cwt)33.0
 5.0 Litre
Length (in)189
Width (in)75
Height (in)52
Wheelbase (in)108
Front Track (in)61
Rear Track (in)63
Weight (Cwt)32.6
 5.0 Litre Supercharged
Length (in)189
Width (in)75
Height (in)52
Wheelbase (in)108
Front Track (in)61
Rear Track (in)63
Weight (Cwt)34.5
 XKR-S
Length (in)188.7
Width (in)74.5
Height (in)52.5
Wheelbase (in)108.3
Front Track (in)61.4
Rear Track (in)63.3
Weight (Cwt)34.5
 XK-RS GT
Length (in)188.7
Width (in)79.8
Height (in)51.9
Wheelbase (in)108.3
Front Track (in)61.4
Rear Track (in)63.3
Weight (Cwt)34.5

Optional Extras

  • Black- or Bright-finish mesh grilles
  • Square stainless steel exhaust trim pipes
  • Bright-finish door mirror covers
  • Bright-finish front wing 'signature' vents
  • Brushed aluminium or chromed gear knobs
  • Tailored over-carpet mats
  • Aluminium drilled pedal pads
  • Wind deflector for convertible models
  • 18in Venus alloy wheels
  • 19in Carelia, Caravela, Artura, Tamana, or Saba alloy wheels
  • 20in Senta, Kalimnos, or Nevis alloy wheels
  • 20in Orona, Takoba, Kasuga, Vulcan wheels
  • 20in Selena, Venom and Vortex wheels
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring system
  • Keyless entry
  • Alternative veneer dash trims
  • TV Tuner
  • DVD audio system
  • Bowers & Wilkins Premium hi-fi systems
  • Active front lighting
  • Power fold-back mirrors
  • Front park assist system with interior touch-screen information
  • Soft-grain leather seat facings
  • ACC Cruise control
  • Premium surround sound hi-fi system
  • Upgrade styling kit
  • Garage door opener
  • Heated windscreen
  • R-Performance interior (2010 on)
  • Choice of veneer
  • Chromed bonet louvres
  • Adaptive lighting
  • Jet leather headlining
  • Auto dimming exterior mirros
  • Sports steering wheel trimmed in leather
  • Reverse park camera and guidance
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • DAB Radio receiver
  • Performance seating
  • Performance active exhaust system
  • Speed pack
  • Black speed pack
  • Dynamic pack
  • Black dynamic pack
  • Carbon fibre engine cover
  • Gunmetal or red brake calipers
  • Dark-alloy trim.
  • Polished exhaust tailpipe finishers
  • Growler branded wheel nuts
  • Snow sock with winter traction aid
  • Sport pedal covers
  • 3-spoke sports heated steering wheel
  • Air quality sensor
  • Diamond stitch interior pack
  • Speed Pack
  • Comprising for XKR models only:
  • Enhanced mechanical/electronic features
  • Body coloured aerodynamic package, with side sill extensions and rear diffuser
  • 20in Kasuga alloy wheels
  • Red brake callipers
  • Select exterior paint finishes
  • Dynamic Pack
  • Comprising for XKR (coupe orginally) only:
  • As Speed Pack plus:
  • Full mechanical front knuckle with unique spring and damper settings
  • Revised Adaptive Dynamics
  • 10mm ride height reduction
  • 20in Vulcan alloy wheels in polished finish
  • Black Speed Pack
  • As Speed Pack plus:
  • Gloss black finish to upper and lower mesh grilles, side intakes, power vents and boot finisher
  • Gloss black finish to surrounds (coupe only)
  • 20in Kalimnos alloy wheels in gloss black finish
  • Black Dynamic Pack
  • As Dynamic Pack plus:
  • 20in Vulcan alloy wheels in polished black finish
  • Extra revisions to front suspension/steering
  • Gloss black finish to upper and lower mesh grilles, side intakes, power vents and boot finisher
  • Gloss black finish to window surrounds (coupe only)

New XK Sports Cars Events

New XK Sports Cars News

Gary Presentation 2

Despite a very busy work load Gary has found time to tell us about his recent success showing his unique car at the Jaguar Drivers Club national event. You can read all about it in this months issue of the Jaguar World Magazine.

Despite a very busy work load Gary has found time to tell us about his recent success showing his unique car at the Jaguar Drivers Club national event. You can read all about it in this months issue of the Jaguar World Magazine.

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Model Contacts

Mike Horlor

Mike Horlor

Tel: 01977 681634@: mike.horlor@jec.org.uk

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