Jaguar XK 4.2-S Special Edition Models

New 4.2-S special edition models unveiled at the 2005 Geneva International Salon mark another advance for the Jaguar XK. Available as either coupe or convertible, with a choice of two V8 engines – one of them supercharged – the new 4.2-S can be ordered now. Buyers will own a car that is widely recognised as a modern classic, with looks, performance and poise true to Jaguar's sports car lineage.

The 4.2-S heads the 2006MY XK range. It will be offered in four new limited edition exterior colours - Copper Black Metallic, Frost Blue Metallic, Bay Blue Metallic and Satin Silver Metallic - in addition to the wide palette already in existence. With three interior colours and two distinct veneer options for the instrument panel, XK8 models will offer a new luxurious Elmwood veneer as standard for the interior trim, while XKR cabins will be lined with a sporty Carbon Fibre veneer set, with Elm veneer as a non-cost option. A new interior carpet colour, Dove, is also offered for the first time on a Jaguar.

In recognition of Jaguar's racing heritage, special badging and accents adorn the 2006MY models, including the 4.2-S. Polished door treadplates feature chequered flag emblems and leather-edged embossed floor mats line the footwells. The revised white Jaguar Growler badge on the bonnet also features new chequered flag accents on the sides of the emblem. New darkened rear light clusters further enhance the sporting credentials of the Jaguar XK range.

The XK8 models feature 19-inch 'Atlas' style wheels, while the XKR models get a new, unique 20-inch split rim BBS Perseus performance wheel. The XKR also gets cross-drilled Brembo brake discs, red wheel badges and red brake callipers to reinforce its sporting credentials.

The additional specification of the new 4.2-S models are attributes above and beyond those that mark out every Jaguar XK as special. As well as providing a thrilling driving experience, the XK bristles with features and technologies that allow drivers to relax and enjoy themselves to the full. These include not only advanced Dynamic Stability Control, but also Adaptive Cruise Control and of course Jaguar's A.R.T.S Adaptive Restraint Technology System.

Text/Photos: Jaguar

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