2010 Jaguar XK / XKR Coupe and Convertible - Auto Shows

Jag's low-slung sports car gets a lot stronger.

As well as introducing the exciting new XFR at the 2009 Detroit auto show, Jaguar also decided to overhaul the XK coupe and convertible range. All the cars get revised exterior styling with a different front bumper and rear valance, rear LED lights, and color-coded side vents. Inside, Jaguar has changed the center console to incorporate its unique gear selector, a rotary control that pops up after starting the engine.

The big news, however, is under hood. Both the naturally aspirated XK and supercharged XKR models receive an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Called AJ-V8 Gen III, this engine apparently shares just two parts with the outgoing 4.2 liter engine: the cylinder head bolts and the exhaust tappets.

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