• Jul 4, 2008
The 2009 Jaguar XK-R has been spotted and shot doing the rounds in Europe. With so many other pots on the boil, like the XF-R and the new XJ, the XK-R is going the subtle route when it comes to changes. Up front, new intakes will be fitted under the headlights, while out back LED tail lights will be fitted in place of the standard units. One change we are most excited to hear about is the swap from a telescoping aerial to a shark fin on the deck lid. On the convertible, the raised aerial caused all kinds of wind noise, which, frankly, was unacceptable on a $100K car. Inside you'll find, ta-da, Jaguar Drive. The final version of Jaguar's hottest kitten will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show.
[Source: World Car Fans]


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      mj martin
      • 6 Years Ago
      love to have a jag but money talks and i aint got any ahhahahah
      • 6 Years Ago
      "One change we are most excited to hear about is the swap from a telescoping aerial to a shark fin on the deck lid."

      That truly is exciting news, enough to give me sleepless nights.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope these subtle changes will still give the XKR a bit more of an aggressive look. The last version seemed a bit passive in style compared to it's competition.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Trust me, the car looks far better in person than in pictures. The pics do not portray the hunkered down menacing look that the cat has in motion. Now I only have to wait a few years to add one to my wife's 1995 XJS convertible.
      mj martin
      • 6 Years Ago
      we bought a chevy impala 2007 .we get 30 to 32 mpg hwy miles 27-29 city, that aint nothing to sneeze at. I looked a agrreat malibu but the mpg was what we needed since my spouse drive 67 miles to work and back . It has lots of rom to. I also have a 1994 chevy siverado wiyh 260,000 miles and it still is in great shape no major troubles at all engine uses no oil until i wait to long to change it .I love my truck . But the impala gets 10-12 mpg than the truck at 20-23 mpg. so honda u aint got nothing on chevy
        • 6 Years Ago
        @mj martin
        Who cares?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car always looks a bit dull. Like a Toyota or something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If the XKR is getting re-designed, does that mean the upcoming XKR-S is DOA?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just saw one yesterday in the flesh.
      It's really a nice looking car.

      Now I'd really be floored if the average age of the guys driving these things was anywhere under 60, they didn't order them in colors like beige or burgundy, and their drivers didn't wear shorts bigger than 1/2 their bodies for that Golf-Gnome -look.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is Jaguar so clueless? Everyone knows that the front-end looks like a Ford Taurus. It cheapens an otherwise great design.

      They spend millions and millions of dollars on development, which surely includes a product clinic or two to gauge customer acceptance. They might even read a review or blog and yet, when they go to redesign the front-end, Jaguar gives us the same crappy Ford Taurus 'inspired' design.

      Wow. And we wonder why Jaguar was sold off for peanuts. These guys are perennial losers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      1) That's a 2010 XKR not a 2009. The 2009 XKR's are going to hit the showrooms in less than a week.

      2) The aerial has been gone since the 2008 model. Welcome to yesteryear.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hard to care, I only know one person who ever owned a Jaguar and he got rid of it after less then a year. When you talk to people they assume its a unreliable vehicle based on the old Jaguars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The XK is very nice. They are just making it look like the concept. I don't know why Jag didn't do this in the first place.
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