• Apr 16th 2011 at 6:33PM
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Jaguar XKR 75 by Alcantara Interiors – Click above for image gallery

We know what you were thinking: the Jaguar XKR is pretty cool, but what it really needs is a plaid interior. Fortunately, Jaguar Italy and Alcantara Interiors have teamed up to realize exactly that.

And they didn't just put in some plaid inserts like on a Volkswagen GTI, either: we mean Prince of Wales plaid covering the seats (front and rear), the armrest, the center console, the door panels, the headliner, the pillars... the works. And as you might have guessed, the pattern is applied to that soft, grippy, suede-like wonder-material we know as Alcantara.

The trim wasn't applied to any old XKR, either: it replaced the white-stitched charcoal leather on the XKR 75, the anniversary edition of which only 75 examples were made, complete with 530-horsepower supercharged V8. You know, in case it wasn't special enough already. See for yourself in the image gallery below. Yikes.

[Source: eurocarblog]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      You people are all CLUELESS. Back in the 1970s and 1980s such a material combination was very popular on European luxury cars and nobody complained. This XKR interior looks interesting and old school, but hardly "cheap".

      Today everyone wants leather - and for what? Leather blows. It is difficult to clean and its durability is horrendous. I actually prefer fake leather to leather and I downright prefer cloth to both.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed; but THIS cloth?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks kinda comfy. I'm not sure if this is a good idea though. If this was someone's daily driver i suspect that it would get dirty rather quick.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of my old 1983 Tercel SR5. Not a good thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The entry-level 1990 Mazda Protegé had ugly cloth much like that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really hope this is a sign that we the all leather interiors are finally out. They are so cheap.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well tartan is cheap looking (that's why the Scots like it; oh, and Prints Chuckwallah). But cloth replacing that bloody awful leather stuff? Yes. About time. Leather is wipe-clean. Belongs in pimp cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I know. That's kinda what I said. Tartan = cheap. But leather = cheaper.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Barf: [Spaceball 1 roars by them, in a plaid colouration of speed] Aah!
      Barf: What the hell was that?
      Lonestar: Spaceball 1.
      Barf: They've gone to plaid!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I actually kind of like it. Not sure why yet... I'll ponder this for a while.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good idea but unfortunately the gray plaid looks a bit cheap. The faux aluminum trim certainly doesn't help either...might look better with a dark veneer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear AB that pattern is called tartan, a plaid is a full body tartan blanket worn over the shoulder and as a kilt.

      Ps. That interior is chavtastic, I loooove it, innit
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well there goes 75 cars that will never sell or whatever number of cars these actually end up in...

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