Jaguar has launched a new special edition version of the XK, called XK66, to commemorate the 66 years since the XK120 was introduced at the 1948 London Motor Show. The XK66 will be will be limited to 66 units and will be available in both coupe and convertible versions. Deliveries of the car will commence from May.
To create this special edition, Jaguar took the XK Portfolio trim and added 20-inch alloys, chrome mirror caps, black Union Jack emblems, XK66 badges around the car and a ‘XK66 One of 66’ plate. Roof for the convertible will be available in black or beige fabrics. The car will be available in just two paint schemes, British Racing Green and Stratus. Equipment like aluminium shift paddles, tire pressure monitoring system, rear-view camera and adaptive headlamps have also been added.
The XK66 will be powered by the traditional 5.0-litre V8 engine producing 380bhp and 515Nm of torque. The special edition car comes with a special price tag. The XK66 Coupe will start at EUR 99,380 (Rs 84.5 lakh) while the XK66 Convertible starts at EUR 1,07,580 (Rs 91.46 lakh).
We had reported earlier that Jaguar was planning to discontinue the ageing XK lineup, owing to the falling sales numbers of the sportscar. Since the launch of the Jaguar F-Type, sales of the XK have been plummeting, with customers preferring to buy the newer car. Now with the launch of the F-Type Coupe, the sales of the XK stand to be damaged even more. This special edition might be Jaguar’s way of bidding farewell to the good old sportscar. With the 66 units being exclusively made for the German market, we doubt if we will ever get to lay our eyes on one in India.