Jaguar has released a new Special Edition of their XK coupe and convertible the Artisan SE adding new colours and design tweaks. The changes are limited, but effective, and make the new car an even better buy.
The exterior changes are subtle and limited to the addition of a new colour – Celestial Black – to supplement the existing Polaris White and Rhodium Silver and a new 20-inch alloy wheel with a highly polished finish.
There is a choice of two interior colours for the Jaguar XK Artisan: Navy with Jet headlining and Truffle with Canvas headlining. These changes are supplemented by the addition of scraffito leather, which has a tactile finish and is used copiously on the front seats, instrument binnacle, and door panels. Customers can also choose from two distinct veneer finishes, Shadow Walnut or Dark Figured Aluminium.
Jaguar also fit a 525W Bowers Wilkins sound system, 16-way adjustable heated Performance seats, a heated steering wheel, and keyless entry. To make sure that everyone knows that youre driving a limited edition Jag they also fit different sill treadplates and stainless steel pedals.
It all comes together rather well and makes the standard XK cabin which isnt exactly lacking in the first place utterly sensational.
The 5.0-litre V8 engine remains unaltered, which is no bad thing as its an epic engine that delivers its performance to a spine-chilling soundtrack.
The convertibles fabric roof can be ordered in black, blue, grey or brown, while the coupe gets a Poltrona Frau leather headlining. (No, we dont know what that is either.)
Price: The coupe costs 77,350 and the convertible is 82,500.
The language that Jaguar uses to describe the new XK Artisan might be a bit irritatingly arty, but there is no denying that the changes make the sensational XK even more desirable.
Were big fans of the XK coupe here, and think that it punches well above its weight, even to the point that it is a genuine rival to the Aston Martin DB9.
These changes make it even more attractive and keep the design looking fresh; if you are in the market for a 100k sports car then youd be mad not to have a look at the Jaguar XK.
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