Undisguised 2007 XK pics


porscheguy9999
04-19-2005, 05:03 PM
These are spy pics of the next XK. It's odd how soooo close it is to the concept, Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe.

http://tinypic.com/4jm3ya
http://tinypic.com/4jm42g

http://tinypic.com/4jm4b6
http://tinypic.com/4jm4cp

rmyAddison
04-20-2005, 08:36 AM
I like the new XK but can do without the sky blue color.

Jag is luxury first, performance second, the owners go to country clubs not drag strips........

Oscuro
05-03-2005, 05:33 AM
Jag is luxury first, performance second, the owners go to country clubs not drag strips........

*coughs* What?? Jaguar was the first company to introduce Disc Brakes to racing, and won several races due to this advantage!
Jaguar has almost ALWAYS been doing racing....oh wait, sorry, you only think of Drag racing...Nevermind.

Just realize that there is more to the word "Performance" than straight line accelleration.

Bluto Blutarsky
05-07-2005, 07:41 AM
I'm not sure I agree with Jaguar's having two doors to be honest.

Luetic
05-07-2005, 11:01 AM
? Jags have always had two doors

Bluto Blutarsky
05-07-2005, 12:15 PM
I mean, they're more of a stately car.

Jaguar D-Type
05-07-2005, 05:35 PM
EDITED:

check the link below for the new 2007 aluminum Jaguar XK

New X150 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=449664)

The new Jaguar XK will have to meet new European pedestrian safety regulations. The front bumper will have to be more blunt. It will use the new XJ's aluminum chassis so it will weigh less than the current XK8 while having a more rigid chassis.

XJ's aluminum chassis

http://www.theraceforum.com/images/forum/3041-25-2.jpg

The next XK will have a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo room, but will be of similar size to the current XK.

The next XK's grille is inspired by the 1961 Jaguar E-Type.

here is a 65 E-Type

http://next.web-cars.com/nu_etype2_img/e-type_snow_a.jpg

Jaguar D-Type
06-26-2005, 02:30 AM
Check here for the Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe

New Jaguar concept (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=421319)

http://www.collinsclan.co.uk/pages/cars/goodwoodfos2005/image/dsc_2497.jpg

Here is an excerpt from a motorsportscenter.com interview with Henrik Fisker, Aston Martin's Director of Design from 2001 until December of last year.

MotorSportsCenter: Does the V8 Vantage adhere to the new European safety law regarding pedestrians?

Henrik Fisker: The Vantage actually comes out before that law takes effect. Just to give a comment on that - and this is just purely my opinion, not reflecting on Ford Motor Company - but there is a problem today, in my opinion, where you have too many government officials that don't understand the car industry but are making up laws, with good intent, but they end up really lingering the progress of even safety. You are only looking at one aspect; when you force only one aspect on a car, like pedestrian safety, you force the company to spend all their time and resources on that aspect, where if you look at it in a more holistic way - like, for instance, what Volvo has done for years; they have always had an eye on safety. Where does it make the most sense to improve safety? Volvo is the one that came out with a lot of [safety improvements] first, not from government regulations at all. That would be, for me, the better way to do it.

This pedestrian safety restriction, I think, is a waste of opportunity. And it's going to cost a lot of money, and it is money that will be paid for, in the end, by the consumers.

I think there are more innovative ways to deal with [safety]. Maybe some of that will come out; there will be some adjustment - that's my prediction. Unfortunately, we will spend a lot of money in the next few years, but then somebody will realize that maybe that was not the bet ideas, and then there will be some new ideas coming up.

(end of excerpt)

The new XK has to comply with new European pedestrian safety regulations.

In short, politicians and others think that auto makers should compensate for poor drivers and pedestrians. Europe has a lot of pedestrian deaths in car crashes relative to the U.S.

check these links

link one (http://www.euractiv.com/Article?tcmuri=tcm:29-117530-16&type=LinksDossier)

link two (http://www.safetyresearch.net/Library/SRS037.pdf)

link three (http://www.walk.com.au/pedestriancouncil/Page.asp?PageID=607)

link four (http://waw.wardsauto.com/ar/auto_pedestrian_impact/index.htm)

Jaguar D-Type
12-20-2005, 07:44 PM
Another picture

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/goodwood05/images/08.jpg

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