Wednesday, 16 July 2008

New Look Jaguar XK

"Jaguar will showcase a new look for XK in celebration of 60 years of the iconic nameplate at this year's British International Motor Show. The new XK60* will take pride of place alongside representatives from the full Jaguar model range, each with a success story for 2008.

In 1948, Jaguar created what would become one of the most famous automotive names in the world, as the all-new and highly advanced XK engine made its debut in the revered XK120 sports car. Now, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of that iconic car, Jaguar is launching a very special series of the current XK for the UK market – the uniquely equipped and aptly named XK60, a car that pays homage to the legendary performance of its predecessors.

Complementing the XK60 on the stand will be the recently introduced XKR-S, a limited edition sports coupe in Ultimate Black designed to give an even more focused, high speed performance driving experience. Capable of 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and with a maximum speed extended to a limited 174mph (280km/h), this is the fastest Jaguar since the XJ220 supercar. With just 50 available in the UK, every XKR-S is already spoken for."


For all your 'how-to' needs for modification of a Jaguar XK engine, Veloce Publishing have the following title in the SpeedPro Series.

How To Power Tune Jaguar XK
By Des Hammill


- Learn the secrets of the experts!
- A new title in the best-selling SpeedPro series.
- The first book devoted solely to modifying the Jaguar XK engine.
- Covers all 3.4, 3.8 and 4.2 litre Jaguar XK six cylinder inline engines.
- Covers every aspect of rebuilding the XK engine for high performance applications (with a rev limit of around 6000rpm).
- Suitable for the enthusiast as well as the more experienced mechanic.
- All the information is based on practical experience.

Full details on camshafts, camshaft timing, valve springs and cylinder head options and modifications. Carburation chapters cover: 13/4 and 2 inch twin SU setups; triple 2 inch SUs; and triple Weber and Dellorto setups. A special section is included on modifying SUs for improved engine performance, along with the relevant needle specifications. Full details on ignition systems and timing, exhaust manifolds and systems and general tune-up information.
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..and why not have a look at what other titles are available in the SpeedPro Series by clicking the image below.