Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Whenever lists of the most beautiful car designs of all time are written, one of the perennial entries is the Jaguar E-Type (known as the XK-E in the US). Originally introduced in 1961, the E-Type was built until 1975, when modern safety and emissions regulations finally brought an end to its run. For the next two decades it was succeeded by the XJ-S which had a strong following but never had the stunning beauty of its predecessor. In 1996 the XK was reborn now under Ford ownership.
While that XK looked the part of a modern interpretation of the E-Type, it's XJ-S derived chassis just wasn't up to the task of a modern GT. In 2006, the XK finally came right when the current generation debuted. The current XK was an all-new design, with an aluminum intensive chassis that cut some 200 pounds while adding the latest technology. We spent a week with a 2009 XK coupe that you can read about after the jump.
Gallery: 2009 Jaguar XK Coupe
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