unveiled an all-new 2006 car, called simply the "XK"
, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. It uses the new XJ's aluminium chassis and is offered as both a coupé or convertible (incidentally, in a quite different manner to the way sports cars are usually designed, the coupé is based on the convertible. This meant that the engineers could design the convertible without the drawbacks of the car looking like, and actually being, a coupé with the top chopped off. This, coupled to the ultra-rigid aluminium spaceframe makes the XK convertible exceptionally rigid for a car of its type, offering an extremely impressive driving experience). For the moment, it is powered by a 300 hp (225 kW) version of the 4.2 L AJ-V8. However, in October, a supercharged version with 420 hp (300 kW) will be offered (again, in both coupé and convertible forms). There have been rumours that an XKR-R with over 500 hp and an even more involving drive is on the way.
This car is exclusive to the Collector's Edition of Need for Speed Carbon.
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