|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$86,500|
Styling less effeminate than last XK. Bonded aluminum construction lighter and stronger, with more poised handling. Blistering performance from the 4.2-liter V*, which cranks out 420 hp and shows 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Base 300-hp XK now as fast as previous supercharged XKR.
Drowned goldfish grille is pure Taurus, doors too high to hang an elbow out. Still no stick; even all-knowing BMW decided to let us have a manual in their 5- and 6-series.
More purposeful, mechanically sharp as a tack, but paddle auto no substitute for 6-speed stick. Still looks disturbingly like’80s shape that Aston Martin does better. XK 120 and E-type shocked the world; this car barely wakes you from a slumber. C’mon guys, call in the Italians if you have to.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
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