Expanding the 2015 XK lineup, Jaguar has introduced two new performance models for the UK. Dubbed the Jaguar XK Signature and Jaguar XK Dynamic R, these special edition models focus entirely on performance and will be available in both Coupe and Convertible forms.
Talking about the two new additions one by one, the XK Signature special edition is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 385 PS of max power and comes with a range of exciting features such as standard 20” Kalimnos wheels and Reverse Park Camera.
The XK Dynamic R, which happens to be more performance focused of the two, is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that produces 510 PS. The Dynamic R special edition is based on the XKR and comes with a Black Dynamic Pack, featuring XKR-S suspension, a 10 mm reduced ride height, Speed Pack – offering an increased top speed of 174 mph, and a standard Performance Active Exhaust.
The supercharged 5.0 liter V8 is the third generation engine model and strikes the perfect balance between performance and efficiency. It equips some of the latest technologies like spray-guided direct injection (SGDI) and dual independent variable cam timing (DIVCT).
With such an astonishing powertrain under the hood, the XK Signature edition’s Coupe version can reach 60 mph from a standstill in 5.2 seconds, while the Convertible takes 5.3 seconds, thanks to the 5.0L unit’s 515 Nm of peak torque. Both the XK Signature variants emit 264 g/km of CO2 and have an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
The XK Dynamic R is powered by the same engine but puts out 510PS and 625Nm. The supercharged V8 helps the car accelerate to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 174 mph. While delivering these brilliant power and torque figures, the car manages to emit a respectable 292 g/km of CO2. Both the limited edition models equip a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles.
Coming to the standard equipment available, both the cars feature Dynamic Stability Control system offering four modes: Normal, Winter, TracDSC and DSC Off, a double wishbone front suspension, and rear wheel steer system. The XK Dynamic R comes with a Black Dynamic Pack as standard. The pack adds XKR-borrowed suspension technology for improved steering precision and Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system. In addition to the features coming from the XKR, the Dynamic R gets 10 mm reduced ride height, a body-colored Aerodynamic Pack featuring front splitter and larger rear spoiler, a body-coloured rear diffuser, side sills extensions and a Performance Active Exhaust.
While the exterior of the two special edition models speak luxury, the interior overwhelms with the huge amounts of luxury. The XK Dynamic R features Jaguar’s new diamond sewn Performance seat available in Ivory/Charcoal soft grain leather with contrast stitching in Ivory or Charcoal/Red soft grain leather with Red leather contrast stitching. The seats are claimed to more driver-hugging and comfortable, and have integrated head restraints.
The central console features a 7 inch touch screen that presents all the information related to the car and from the infotainment system. The same features Pod and USB connectivity, satellite navigation with DVD mapping, and also projects the view of the newly added Reverse Park Camera.
Jaguar will offer both the XK Signature and Dynamic R models in a range of exterior body colors: Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Italian Racing Red, Dark Sapphire and British Racing Green.
2015 Jaguar XK Signature and Dynamic R Special Edition Image Gallery
2015 Jaguar XK Signature and Dynamic R Special Edition Technical Specification
XK SIGNATURE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION*
|Engine||5.0-litre V8 petrol|
|Peak Power (PS@rpm)||385@6500|
|Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)||515@2500-5500|
|0-60mph (secs)||5.2 (Coupé) 5.3 (Convertible)|
|0-100km/h (secs)||5.5 (Coupé) 5.6 (Convertible)|
|Top Speed (mph | km/h)||155 | 250 (electronically limited)|
(EU mpg | l/100km | US mpg)
|25.2 | 11.2 | 19.0 (Coupé)
25.2 | 11.2 | 18.0 (Convertible)
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||264|
XK DYNAMIC R TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION*
|Engine||5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol|
|Peak Power (PS@rpm)||510@6000-6500|
|Peak Power (kW@rpm)||375@6000-6500|
|Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)||625@2500-5500|
|Top Speed (mph | km/h)||174 | 280 (electronically limited)|
(EU mpg | l/100km | US mpg)
|23.0 | 12.3 | 17.0|
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||292|