The new 2012 Jaguar XK and XKR Artisan Special Edition models features new ‘Artisan’ interiors utilize sumptuous scraffito grain leather on the seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings, and Poltrona Frau® leather headlinings. Available in both coupe and convertible form, the Jaguar XK and XKR Artisan offer a choice of new veneer interior finishes Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminum. Standard features including a 525W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, 16 by 16 way adjustable heated Performance seats, and a heated steering wheel and keyless entry/start.
Specified two exclusive Artisan interior colourways for the Special Edition models; Navy with Jet headlining and Truffle with Canvas headlining. Convertible hood colours have also been carefully selected and include Black, Blue, Grey and Brown. Special Edition treadplates and stainless steel pedals are additional discreet enhancements.
An exterior paint palette of six colours includes the exclusive Special Edition colour of Celestial Black, with Crystal Blue, Lunar Grey, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver and Ultimate Black being the alternative options. Two new 20-inch alloy wheel designs complete the exterior changes; Venom wheels are diamond turned with a dark grey finish, the Orona style having a polished finish.
Whether in coupe or convertible form, each Special Edition model benefits from the advanced engineering techniques inherent to the entire Jaguar XK and XKR range. Jaguar is industry-leading in its use of aluminium technology, and both coupe and convertible models utilise riveted and bonded aluminium monocoque construction that means light weight, exceptional rigidity and strength. In combination with continuously variable adaptive damping – standard on all models – and 5.0-litre direct-injection V8 petrol engines in either 385PS naturally-aspirated or, for the Jaguar XKR, 510PS supercharged form, the result is a beautifully damped yet controlled ride, precise handling, and effortless performance when required.