Jaguar Commemorates 60 Years Of The XK With The New XK60

Written by tonks on July 21, 2008

Jaguar XK120The original XK60 was first introduced during the 1948 London Motor Show and it immediately became a hit thanks to its sleek design. Beneath the hood it housed a 3.4 liter straight six that could push out 160 horsepower. During this time period that was real power and people were impressed by it.

It’s 120 mph top speed made it the world’s fastest production car at the time and over the years, other XK’s followed the original’s footsteps – the XK140 in 1955 and the XK150 in 1958 – both named for their top speed capabilities. Then there’s the XKSS, the road-going version of the D-Type race car of which only sixteen were produced.

Jaguar will be celebrating these legendary cars at this year’s British Motor Show with the XK60, named to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original XK120. Jaguar is mum about the features of the XK60, but we’ll be sure to bring you all the details when it is officially unveiled on July 22.

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