Jaguar XK Portfolio Coupe
What is it?
This is the Jaguar XK 5.0 Portfolio, the entry point into the revised Jaguar XK range. For the 2010 model year which means production from the end of this month Jaguar has made a bunch of detail engineering changes.
Most significant is a new 380bhp 5.0-litre V8 with direct injection and 380lb ft of torque – a big improvement over the old-stager 4.2 it replaces. There are also revisions to the suspension and a new diff.
Bilstein variable dampers replace Jaguar’s venerable CATS system and the suspension is retuned to give a sportier drive and more balanced handling.
External changes are minimal, as the focus is on the improved technical spec. Most noticeable is the front bumper’s brace of narrow brake-cooling vents flanking the lower air intake.
There are also new mirrors incorporating side-repeater LEDs and new LED rear lamps.
The old XK’s weakness was its interior quality. So the new Jaguar XK’s interior is improved with a revised centre console, which now houses the funky rotary gear selector from the XF.