In the opposite manner to the way convertibles are traditionally designed, the coupÃƒÂ© is based on the convertible. This meant that the Jaguar engineers could design the convertible without the drawbacks of the car looking like, and actually being, a coupÃƒÂ© with the top chopped off. This makes the XK convertible exceptionally rigid and lightweight for a car of its type, offering an extremely impressive driving experience.
The XK convertible was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It features a conventional cloth top that will open or close in 18 seconds.
Photography by Richard Parsons.