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The Cat Dances In XK8 Convertible

By Michelle Crimson

The XK8 Convertible concept car that was flaunted by Jaguar at the Detroit Auto Show is making a graceful impact in the auto industry. XK8 exudes sensibility wrapped in stylish curves and elegance.

Auto enthusiasts said that XK8 Convertible got poise, grace and power. Ian Callum, Jaguar design guru said he created the Jaguar XK8's lines in homage to those of Kate Winslet. Callum admitted that his well-received and irrefutably lovely XK8 Jaguar design was inspired by Kate Winslet. Winslet is the lead star of the blockbuster movie Titanic. She was Leonardo Di Caprio's muse in said movie. Enthusiasts speculate that Callum must have admired the lady's lines. Callum said, "[Winslet has] substance, she is not just a pretty face". Evidently, body parts Jaguar XK8 are made to complement the delicately curvaceous shrink-wrapped beauty which is very much feminine. In fact, it is far from the aggressive charisma of Corvettes.

Experts and aficionados alike appreciate the classy and innovative XKR. They said that this is a good sign of life for Jaguar. It is obvious that the automaker is experiencing a remarkable moribund and it needs products to boost its situation. All-new XKR is engineered to wipe away flaws of its clan. It promises lots of things and enthusiasts expect that these promises will not be breached.

The new XK8 is made lighter by using aluminum skeleton and body panels. The typical XK weighs 3,671 pounds while XK8 weighs a lot lighter. This fact has contributed significantly to improve handling of this vehicle. The version is also given all-new Jaguar XK8 convertible fuel injection to make it more efficient and performance-oriented. However, what makes the vehicle stunning is its fantastic design. The 2007 version uses most of 2000 Jaguar XK8 accessories however; it is designed to showcase a brand new look.

The long-hood, short-deck proportions and the oval grille mated to single horizontal chrome bar have subtle touches of previous Jaguar cars. To give the car that powerful look without adding bulks, the automaker used massive wheels. Teardrop-shaped taillights are also utilized to boost the distinctive aura of the car. To improve poise and grace, Jaguar used complementing color schemes, upholstery, and devices. The car can serve as a mighty rival of Mercedes SL-Class and Lexus SC430.
About the Author
Michelle Crimson holds a degree in business administration. She is currently working as an editor in New Orleans, Louisiana. This 32 year old mother of two is also a car racing fanatic.

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