Jaguar has released their new lineup of XK and XKR Special Edition models with their new hand-crafted ‘Artisan’ interiors.

Available in both coupe and convertible form, the Special Edition model’s Artisan interior features the use of tactile ‘scraffito’ finished leather to the front seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings. These options are combined with Poltrona Frau leather headlinings, two new veneer finishes – Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminium – and standard features including a 525W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, 16 by 16 way adjustable heated Performance seats, a heated steering wheel and keyless entry/start, each Special Edition model.

To compliment the new interior trim, Jaguar’s design team specified two exclusive Artisan interior colourways for the Special Edition models; Navy with Jet headlining and Truffle with Canvas headlining. Convertible hood colours include Black, Blue, Grey and Brown. Special Edition treadplates and stainless steel pedals are additional enhancements.

An exterior paint palette of six colours includes the 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.

For the 2013 model year all standard XKR convertible and coupe models are now available with the optional Dynamic Pack (previously offered on the XKR coupe only). The Dynamic Pack raises top speed to 174mph, and includes the addition of side sill extensions with new rear diffuser, 10mm lower ride height, revised adaptive dynamics, spring and damper rates, plus a new front steering knuckle for optimised precision.

The Jaguar XK(R) Special Edition program will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 in March and will not be available in the North American market.

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