Jaguar F-Type Scares Away Its Older Brother

August 12th, 2014

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8-S

Both of my little brothers outshined me when we were kids. One could pitch a fastball better than I could ever dream, and the other could jump over a 6-foot bar while I struggled to hop over a parking stripe.

It’s not a good feeling to get trumped by a little brother.

With the introduction of the Jaguar F-Type as a new little brother to the legendary XK-Series, the big XK may have come to the end of the road.

The F-Type and the XK, at least in some trim levels, are powered by the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8. They share the same heritage, but the little bro blows its big sibling out of the water. It’s louder, it’s faster, it drives better, and it’s more attractive.

What does this mean for the XK? This video sums it up:

Watch to the end and you’ll learn that Jaguar has no plans to replace the XK after this final model year. You’ll also learn that there are rumblings of a Jaguar SUV being built instead of the low-slung sports car.

The good news in this?

Keep an eye on your local used listings, because older XKs are going to drop in price. The cars were on top of their game in 2007/2008, and newer models are still an absolute kick to drive.

The only problem with the XK is that a younger brother came along and made it obsolete.

Which would you choose: a new Jaguar F-Type, a new XK or a used XK?

-tgriffith

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