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Old 07-06-2015, 07:19 PM
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It was a sad day when Jaguar finally terminated the Xkr like everyone else I was after a facelift as for me the xk is a perfect Gt now with it gone we definitely have limited options when the time comes to upgrade
I found this last night its by grantley designs

Is this the xk that Jaguar should have made if they did make would you have bought it
 
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Interesting enough and I think I could get used to that front end. Maybe some day someone will build a mold to fit the 2010-2015 front. Oh I would have considered buying one.
 
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I've always said the front of the Xk needed a front update to look more like the F-Type. Maybe someday someone will come up with an update.
 
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:04 PM
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I commented about this very subject two days ago in a different post. I think it with the F/X Design rear end would make a very updated, very desirable car, especially if you add an F type exhaust growl (like the Spires exhaust that Lothar52 recently added to his). I like the effect although I think the front grill would look better recessed about an inch or so like it is now. It would give it more dimension.
 
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It drives me insane as to why jaguar never did this . Aston have the same front on their 2 seater vantage and 4 seater DBS/9 .
Not only would the ftype front end tie the jaguar family in but it would also give the consumer the option of going the 2seater for you singles or if you have little kids you can get the larger coupe
By the way this pic is the real deal grantley designs have come up with the kit
 
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:30 PM
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Is it just me but i believe the fx design rear bumper has resemblances to the rear end of a gransport maserati
 
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I quite like the front, reminds me of the aston Zagato which had quite a brutal look about it. I also like the back end.


I read somewhere that they didn't continue with the XK because it was going to cost megabucks updating the body for safety etc. They probably also didn't need it stealing sales from the f type, with the plan being on a true 2 + 2 in the fullness of time.


I'd be in line for this one if they built it.
 
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If anything I see jaguar losing sales to other manufactures that offer 2+2 configuration
When purchasing my xk I was looking at 911 and granturismo as I liked the added space of ths rear seats
 
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I quite like the front, reminds me of the aston Zagato which had quite a brutal look about it. I also like the back end.


I read somewhere that they didn't continue with the XK because it was going to cost megabucks updating the body for safety etc. They probably also didn't need it stealing sales from the f type, with the plan being on a true 2 + 2 in the fullness of time.


I'd be in line for this one if they built it.
Your right I just google the zagato looks very similar
 
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This design will not be cheap. Unfortunately, it will require changing the fenders, hood and headlights. I'm really liking the F-type front bumper on the XK with no center cross bar--makes the XK look so modern and exotic. I hope the designers come up with a retrofit F-type front bumper for the XK. I'm sure they would sell a lot if the design only required a bumper change. The XK is bagging for this to happen. Bring it on Grantley Design. For those interested in this bumper, shoot Grantley Design an email, requesting a bumper only design and lets do a group buy.


PS. Just sent Grantley a group buy expression of interest email for a bumper only design.
 

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Your all over it DGL !! Nice
 
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This is awesome.
 
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What kit is in Steve's pictures? That's by far the best looking XK kit I have seen. Does not look forced like every other body kit.
 
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Originally Posted by mosesbotbol View Post
What kit is in Steve's pictures? That's by far the best looking XK kit I have seen. Does not look forced like every other body kit.

Look up GRANTLEY Jaguar Kit and you will find their web site. This car was for sale on UK e-bay. The more I look at it if they were to do a front end replacement that just replaced the front bumper I would consider getting it. Mind you it would have to be a bolt on replacement with OEM 2012 headlights and no mods to the fender. It is growing on me but I assume it will never happen.
 
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What kit is in Steve's pictures? That's by far the best looking XK kit I have seen. Does not look forced like every other body kit.
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Its Grantley designs as it stands the whole front end would need to be changed so lights, fenders and bonnet . User DGL sent an email yesterday to Grantley requesting a group buy in price providing they could come up with just a front bumper f-type design that we could simply bolt up to the xk hopefully if the demand is high enough they can start production for us !
 

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Dave at Grantley Design promptly got back to me today. He will do a front bumper design only provided we have sufficient demand. He has reservations of how it will look with the XK's "droopy" headlights. I can see his point. He's done a fantastic job with his design. However, cost, as always, is a concern. He mentioned that shipping will also be expensive and maybe a drop ship of 10 units, to be distributed, would be most cost effective.


Can someone photo shop an F-type or Grantley XK front bumper on the XK 09-11 and 12-15 so we can all get a good idea what it would look like with the stock headlights? Grantley Design is for real and have their design including car for sale on ebay: JAGUAR XKR. SUPER CAR STYLING BY GRANTLEY DESIGN, Supercharged V8, 420 BHP | eBay
 
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I looked at the Grantley front end side by side with a 2007 XKR, and yes, while the headlights are different, I don't think there would be any problem crafting (and grafting) a front bumper only which incorporates the upper and lower grills into the new large f-type grill. Even if it has to change a bit to accomodate the existing headlights, I think it would look great. Count me in!

Looking forward to seeing photoshopped pictures.
 
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Dave at Grantley Design promptly got back to me today. He will do a front bumper design only provided we have sufficient demand. He has reservations of how it will look with the XK's "droopy" headlights. I can see his point. He's done a fantastic job with his design. However, cost, as always, is a concern. He mentioned that shipping will also be expensive and maybe a drop ship of 10 units, to be distributed, would be most cost effective.


Can someone photo shop an F-type or Grantley XK front bumper on the XK 09-11 and 12-15 so we can all get a good idea what it would look like with the stock headlights? Grantley Design is for real and have their design including car for sale on ebay: JAGUAR XKR. SUPER CAR STYLING BY GRANTLEY DESIGN, Supercharged V8, 420 BHP | eBay
Good work DGL you making things happen Im in !
 
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I really like the Grantley kit on the Red XKR and would be interested in it if the price and installation is reasonable.
 
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Is it my imagination or do the rear wheels look like they've been pushed out a little bit maybe with spacers?
 

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