8 February 2005

'They might call it a concept, but the Jaguar ALC is actually the new XK' - that's how Autocar's cover feature opens - 'and away from the show stand it just comes alive.' Caught amid gathering crowds in New York's Times Square, the concept car that, to everyone familiar with Jaguar's product plans, is the new XK in all but name looks uniquely beautiful and very promising indeed. This week, Autocar brings you an exclusive look at Jaguar's new pride and joy, and editor-in-chief Steve Cropley's impressions of a car he describes as 'right up there with the E-type for drama.'

'Since the ALC's debut, Jag bosses have done remarkably little to disguise the fact that, with a bit of extra badging, different bumpers and some slightly calmer production details, this concept car is exactly what the all-new aluminium XK coupé will be like,' writes Cropley. 'It's not just a show car,' yells the press blurb,'... like the iconic X120s and E-types that preceded it, it heralds a new generation of stunning sports coupés and saloons.' In the management's Coventry offices, still to be maintained at Browns Lane after the factory shuts, restraint is right out of fashion.'

See Jaguar's vital coupé emerge into the daylight this week, in Autocar

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