"SoK66" <SoK66@frontier.net> wrote in message
> Well, in typical Ford fashion the poor thing's been bean countered to
> death, but I hear from friends within the organiozation it's a really
> great improvement on the XK8. Under the skin it's still basically the
> DEW98 platform, which now the foundation fro the Lincoln LS, Ford Mustang,
> For Thunderbird, Jaguar XJ & S-Type. It isn't a bad platform, it was
> outdated when launched in '99 and clearly doesn't match the refinement of
How can the XJ and S-Type platform's be the same when they are made using
such different materials? AFAIK
the XK is heavily based on the aluminum
XJ - seen no mention of S-Type origins so far.
I was more interested in peoples opinions of the styling - apparently it is
better in the flesh than in photos (which are now circulating since the
brochure shots have been leaked).