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Jaguar unveils classic sports coupe

Jaguar's new XK8 sports coupe (above), which is being hailed as the spiritual successor to the E-type model, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday.

Its predecessor was said to have stopped a generation in its tracks when it was launched in the swinging Sixties. However, Jaguar has designed the new model, which will go on sale in October with a pounds 52,000 price tag, to replace the XJS.

Photograph: Beatrix Stampfli/AP