Well perhaps not, but I don't think many will have seen one of these before. While over in France this afternoon I stumbled across this: I got out and thought to myself, "That looks like the new Jaguar XK8". And sure enough it had Jaguar across the back. Then I noticed the disguises, guages and stuff straped to it and thought, "Hey this car has been road tested by journalists, why is it still under wraps". I was then approached by a team of people who appeared out of a Range Rover and a Range Rover Sport. they sked me to put the camera away and then explained that this was the new XKR model that they had just taken to Europe for testing. They did a lot of winter testing at altitude in Switzerland and had been to the 'ring where it lapped in 08:02. They told me that this was exceptional for a cabriolet and they felt this was the best handling ragtop in the world. Not knowing enough to say whether this was BS or not, I thought I'd ask the mighty fine forumites here. Does that sound like a good time for laping the 'ring? I remember Evo looking to break 8 moinutes in a previous generation M3 so I was not that impressed but I am ignorant of such matters and what it being a cabrio does to the handling. I have to say, even though it was covered in muck and disguised it still looked a million dollars in the flesh.