Thanks for the nice review, Albert.
I always enjoys your input and write-ups.
FWIW, the new Jaguar XJ8 is getting awfully good reviews in the car magazines for much the same reasons that you posted.
2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".