Jaguar - XK/XK8
The Jaguar XK series (XK8 and XKR) is a grand tourer produced by Jaguar since the 1997 model year. It is the replacement of the XJS, and is available as a coupé and convertible. Currently in its second generation, the XK8 was the first 8 cylinder vehicle produced by Jaguar, when the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine was introduced.

 

The 1997 XK8 (project code X100) was available with either a supercharged 370 hp (276 kW) or naturally aspirated 290 hp (216 kW) engine. The supercharged variant is known as the XKR. The first-generation XK series shares its platform with the Aston Martin DB7. Both cars are derived from the Jaguar XJS, though the platform has been extensively changed.

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GB (UK) England
Jaguar XK8-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XK8 1997
Jaguar XK8 Convertible
Location
Framlingham
County
Suffolk
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Number of persons:4  2 + 2 smallLuggage:2 large + 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio cassette
Jaguar XK-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XK 
Jaguar XK Cabriolet
Location
London
County
England
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
Jaguar XK-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XK 
Jaguar XK Coupe
Location
London
County
England
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
Jaguar XKR-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XKR 2007
Jaguar XKR Cabriolet
Location
London
County
England
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
Jaguar XKR-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XKR 2007
Jaguar XKR Coupe
Location
London
County
England
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
Jaguar XK8 Convertible-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XK8 Convertible 1999
Jaguar XK8 Convertible (coming soon)
Location
Cramlington
County
Northumberland
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Number of persons:4  2 plus 2 very small rear seatsLuggage:2 large Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
New Zealand
Jaguar XK8 Convertible-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XK8 Convertible 1996
Jaguar XK8 Convertible in Nelson
Location
Nelson and Christchurch
County
South Island
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Number of persons:2  Rechnically a 2+2 but the rear seats are very small Luggage:2 large Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd with multichanger
Jaguar XKR-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XKR 2000
Jaguar XKR Convertible
Location
Napier
County
Hawkes Bay, North Island
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Number of persons:4 2 plus 2 smallLuggage:2 large + 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
USA
Jaguar XK-click for a larger picture
Jaguar XK 2007
Jaguar XK Convertible
Location
Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach
County
Florida FL, USA
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Number of persons:4 2 + 2 smallLuggage:2 small Minimum driver age:21 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio:radio mp3
Both the XK8 and XKR are electronically limited to a maximum of 155 mph (250 km/h), lower than the top speed of its predecessor. The XK8 heralded a change in direction for the company, resulting in the S-Type and X-Type.  Both the XK8 and XKR come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, and 19 and 20-inch wheels are available for additional cost. A navigation system and self-leveling xenon headlamps come standard with the XKR and as options for the XK8. Jaguar's Adaptive Cruise Control is an optional feature available on both models. Both come with all-leather interior, burl walnut trim, and side airbags.

 

In 2005 the grille design of the XKR was refreshed. Jaguar unveiled an all-new 2006 car (project code X150), called simply the "XK", at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. It uses the new all-aluminium monocoque chassis developed from the 2005 Advanced Lightweight Coupé (ALC) concept car and is offered as both a coupé or convertible. In the opposite manner to the way convertibles are traditionally designed, the coupé is based on the convertible. This meant that the engineers could design the convertible without the drawbacks of the car looking like, and actually being, a coupé with the top chopped off. It also meant that minimal additional weight was required to maintain the structural rigidity lost with the removal of the roof (1,635 kg (3,600 lb) kerb weight for the convertible versus 1,595 kg (3,520 lb) for the coupé). This makes the XK convertible exceptionally rigid and lightweight for a car of its type, offering an extremely impressive driving experience. The XK convertible was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. It features a conventional cloth top that will open or close in 18 seconds.  

 

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