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Jaguar XK8 X100

Production: 03/1996 - 2006

Production Type: Mass Production

Produced: 91406

The Jaguar XK8 was the first generation of a new XK series launched by in 1996 and was available in two-door coupé and convertible body styles with the new 4.0-litre Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. In 1998, the XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the engine. In 2003, the engines were replaced by the new 4.2-litre AJ34 engines in both the naturally aspirated and supercharged variations. The first-generation of the XK series shares its XJS-derived platform with the Aston Martin DB7, with both cars tracing their history back to an abandoned Jaguar development study in the mid-1980s known as XJ41/XJ42, which had been mooted to be known as the F-Type.

Jaguar XK8 X100 Technical Specification

Engine
4.0 L – AJ26/27 V8 /  AJ26S Supercharged V8
4.2 L – AJ34 V8 / AJ34S Supercharged V8

Transmission
5-Speed Automatic – ZF 5HP24 / Mercedes-Benz W5A580 5G-Tronic
6-Speed Automatic – ZF 6HP26

Acceleration
5.4 Seconds (0-97 kmh / 0-60 mph) – XKR Coupé

Top speed
251 km/h / 156 mph – XK8 Coupé

Body Style
2-Door Coupé
2-Door Convertible

Dimensions
Length:
4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width:
1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height:
1,295 mm / 51.0 in

Wheelbase
2,588 mm / 101.9 in

Weight
1,615 kg / 3,560.5 lb – XK8 Coupe
1,705 kg / 3,758.9 lb  – XK8 Convertible
1,640 kg / 3,615.5 lb – XKR Coupe
1,730 kg / 3,814.5 lb – XKR Convertible

Jaguar XK8 X100 Models

Jaguar XK8 Coupé 4.0 L
Production years: 1996–2002
Engine: DOHC 4.0 L (3,996 cc / 243.9 cu in), 216 kW / 290 hp @ 6,100 rpm, 393 N⋅m / 290 lb⋅ft @ 4,250 rpm
Gearbox: 5-Speed Automatic – ZF 5HP24
Acceleration: 6.7 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 251 km/h / 156 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Coupé
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,615 kg / 3,560.5 lb
Produced: 16,331
Initial price: £47,950

Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4.0 L
Production years: 1996–2002
Engine: DOHC 4.0 L (3,996 cc / 243.9 cu in), 216 kW / 290 hp @ 6,100 rpm, 393 N⋅m / 290 lb⋅ft @ 4,250 rpm
Gearbox: 5-Speed Automatic – ZF 5HP24
Acceleration: 7 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 248 km/h / 154 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Convertible
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,705 kg / 3,758.9 lb
Produced: 38,133
Initial price: £56,850

Jaguar XKR Coupé 4.0 L
Production years: 1998–2002
Engine: DOHC 4.0 L Supercharged (3,996 cc / 243.9 cu in), 276 kW / 370 hp @ 6,150 rpm, 525 N⋅m / 387 lb⋅ft @ 3,600 rpm
Gearbox: 5-Speed Automatic – Mercedes-Benz W5A580 5G-Tronic
Acceleration: 5.4 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 250 km/h / 155.4 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Coupé
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,640 kg / 3,615.5 lb
Produced: 6,380
Initial price: £60,105

Jaguar XKR Convertible 4.0 L
Production years: 1998–2002
Engine: DOHC 4.0 L Supercharged (3,996 cc / 243.9 cu in), 276 kW / 370 hp @ 6,150 rpm, 525 N⋅m / 387 lb⋅ft @ 3,600 rpm
Gearbox: 5-Speed Automatic – Mercedes-Benz W5A580 5G-Tronic
Acceleration: 5.6 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 250 km/h / 155.4 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Convertible
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,730 kg / 3,814.5 lb
Produced: 8,835
Initial price: £67,105

Jaguar XK8 Coupé 4.2 L
Production years: 2002–2006
Engine: DOHC 4.2 L (4,196 cc / 256.1 cu in), 224 kW / 300 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 420 N⋅m / 310 lb⋅ft @ 4,100 rpm
Gearbox: 6-Speed Automatic – ZF 6HP26
Acceleration: 6.4 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 250 km/h / 155.4 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Coupé
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,615 kg / 3,560.5 lb
Produced: 3,481
Initial price: £48,700

Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4.2 L
Production years: 2002–2006
Engine: DOHC 4.2 L (4,196 cc / 256.1 cu in), 224 kW / 300 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 420 N⋅m / 310 lb⋅ft @ 4,100 rpm
Gearbox: 6-Speed Automatic – ZF 6HP26
Acceleration: 6.6 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 250 km/h / 155.4 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Convertible
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,705 kg / 3,758.9 lb
Produced: 8,880
Initial price: £55,345

Jaguar XKR Coupé 4.2 L
Production years: 2002–2006
Engine: DOHC 4.2 L Supercharged (4,196 cc / 256.1 cu in), 298 kW / 400 hp @ 6,100 rpm, 553 N⋅m / 408 lb⋅ft @ 3,500 rpm
Gearbox: 6-Speed Automatic – ZF 6HP26
Acceleration: 5.4 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 250 km/h / 155.4 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Coupé
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,640 kg / 3,615.5 lb
Produced: 3,366
Initial price: £56,695

Jaguar XKR Convertible 4.2 L
Production years: 2002–2006
Engine: DOHC 4.2 L Supercharged (4,196 cc / 256.1 cu in), 298 kW / 400 hp @ 6,100 rpm, 553 N⋅m / 408 lb⋅ft @ 3,500 rpm
Gearbox: 6-Speed Automatic – ZF 6HP26
Acceleration: 5.6 Seconds (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)
Top speed: 250 km/h / 155.4 mph (limited)
Body Style: 2-Door Convertible
Dimensions:
Length: 4,760 mm / 187.4 in
Width: 1,830 mm / 72.0 in
Height: 1,295 mm / 51.0 in
Wheelbase: 2,588 mm / 101.9 in
Weight: 1,730 kg / 3,814.5 lb
Produced: 5,110
Initial price: £63,345

Jaguar XK8 / XKR Limited and Special Editions

Jaguar XKR Silverstone
Production: 2000
Produced: 558
Initial price: £67,310 Coupé, £72,710 Convertible
The XKR Silverstone was produced in celebration of Jaguar’s 2001 entry into Formula 1 racing. The Silverstone equipped with the same engine as the standard XKR, but improved transmission, steering, suspension and brakes. All possible factory options were included, only the telephone and the navigation system had to be ordered separately.

Jaguar XKR X100 SVO
Production: 2000
Produced: 3
This XKR SVO was produced by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations Department. With boosted to 400 bhp engine, a 30bhp more then standard XKR, and a Tremec T56 six-speed manual gearbox, the XKR-R was capable of 290 kph / 180 mph and covered 0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The first car was a proof-of-concept, the second was a fully functioning runner lacking a few key exterior items and finally, the show car, license plate X100 SVO, contained all the techy-bits.

Jaguar XKR-R Concept
Production: 2001
Produced: 2
The XKR-R boasted a more powerful 336 kW / 451 hp engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. Two cars were made, a functional test car having a coupé body style and a convertible show car to be shown to the public.

Jaguar XKR 100
Production: 2002
Produced: 500
Initial price: £69,950 Coupé, £74,950 Convertible
Built to celebrate the centenary of Jaguar’s founder Sir William Lyons. XKR 100 was available in both coupés and convertibles body styles and featured all the available factory options.

Jaguar XKR Portfolio
Production: 2003
Produced: 200
The convertible-only XKR Portfolio models featured in Jupiter Red and Coronado Blue with Recaro Sports Seats contrasting leather trim.

Jaguar XKR 400
Production: 2003
Produced: 100
Initial price: £59,950 Coupé, £66,600 Convertible
The XKR 400 was tagged as one of the fastest ever production cars produced by Jaguar. The 4.2 supercharged V8 engine with 6-speed automatic gearbox takes the coupé version from 0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds with a limited top speed of 250 km/h / 155.4 mph. 60 Coupé and 40 Convertibles were produced only for the UK market beginning 2003.

Jaguar XKR Carbon Fiber Edition
Production: 2004
Produced: 200
Initial price: £64,650 Coupé, £71,450 Convertible
The Carbon Fiber Edition was one of Jaguar’s most limited editions, with only 100 vehicles initially released in the UK in late 2004 and 200 vehicles produced in 2005 for the US market.

Jaguar XKR Merlin
Production: 2004
Produced: 5
Evans Halshaw, the number one car retailer in the UK, commissioned specialists Racing Green to custom-build a limited-edition Jaguar XKR. The Merlin finished in metallic Anthracite with charcoal Recaro seats and upholstery, the XKR has its own matt brushed aluminum internal fittings, along with XKR Merlin kick strips.

Jaguar XK8 / XKR 4.2-S
Production: 2005
Produced: 200
Initial price: £50,000 XK8 Coupé, £56,800 XK8 Convertible, £60,000 XKR Coupé, £66,800 XKR Convertible
The 4.2-S was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2005 and offered in four new limited edition exterior colors – Copper Black Metallic, Frost Blue Metallic, Bay Blue Metallic and Satin Silver Metallic. The electronic top speed limiter was increased to 280 km/h / 174 mph.

Jaguar XK8 / XKR Victory Edition
Production: 2005
Produced: 1,050
Initial price: £50,000 XK8 Coupé, £56,800 XK8 Convertible, £60,000 XKR Coupé
Introduced at the 2005 Los Angeles International Auto Show, the Victory Edition was offered in model year 2006, to celebrate Jaguar’s four championship wins in the North American Trans-Am road racing series and add to a successful lineage of special and limited edition XKs introduced since its launch.

Jaguar XKR Stirling Moss
Production: 2005
Produced: 5
The XKR Stirling Moss Edition was the highest factory horsepower Jaguar since the legendary XJ-220. Came with a 466.9 hp engine, Recaro Seat Package, Jaguar racing paint scheme, Brembo Brakes, special dark window tint, Super-Sport Suspension, Borla Exhaust and 20” Jaguar Detroit BBS Wheels.

Jaguar XKR Stratstone 4.2-S
Production: 2005
Produced: 30
The XKR Stratstone Limited Edition is derived from the outstanding XKR S Model from Jaguar Cars. These unique 30 Jaguars are the last ever to be produced at the spiritual home of Jaguar cars at Browns Lane, Coventry. The supercharged 4.2 V8 400 bhp engine and the six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission covered 0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph in 5 seconds.

 

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