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JAGUAR XK8 (1996-) CAR HISTORY

Car review on JAGUAR XK8

After years of rumors about a true E-Type replacement called the F-Type, Jaguar finally presented its crucial new sports car, the XK8, at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show.


Officially, this was the replacement for the XJS, but it had so much more appeal that it was really viewed as the spiritual successor to the E-Type. Its svelte lines were created at Jaguar's design head-quarters in Whitley, West Midlands, and it was engineered using the XJS floor pan as its starting-point. The XK8 delivered a distinct blend of style, luxury, craftsmanship and performance in a car that was uniquely British in flavor.


Central to the new design was the all-aluminum AJV-eight engine, the very first V-eight engine ever produced by Jaguar, after an investment of £200 million ($337 million). The 32-valve quad-cam engine delivered power, smoothness and refinement and had such advanced features as variable cam phasing, platinum-tipped spark plugs, split-block cooling and catalysts that began operating only 30 seconds after start-up. The ZF transmission was also new, Jaguar's first five-speed automatic. Other technical advances were electronic variable ratio power-steering, new computer-active double-wishbone front suspension, XJR-derived rear suspension and multiplexed (integrated) electronics.


The result of all this technology was a car which performed superbly. Indeed, it went as fast as the Aston Martin DB7 (a car designed by the same team), and many hailed the far cheaper XK8 as a better car all round. Refined yet explosively fast, smooth yet sporting in character, the XK8 was a brilliant grand tourer and sports car.


Launched just after the coupe at the New York Motor Show was a convertible with an electric top, which raised in just 20 seconds. Unlike some competitors, the soft lop stacked up behind the scats in order not to compromise boot (trunk) space. With the top raised the XK8 felt just as refined as the coupe. The cabin oozed classic-leather ambience and was available in two styles: fashionable art-style "Sport" and full "Classic" treatment with walnut trim and color-coordinated carpets. All models had air-conditioning, electric seats and cruise control, while, audiophiles could specify a Harman Kardon hi-fi.


The XK8 maintained Jaguar's reputation for best-in-class ride and handling. A good example of Jaguar's attention to detail was the fact that each aircraft-spec aluminum front-suspension cross-beam was X-ray inspected prior to installation.


JAGUAR XK8

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

ENGINE TYPE

V-eight-cylinder
CAPACITY

3996 cc

POWER

290 bhp

TRANSMISSION

5-speed auto

TOP SPEED

154 mph (248 km/h)

NUMBER BUILT

Still in production

 

 

 

 

 

 
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