XK8 (1996 - 2006)

 

Back on March 5th 1996 Jaguar announced the launch of an all new sports car at the Geneva Motor Show known as the XK8. Further launches followed at the Royal Society of Art in London (March 11), the New York Auto Show (April 4) and then again at Vancouver, British Columbia in September 1996.

 

With the introductory price of £47,950 for the coupe and £56,850 for the convertible the car went on sale to the general public in October 1996 - Jaguar were soon to realise that they had introduced one of the biggest selling Jaguar cars of all time. Designed by Geoff Lawson and his design team the car was equipped with an aluminium V8 engine and the car was immediately considered a commercial success by enthusiasts and press alike.
 

XK8  - Specification 4.0 4.2
Engine displacement 3996cc 4196cc
Maximum Power BHP (KW) 290 @ 6100 rpm 300 @ 6000 rpm
Transmission Type 5 speed electronic automatic 6 speed electronic automatic
Bore & Stroke (mm) 86 x 86 96 x 90.3
Torque (lb/ft) 290 310
RPM 4,250 4,100
Fuelling Electronic Fuel Injection
Average mpg 23 24.9
Top Speed 155 (electronically limited)
0 – 60 mph (secs) 6.5 6.1
Wheels Standard (option) 17" (18") 17" (18" or 19")
Brakes 4 Wheel Discs (all ventilated)
Length (inches)
187
Width (inches) 72
Height (inches) 51
Weight (lbs)
3,560 (3,759 convertible) 
3,715 (3,913 convertible) 
 

 

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