When the first Jaguar XK8 (project X100) was introduced back in 1996, it brought about brand new standards to the luxury
sports car market.
Available as either a coupe or convertible it far exceeded its sales expectations and rapidly became the
fastest selling sports car in Jaguars history and in doing so won numerous awards around the world.
In 1998, an even more dramatic XK model was unveiled – the supercharged XKR. With more impressive
performance and further improved luxury, the XKR added a new dimension to the XK story.
From 2001 onwards Jaguar continued to unveil a number of Limited / Special Editions XKs to their
range and by 2006 (when this shape model finally ceased production with the 4.2-S model) they had sold more than 91,406 cars worldwide.
In 2006 a brand new “Next Generation” of XK and XK-Rs (project X150) were launched by Jaguar. This time
they completely changed the shape of the model (now in aluminium form) and brought together a new looking performance car that
would compete against the likes of its sports car counterparts. The production of the XK
sadly ended in July 2014 with the last model finally running off the production line (read more below).