The XK8 was launched in 1996 to replace the XJ-S. Two body styles were produced – a coupé and a convertible. The car was the first in the Jaguar line-up to use Jaguar’s newly developed V8 engine – the AJ-V8. In 2000 the supercharged XKR was added to the range. The XKR featured 370 supercharged horsepower, a subtle rear spoiler, wire mesh front grille, and red exterior emblems. The early XKR’s motor was made in England, the ignition system was from NGK in Japan, the transmission was a Mercedes-Benz 722.6, the lighting system was by Valeo in France, and the supercharger was made by Eaton in the USA. So it was truly a world car. The 2000-2002 XKR’s had the 4.0 engine which featured a plastic timing chain tensioner. The 2000 XKR received positive reviews from magazines including Road & Track, Car & Driver, and Automobile.
Having lived the majority of its privileged life in Ascot, this wonderful example has had only two previous owners from new, 13 years with the last. Finished in a wonderful colour combination of Carmen red with cream leather interior, a testament to the cars overall condition, the service book contains 17 stamps.
With the last bills dating up to 2016, this XKR is provided with a full service history and is ready to be driven away!
Upgrades received include Rear Spoiler, mesh grill, supplied by Royal Ascot Jaguar. Standard Features – Climate Control, Cruise Control, Computer, Alloy Wheels (18in), Alarm, In Car Entertainment (CD Autochanger), Electric Windows (Front), Seats Electric (Driver).