2008 Jaguar XKR

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Engine Engine 4.2LV-8
MPG MPG 15 City / 23 Hwy
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2008 XKR Overview

The Jaguar XK is a thoroughly modern car, having completely redesigned and re-engineered for 2007, and it competes well with the latest versions of the Mercedes-Benz SL, BMW 6 Series, and Cadillac XLR.

The outgoing Jaguar sports car, the XK8, lasted 10 years on the market and, toward the end, had become a patchwork as new technologies such as satellite radio, navigation and airbags had to be adapted to it.Its V8 horsepower number began with a 2 instead of a 3, putting it way behind the competition.There were also new safety and emissions goals to be met.So for 2007, Jaguar replaced the XK8 with a brand-new car from the ground up, the first aluminum-chassis sports car in Jaguar's six decades of production.

Riding on a much longer wheelbase than before, the latest XK offers substantially more interior space.The seats are more comfortable, the gauges are nicer, and everything works better.Benefiting from the lightweight chassis, the 4.2-liter V8 propels the XK from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds, says Jaguar.Its rigid chassis and the latest CATS adaptive suspension provides a smooth ride and demonic cornering, coupled with accurate steering and powerful brakes.Gone is the old J-gate transmissions shifter, replaced by a more conventional design that offers a Sport mode with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

For 2008, the Jaguar has refined the XK with better interior materials, a concealed (rather than retractable) audio antenna, and more equipment bundled into the optional Luxury Packages.Nineteen-inch run-flat tires are available for 2008, and four new colors have been added for convertible tops.A high-technology, limited-production Portfolio Edition was also introduced.

The XK heritage dates back to the fast and sensual XK-120 of 1949.This latest design of the XK is beautiful and evocative of the breakthrough XK-E of the early 1960s, with some Aston Martin and Ford styling cues thrown in.(Jaguar's Scottish chief designer, Ian Callum, designed the Aston Martin DB-7 and DB-9.)

Like its luscious ancestors, this latest XK is a tasty combination of Jaguar style and traditional British luxury-car wood, leather, and quietness.
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2008 XKR Overview

The Jaguar XK is a thoroughly modern car, having completely redesigned and re-engineered for 2007, and it competes well with the latest versions of the Mercedes-Benz SL, BMW 6 Series, and Cadillac XLR.

The outgoing Jaguar sports car, the XK8, lasted 10 years on the market and, toward the end, had become a patchwork as new technologies such as satellite radio, navigation and airbags had to be adapted to it.Its V8 horsepower number began with a 2 instead of a 3, putting it way behind the competition.There were also new safety and emissions goals to be met.So for 2007, Jaguar replaced the XK8 with a brand-new car from the ground up, the first aluminum-chassis sports car in Jaguar's six decades of production.

Riding on a much longer wheelbase than before, the latest XK offers substantially more interior space.The seats are more comfortable, the gauges are nicer, and everything works better.Benefiting from the lightweight chassis, the 4.2-liter V8 propels the XK from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds, says Jaguar.Its rigid chassis and the latest CATS adaptive suspension provides a smooth ride and demonic cornering, coupled with accurate steering and powerful brakes.Gone is the old J-gate transmissions shifter, replaced by a more conventional design that offers a Sport mode with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

For 2008, the Jaguar has refined the XK with better interior materials, a concealed (rather than retractable) audio antenna, and more equipment bundled into the optional Luxury Packages.Nineteen-inch run-flat tires are available for 2008, and four new colors have been added for convertible tops.A high-technology, limited-production Portfolio Edition was also introduced.

The XK heritage dates back to the fast and sensual XK-120 of 1949.This latest design of the XK is beautiful and evocative of the breakthrough XK-E of the early 1960s, with some Aston Martin and Ford styling cues thrown in.(Jaguar's Scottish chief designer, Ian Callum, designed the Aston Martin DB-7 and DB-9.)

Like its luscious ancestors, this latest XK is a tasty combination of Jaguar style and traditional British luxury-car wood, leather, and quietness.Hide Full Review