Jaguar’s gorgeous XK8 has been a successful modern interpretation of the iconic E Type. Styled to look sleek, elegant and beautiful the XK8 represented one of the pinnacles of British GT's in the late 90ies and early 2000's. Produced between 1996 and 2005 in 90.064 units and equipped with 4.0 and 4.2 engines, it was the perfect coupè for those who wanted to cruise comfortably at high speeds.
Convetry's engineers have always followed the "grace, space and pace" idea, since the early days of the SS 100. Born under the rule of Ford, the XK8 has been Jaguar's first production V8. Such an engine was built completely in aluminium, featuring 4 valves per cylinder and weighing at around 200kg, it was designed to deliver massive amounts of torque right from 1400 to 6500 rpm, behaving like a proper gran turismo powerplant. It was also characterized by a variable phase distribution and a state-of-the-art electronic management system. The rear suspension is unique to the XK8: aside from transfering power from the differential to the rear wheels, the rear axle shafts also act as the upper arms of the suspension thus being part of the actual geometry.
The XK8 is a modern and usable GT which will surely be a classic car of the future. It is the most modern and gorgeous interpretation of the original XKE and it is now one of the best youngtimer bargains available on the market.