2001 Jaguar XKR
The XK8 (model X100) was launched in 1996 to replace the XJS. It was designed by then Jaguar design director Geoff Lawson. It was available in two body styles—a three-door hatchback coupé and two-door convertible with both variations featuring 2+2 seating. The car was the first in the Jaguar line-up to use Jaguar's newly developed 32—valve V8 engine–the AJ-V8 which had a displacement of 4.0-litres.
The XKR introduced in 1998 features a supercharged variation of the V8 engine rated at 276 kW (375 PS; 370 hp). The engine was shared with the XJR but features a new intercooler and a two-piece driveshaft. The supercharger was manufactured by Eaton and displaced at 2.0-litre. It generates 11.9 pounds of boost pressure to contribute to the higher power output. Top speed (factory) 154 mph (248 km/h). Visual differences from the XK8 included a rear spoiler, mesh front grille and hood louvres on the bonnet for improved airflow to the engine. I traded a 1987 Rolls Royce Sliver Spur for this car
Paint and exterior
Phoenix Red (This was the Jaguar launch color for the XKR)
Upholstery and Interior
2+2 seating offers almost no rear legroom.
370 HP supercharged 4 litre V8. 4 valves per cylinder. 10.75:1 Premium gasoline, Low volume, high flow cooling, Transmission: Mercedes 5-speed auto/manual, RWD. Torque: Net 375 Nm / 277 ft-lb/45250
Car was purchased off-lease with about 36,000 miles. Of 50 cars, this is the one I've owned longest. Very few repairs (rear shocks, alternator, fuel pumps--it has two).
Wheels and tires
The XKR has standard 18-inch alloy wheels. Easy pattern to clean.