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2000 Jaguar XK8

The XK8 was launched in 1996 at the Geneva Salon to replace the XJ-S. Jaguar offered the XK8 in two body styles, a Coupe and a Convertible. The XK8 was the first in the Jaguar line-up to be fitted with the newly developed V8 engine - the AJ-V8. A supercharged version, the XKR, was added to the lineup in 1998. Both versions - the naturally aspirated and supercharged versions - were both limited to a maximum top speed of 155.4 mph.

The Jaguar XK8 wore a design by in-house stylist Geoff Lawson and based on a much modified XJS platform. Changes included an independent rear suspension setup from the XJ40. The XK8 came with a 290 horsepower normally-aspirated AJ26 V8 engine. The supercharged version brought the power to 370 horsepower. A number of limited editions were also produced. These included the `XKR Silverstone' that was created to celebrate Jaguar's return to F1 racing. It featured a platinum paint finish (with Black hood for the Convertibles); 20-inch Silver BBS Detroit split-rim wheels shod with Pirelli PZero tyres; an uprated chassis with special Brembo brakes and CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension) suspension system; and a custom interior featuring Red-stitched Black leather and bird's-eye maple wood. There were two phases of production, the first was for the UK only and comprised just 50 Coupes and 50 Convertibles.


The XK8 rode on 17-inch alloy wheels, while the XKR was given 18-inch. 19-inch and 20-inch wheels were also available at an additional cost. Jaguars Adaptive Cruise Control is an optional feature available on both models. Both models came with all-leather interior, burl walnut trim, and side airbags.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2016

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Jaguar Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
3,311
October 2019
2,350
September 2019
2,002
May 2019
2,021
March 2019
3,679
January 2019
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$9,100-$66,220
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$81,810-$359,995
2000 Jaguar XK8 Price Range: $66,220 - $81,810

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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Jaguar
2005Porsche (90,954)
2004Porsche (81,531)
2003Porsche (73,284)
2002Buick (350,602)Porsche (55,050)
2001Jeep (455,417)Ferrari (792)
2000Ford (965,029)Pontiac (573,805)Chevrolet (547,294)
1999Ford (918,040)Honda (733,878)Chevrolet (609,100)
1998Ford (878,405)Honda (751,032)Chevrolet (561,218)
1997Ford (913,440)Honda (722,431)Chevrolet (650,820)18,500
1996Ford (1,036,048)Honda (680,711)Pontiac (541,844)18,500
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)18,085

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