Jaguar XK
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Make: Jaguar
Model: XK
Jaguar XK

Unfortunately, the XK is electronically limited to a maximum of 155mph, which is lower than the top speed of its predecessor. The XK heralded a change in direction for the company, which later resulted in the S-Type and X-Type. The Jaguar XK series, which includes the XK8 and XKR, is a grand tourer produced by British automaker Jaguar since the 1997 model year. It is the replacement of the XJS, and is available as a coupe and as a convertible. Currently in its second generation, the XK8 was the first 8-cylinder vehicle produced by Jaguar, when the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine was introduced. Both the XK8 and XKR come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels although 19 and 20-inch wheels are available for additional cost. A navigation system and self-leveling xenon headlamps come standard with the XKR and also as options for the XK8. Not to mention, Jaguar's Adaptive Cruise Control is an optional feature available on both models. Both come with an all-leather interior, burl walnut trim and side airbags making this a quite luxurious ride. The 1997 XK8 had either a supercharged 390 hp (287 kW) or naturally aspirated 290 hp (213 kW) engine. The supercharged variant is known as the XKR. The first-generation XK series shares its platform with the Aston Martin DB7 although both cars are derived from the Jaguar XJS. Granted though the platform has been extensively changed. In 2005 the grille design of the XKR was also refreshed. Then Jaguar unveiled an all-new 2006 car, called simply the "XK", at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. It uses the new XJ's aluminum chassis and is offered as either a coupe or convertible. This meant that the engineers could design the convertible without the drawbacks of the car looking like, and actually being, a coupe with the top chopped off. The final product was a nice looking Jaguar that will certainly stand up over the test of time.

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