Lot 142 - 1999 Jaguar XKR
|Odometer reading||39,892 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,120|
The XK8 is a grand tourer car that was launched in 1996 and was the first generation of a new XK series available in either coupé or convertible body styles and with the new 4.0 litre Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. The 1998 XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the engine. Both the XK8 and XKR are electronically limited to a maximum of 155mph, the top speed of its predecessor, the XJS V12, being 158mph. A navigation system and self-leveling xenon headlamps came as standard with the XKR with Jaguar's adaptive cruise control as an optional feature available on both models. Both come with all leather interior, burr walnut trim and side airbags. Jeremy Clarkson, during a Top Gear test-drive, likened the interior of the original XK8 to sitting inside Blenheim Palace.
This bespoke Jaguar XKR has been re-worked by Racing Green Ltd and has staggering performance. The supercharged engine now produces 450 BHP with uprated stopping power and suspension to match, together with an exhaust system that negates any need for the radio. In addition to this, the interior is bespoke with matching red leather inserts complementing the black cockpit area. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate together with a significant history folder.
Previous lotLot 141 - 1947 Lancia Ardea
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