Lot 183 - 2011 Jaguar XKR Convertible
|Odometer reading||45,500 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £29,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,000|
The XK8 was launched in 1996 to replace the XJ-S. Two body styles were produced, a coupé and a convertible and the car was the first in the Jaguar line-up to use Jaguar's newly developed V8 engine. In 2000, the supercharged XKR was added to the range. This produced a staggering 503 horsepower, a subtle rear spoiler, wire mesh front grille and red exterior emblems were identifying features. The XKR's engine was made in England, the ignition system was from NGK in Japan, the transmission was a Mercedes-Benz 722.6, the lighting system was by Valeo in France and the supercharger was made by Eaton in the USA, it was truly a world car. The redesigned XK was styled by Jaguar's chief designer Ian Callum of Aston Martin . The standard XK model has a limited top speed of 158mph whilst the XKR had a limited top speed of 174mph.
This superb example presented in metallic grey comes with a fantastic specification including Piano Black polished wood inserts, three spoke leather steering wheel and heated front windscreen. It also comes with a full main dealer and specialist service history. The car has grey full leather interior which is in excellent condition. Standard features include a navigation system with DVD mapping, seven inch full colour touchscreen display, automatic climate control with humidity control and dual zone temperature control for driver and front passenger. There is also, cruise control with automatic speed limiter (ASL), front and rear parking aid with touchscreen visual indicator.
This is just a few of the many attributes to this fabulous sports car, a full list of extras and attributes can be found within the cars history file.
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