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XK8 Convertible
NFSIIIXK8
UK icon JaguarSmallMain 1998 - 2006
EngineInfoboxIcon2015 4.0L V8 (AJ V8)
BHPInfoboxIcon2015 290 bhp @ 6,100 rpm
TorqueInfoboxIcon2015 290 lb·ft @ 4,250 rpm
AccelerationInfoboxIcon2015 6.7 seconds
TopSpeedInfoboxIcon2015 156 mph (251 km/h)
TransmissionInfoboxIcon2015 5-speed Automatic
DrivetrainInfoboxIcon2015 RWD
MassInfoboxIcon2015 1,615 kg (3,560 lbs)

The Jaguar XK8 is a grand tourer convertible of the Jaguar XK X100 generation. Production was launched in 1999 and ceased in 2006. The name XK8 is a reference to the engine of the car.

The XK8 was the entry level model of the XK series, whilst the XKR was the top-range model. Both the Aston Martin DB7 and the XK8 are based on the Jaguar XJS.

Need for Speed III: Hot PursuitEdit

The PC release of Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit features the Jaguar XK8 as a class C vehicle.

Compared to the Aston Martin DB7 and Mercedes-Benz SL 600, the XK8 has worse acceleration and top speed. The lack of power is compensated by a controllable and precise steering.


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