Jaguar XK8


Jaguar D-Type
05-24-2005, 08:27 PM
The Jaguar XK8 first came out in 1996 as a 1997 model. It had a 4.0 liter V-8 engine.

The 2003 XK8 was revised with around 900 changes/new parts including a 4.2 liter V-8, 6 speed ZF automatic transmission, and a lot of other stuff.

The 2005 XK8 was revised with a different exterior, larger exhaust pipes, and some other stuff.

The next XK8 will drop a lot of weight while having a more rigid chassis thanks to using the new XJ's aluminum chassis. It will have a longer wheelbase. It will need a more blunt front bumper to comply with new European pedestrian safety regulations.

In short, politicians and others think that auto makers should compensate for poor drivers and pedestrians. Europe has a lot of pedestrian deaths in car crashes relative to the U.S.

check these links

link one (http://www.euractiv.com/Article?tcmuri=tcm:29-117530-16&type=LinksDossier)

link two (http://www.safetyresearch.net/Library/SRS037.pdf)

link three (http://www.walk.com.au/pedestriancouncil/Page.asp?PageID=607)

link four (http://waw.wardsauto.com/ar/auto_pedestrian_impact/index.htm)

2005 XK8s shown below

http://www.jaguarusa.com/us/en/vehicles/xk/Models_Pricing/xk_models_and_pricing_4CD63C1C-C6C0-494D-AD83-C61BF1252428_462x669.jpg

http://www.jaguarusa.com/us/en/vehicles/xk/Models_Pricing/xk_models_and_pricing_11344593-1C2F-4CA7-8BC4-55F950487791_462x669.jpg

Jaguar D-Type
05-24-2005, 08:45 PM
http://www.jaguarusa.com/us/en/vehicles/xk/safety/safety_C7741DEE-A994-4B4B-A6EA-68021E8D6E35.jpg

Jaguar D-Type
11-25-2005, 11:40 PM
AJL Racing made this Jaguar XK8 race car. It has a 4.0 liter V-8 with 450 hp.

http://www.theraceforum.com/images/forum/3140-40-1.jpg

http://www.theraceforum.com/images/forum/3140-40-2.jpg

http://www.theraceforum.com/images/forum/3140-40-3.jpg

http://www.ajlracing.co.uk/images/Cars/10.jpg

2003 British GT Championship at Donington

http://gto-racing.nexenservices.com/GT/JaguarXK8/GT_JaguarXK8.jpg

edhardy
11-26-2005, 07:29 PM
I have a 1999 XK8 convertible. It has been sitting idle for 3 months and the battery is TOTALLY dead. How to I get the trunk open to access the battery compartment? Thanks.

Jaguar D-Type
11-26-2005, 08:41 PM
Did you take the car to the local Jaguar dealer or repair shop?

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