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Old 05-24-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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Jaguar XK8

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.

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Old 05-24-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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AJL Racing made this Jaguar XK8 race car. It has a 4.0 liter V-8 with 450 hp.









2003 British GT Championship at Donington

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Old 11-26-2005, 08:29 PM   #4
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battery/trunk issue

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.
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Did you take the car to the local Jaguar dealer or repair shop?
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