|Cars - Jaguar|
|Odometer reading||48,658 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Mercedes-Benz World 25th November 2017 Cars - 25/11/2017 / 2010 Jaguar XKR Convertible (5.0 litre) / Lot 255
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 503 supercharged 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 fame. The standard XK model has a limited top speed of 158mph whilst the XKR had a limited top speed of 174mph. This 5.0 litre, XKR convertible was first registered on 9th July 2010 and has had just two former keepers. The black paintwork of this impressive example is in excellent order and the cream leather interior unmarked; all of this is complimented by piano black wood and brushed aluminium switch gear resulting in a delightful cockpit ambiance and offering a truly memorable driving experience. With an engine that has ample power available and a gearbox offering seamless automatic changes, or the option of paddle shift, as well as an impressive braking system, it is effortless to drive. Just crank up the Bowers & Wilkins stereo and enjoy the ride. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 16 February, 2018 and a full service history, she has just been serviced by a respected marque specialist, Kings Road Garage in Berkhampstead, this XKR Convertible is absolutely ready to jump into and enjoy immediately.