Jaguar XKR X100
The lure of a svelte coupe powered by a 4.0-litre supercharged V8 needs no explanation
Cost New £59,300 Price £11,995
JAGUAR XKR (X100)
On sale at: Kim Cairns
Engine: 3996cc, 8-cyl, DOHC
Transmission: RWD, 5-speed auto
Top speed: 155mph
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1996: Jaguar finally replaces the old XJS with the new XK8.
1998: A supercharged version of the AJ-V8 engine is fitted to the subtly altered X100 body, creating the 370bhp XKR.
2001: XKR Silverstone limited edition gets revised suspension and braking all to celebrate Jaguar's return to Formula One.
2003: The AJ-V8 gets several revisions including metal timing gear and a displacement increase to 4.2-litres. The XKR now makes a very healthy 400bhp.
Six-speed ZF automatic 'box replaces the five-speed unit fitted since launch.
2006: Last year of X100 run before alloy X150 arrives in '07.