1999 JAGUAR XK-R SUPERCHARGED
Gearbox: Automatic 5 Speed
History: The sleek-looking Jaguar XK8 first broke cover at the 1996 Geneva Salon as a replacement for the ageing XJS. Designed in-house by Geoff Lawson, the newcomer (in common with the Aston Martin DB7) was based on a much modified XJS platform – the changes to which included the adoption of XJ40-type independent rear suspension. The standard version of the XK8 was powered by a 290bhp normally-aspirated version of the company’s AJ26 V8 engine, and for those requiring more performance Jaguar offered a supercharged version, the mighty XKR. Like the XK8, this 307bhp monster was available in closed or open guise and could hit 60mph in a whisker over five seconds and power quickly to the electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Finished in Metallic Blue, complemented by its Cream leather interior ‘T292 XVO’ has only covered 46,000 miles from new and has had just 3 previous keepers. Offered with original book pack, handbooks and service book, it is MOT’d into September 2018.