Car Models

Jaguar XK8 Convertible Specifications:

Make and Model: Jaguar XK8 Convertible
Year: 1997
Engine Type: 4.0 Liter V8
Torque: 290lb-ft@4250rpm
Acceleration 0-60: 6.7 s
Suspension: double wishbone
Wheel Base: 102.0 inches
List Price $65,000
Horsepower: 290.1bhp@6100rpm
Top Speed: 156.0 mph
Brakes: Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
Transmission: 5-Speed Auto
Weight: 3673 lbs


The Jaguar XK8 was produced in 1997, and was available in coup? or convertible body styles. The first-generation Jaguar XK series shares its platform with the Aston Martin DB7. Both cars are derived from the Jaguar XJS, though the platform has been extensively changed. The XK8 heralded a change in direction for the company, resulting in the S-Type and X-Type.