1998 XJR SUPERCHARGED (X308)
In 1997 Jaguar dispensed with its 6-cylinder engine and introduced an all new V8, the AJ-V8. The newly developed 4.0-liter V8 supercharged engine produced more power than the XJS V12 with 276kW (370HP) and performance of 0-100 kmph in 5.6 seconds. Top speed was 249 kmph.
The gearbox used was the 5G-Tronic carried-over from Mercedes-Benz, each car had 4-wheel disc brakes, sports suspension and traction control. The result was a surprisingly fast luxury sedan.
Outside styling changes over the previous model included a silver mesh-grille instead of the body-coloured one, a specific set of light-alloy wheels and a dual exhaust with each pipe on one side of the vehicle in the back. The car was also sleeker than the previous model with a low roof line.
Inside, it was the same British luxury atmosphere garnished with leather, wood and other fine materials. The J-shaped gear-selector was typical for Jaguar only.
This 1998 Jaguar XJR (X308) is finished in beautiful Carnival Red and powered by the impressive supercharged 4.0 L V8.
Standard features include ABS, power windows, cruise control, electric memory seats and steering wheel position, climate control and multiple airbags.
This car also has heated seats, special 18-inch alloys, a multifunction steering wheel and luxurious Connolly leather and walnut trim.
These cars were over $ 175,000 when new. This is an extremely fast and impressive luxury sedan.
ENGINE: 4.0L V8 Supercharged
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: EFI
TRANSMISSION: Automatic 5 Speed
BRAKES: 4-Wheel Ventilated Discs
PAINT: Carnival Red
TRIM: Grey Leather
MILEAGE: 183,605 kms