top of page

Covering Sports cars & Supercars

The Design of Speed

1999 Jaguar XKR

📸: No8

Jaguar launched the XK8 as a replacement to the venerable XJ-S, but more than that, the new XK was a clear throwback to the good old days of the truly wonderful E-Type coupe and roadster. But just to show everyone they were still serious about performance, Jaguar bolted an Eaton supercharger on top of the 4 liter DOHC V8 in the XK8 to produce the wicked XKR, bumping the output from 290 to 375 horsepower.

📸: No8

The XK series was designed by Jaguar's Design Director Geoff Lawson, who unfortunately passed away in 1999. He penned a lovely car indeed.

  • Black Instagram Icon
Follow on Instagram:
bottom of page