Jaguar First Introduced This Model In May 1998, With The Revised And Larger 4.2 Engine Offered In The Summer Of 2002. With The Model Introduction, It Evoked All Thoughts And Impressions From A Classical Era Of Automotive Design To Include The Great Jaguar E Type, With This New Jaguar Offering Clients A High Level Of Refinement With The Power That Would Make Other Manufacturers Take Note Of Jaguar's Past And Successful Racing History. The Jaguar XKR Stands For Everything That Is Good On British Automotive Tradition, With These Models Now Becoming Highly Desirable To The New Breed Of Enthusiastic Owners/Collectors. With This We Firmly Believe That This Example, That Has Just Landed Onto Our Current Vehicle Inventory Will Be Of Interest To The Purist Of Collectors On A Global Scale, As The Past Historical Jaguar Service History Trace Is Lovely, The Total Exterior And Interior Presentation Is Exceptional And Of Course With The Car Being Offered In A Rare Desirable And Attractive Colour Configuration, So With This The Opportunities Are Now Becoming Remarkably Rare And Difficult To Now Replicate, With Many Of The Small Numbered Perfect Cars Left To Acquire In The Later Part Of 2017 Having Already Been Snapped Up. Fitted With The Four Point Two V8 Super Charged Engine, Which Generated A More Than Healthy 400 Brake Horse Power, Which Would Comfortably Accelerate Both Driver And Passengers From 0-62 MPH In Just 5.3 Seconds, Would Further Glide To An Electrically Limited Top Speed Of 155 MPH, With All This Power Available With Or Without The Electric Convertible Black Canvas Roof In Place.
The 4.2-S special edition models unveiled at the 2005 Geneva International (1 March) marked another advance for the Jaguar XK.
Available as either coupe or convertible, with a choice of two V8 engines – one of them supercharged, the 4.2-S was offered in four new limited-edition exterior colours – Copper Black Metallic, Frost Blue Metallic, Bay Blue Metallic and Satin Silver Metallic – in addition to the wide palette already in existence. With three interior colours and two distinct veneer options for the instrument panel, XK8 models offered a new luxurious Elmwood veneer as standard for the interior trim, while XKR cabins were lined with a sporty Carbon Fibre veneer set, with Elm veneer as a no-cost option. A new interior carpet colour, Dove, was also offered for the first time on a Jaguar. In recognition of Jaguar's racing heritage, special badging and accents adorned the new models, including the 4.2-S. Polished door treadplates feature chequered flag emblems and leather-edged embossed floor mats line the footwells. The revised white Jaguar Growler badge on the bonnet also featured new chequered flag accents on the sides of the emblem. New darkened rear light clusters further enhance the sporting credentials of the Jaguar XK range.