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Jaguar Hk8 Coupe


Video: Jaguar Hk8 Coupe

Video: Jaguar Hk8 Coupe
Video: Ягуар XK8 за 300 долларов. 2023, April
Jaguar Hk8 Coupe
Jaguar Hk8 Coupe



The materials of the section were prepared by: Mikhail GZOVSKIY, Dmitry POSTNIKOV and Mikhail TEPLOV.


Jaguar XK8 Coupe

Fifty years ago, in 1948, the Jaguar company introduced one of its most famous cars - the KhK120 two-seater coupe, which embodied the advanced design ideas of the post-war period. This model, like the XK-E, which appeared in 1961, became for those years the standard of a comfortable and at the same time high-speed car, suitable not only for normal driving, but also for automobile competitions.

In 1996, after a 20-year hiatus, Jaguar returned to the production of two-seater cars, which in general created glory for this brand. The heir to the old traditions of the Jaguar XK8 Coupe, unlike its predecessors, is simply a very comfortable, but not a sports car: today the gap between an ordinary car and a competition car is enormous. Participation in races now requires a radical alteration of the production model, up to the replacement of power units. At the same time, the XK8 is considered a good competitor to the Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC models and even the Porsche 911 as standard. "Jaguar" is somewhat cheaper, it differs in its original "cat" appearance, as well as in a special, unlike German style of trim in the traditional "Jaguar" spirit - leather and wood (or fakes for them) dominate here.

Focusing, apparently, on overseas buyers, the company offers only the Tsanradfabrik multi-mode automatic transmission, although most of these pseudo-sports cars are also equipped with manual transmissions.

The body of the new Jaguar may be open - with a soft top, but in this case it is 90 kg heavier and somewhat more expensive. Both bodies are 2 + 2.

These models with a coupe in 1998 European configuration.

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