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1995 Aston-Martin DB7 3.2 Automatic vs. 1998 Jaguar XKR 4.0 X100

As supercharged grand tourers, not only are the Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XKR similar in concept but, due to their joint Ford parentage, they share much below the surface. The pair even arrived around the same time, too. We get an early example of each side-by-side to look at these similarities as well as their many differences.

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Arden modified 1998 Jaguar XK8 Convertible X100

Now firmly into the realm of collector’s cars, we experience an XK8 fitted with a host of upgrades from the respected German tuning company.

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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2 X100

The facelifted XK8s from 2003 onwards were the best of the bunch thanks to Jaguar’s new 4.2- litre V8 – and in non-R format they’re a terrific bargain that still come with plenty of clout.

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Creation of the Jaguar XK8 X100

Ian Cooling reveals his insights into the creation of the XK8 we know today

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1999 Jaguar XK8 R-Performance X100

Packing a punch Jaguar's R Performance Options threw a raft of performance choices open to its customers in the late Nineties and early 2000s. We get to grips with a 4.2-litre XK8, that's just an engine away from being an R

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2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2-S X100 vs 2014 XK Dynamic R 5.0 X150

Two limited-edition models saw out production of the X100 and X150 generations of XK – a 2005 4.2-S and a 2014 Dynamic R. With extended equipment lists and improved driving capabilities, they are the best models of each to buy

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2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0 X100 - the secrets of a former press car revealed

When Sue Hedley bought an Jaguar XKR 4.0 in 2002, little did she realise that the 2000 coupe had previously been a press car, appearing in several magazines including our predecessor. We revisit the metallic blue GT and talk to Sue about her two decades with the car.

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2001 Jaguar XKR-R X100 SVO 6-spd Manual

In 2001, Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations revealed a pair of XKR 4.0 prototypes to show the potential future direction for the company and the car. With 400bhp, a manual gearbox and stiffened suspension, the XKR-R was a very different animal to the production model. Two decades later, we give one of these special cars a rare outing at Lincolnshire’s Blyton Park

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