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Jaguar XK8 Coupe review

1996 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £48,545 - £69,795
Used prices £3,472 - £6,323
Road tax cost £345 - £415
Insurance group 37 - 46
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 363 - 396 miles
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Pros & cons


Makes you feel like a film star


Running costs need a film star's salary

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The XK8 may have been on our roads since 1996 but you still give it a look as it goes past, don’t you? It’s got James Bond looks, with performance to match. Grand Touring ability makes it a pleasure over long distances. The supercharged R version is seriously rapid and makes a good budget alternative to an Aston Martin or a Ferrari GT. Thankfully in the UK it deals just effectively with traffic jams and the golf club car park.

An all-new car was launched in 2006.