SOLD to CHAD in Pittsburgh, Pa. this 2005 JAGUAR XJ8 SUPER 8 – RARE MODEL – MSRP approx $94,000. This Awesome Low 61k miles Jaguar is in the process of going through the inpsection process then to the detail shop. Don’t miss this one !
” RARE ” SUPER V-8 – 2 OWNER – CERTIFIED CLEAN CARFAX – NON-SMOKER
2005 JAGUAR SUPER V8 –
From Motor Trend Magazine: MSRP: in the $94,000 plus range
If there’s one word that captures the spirit of new Super V8 model, it’s “elegant.” Elegant in a sense that it’s no stretch to imagine a royal stepping out of this drippingly luxurious sedan to attend a charitable performance at, say, Royal Albert Hall.
And speaking of stretches, that’s precisely what makes this new version of the aluminum-chassis XJ8 so elegant-it rides on a body and a wheelbase that have been stretched by 5 inches. The benefits are twofold. First, it makes this XJ8-the longest Jaguar ever produced-more graceful, more in character with the leaping-cat hood ornament. Second-owing to the body being stretched aft of the B-pillars and a rear roofline raised by a quarter-inch-the back seat is now positively spacious. It’s so roomy, in fact, that with the front seat all the way rearward, there’s enough space in back for somebody 6-ft.-4 to sit there quite comfortably. The same can’t be said of a standard-wheelbase XJ8.
Three long-wheelbase XJ8s arrive this fall: the normally aspirated XJ8L and Vanden Plas models, plus the supercharged Super V8 we drove. The Super V8, which rides on 5-spoke alloy wheels shod with 255/40ZR-19 tires, is the hot-rod of the bunch, powered by the XJR’s supercharged 4.2-liter V-8, an aluminum-block powerplant that produces a substantial 390 bhp at 6100 rpm and 399 lb.-ft. of torque at 3500 rpm. This makes for a ferociously quick sedan (0-60 mph takes just a tick over 5 seconds), thanks in part to the lengthened cars being only 53 lb. heavier than their respective short-wheelbase models.
Further setting the Super V8 apart from other long-wheelbase XJ8s are large Brembo brakes at each corner, a bright mesh grille, adaptive cruise control and an electrically adjustable rear bench seat augmented by picnic trays and an almost-decadent multimedia rear DVD entertainment system that has large screens integrated into the back of each front headrest.
Get the idea this is Jaguar’s flagship? It is. And you’ll pay approximately $90,000 for the pleasure of owning a Super V8, which is more than amply equipped with items such as lamb’s wool rugs, walnut burled veneers (with Peruvian boxwood inlays), electric sun blinds, DVD navigation and a gorgeous leather interior with contrasting seat piping.
Not surprisingly, the Super V8 shines on the road, tight of structure and effectively hiding its added length the harder it’s driven. Acceleration is excellent, almost hydraulic in nature, with the shifts of the ZF 6-speed automatic having a computer-managed smoothness. Power is on tap at seemingly any speed, and the thrust from 60 mph up to triple digits is a rush. For a car measuring 205.3 in., the agility is excellent, kept in check at the high limits by Dynamic Stability Control.
I am a semi retired dealer and the car is at my condo in Daytona Beach Shores. Miles may vary a little as we may drive the car a few times a week. Locals are welcome to come and see, out of state buyers I will gladly send more details if you need before bidding. This JAGUAR is ” NEAR MINT ” Condition, only flaws I see are some curb rash on some wheels.