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The XK8 (an all new model for 1997), replaces the XJS as Jaguar's sports car offering. Offered as a coupe or as a convertible, the XK8 features an all-new 4.0-liter V8 engine, the first ever for Jaguar. This V-8 is an all aluminum design with 4-valves per cylinder that produces 290hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is an all-new 5-speed automatic with electronic control and two shift modes.

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The XK8 (an all new model for 1997), replaces the XJS as Jaguar's sports car offering. Offered as a coupe or as a convertible, the XK8 features an all-new 4.0-liter V8 engine, the first ever for Jaguar. This V-8 is an all aluminum design with 4-valves per cylinder that produces 290hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is an all-new 5-speed automatic with electronic control and two shift modes.