It was code-named X100 and it was to be Jaguar's latest sports cars, featuring both coupe and convertible coachwork.
It was to have an all-new V8 engine and it was to replace the XJS.
It would also ultimately have the most powerful forced-induction engine of any production Jaguar road card and it had a lot riding on its success.
It was the XK8 - a sleek, purposeful grand tourer in the Jaguar tradition.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, 146 colour photographs
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/01/2009
- Category: Motor cars: general interest
- ISBN: 9781847970749