2003 and 2004 are unique years for the XK/XKR as they are the only pre-facelift cars to receive the larger 4.2L engine and 6spd ZF automatic. 2002 and earlier models received the less powerful 4.0L engine/5spd, while 2005+ facelift models gave up the clean lines for a ground effects kit – in particular, an oversized rear bumper
The X100 generation XK was Jaguar’s modern-day take on the classic E-type of the ’60s. The aerodynamic shape was perfected in a wind tunnel and designed to generate the least amount of wind noise while providing downforce and brake cooling
The supercharged V8 (AJ33S) features a forged steel crankshaft, forged/fracture split rods, forged aluminum pistons, piston oil cooling jets, and a 2.0L Eaton supercharger (M112 Gen 5) pushing 13 psi of boost. Over 80% of peak torque is available from 1400 RPM (!) providing the effortless surge at throttle tip-in that supercharged Jags are known for
The engine is backed by a ZF 6spd automatic transmission. Stopping power is from Brembo (disc brakes all around) and optional 5 spoke BBS “Detroit” aluminum wheels (shown here) further distinguish the “R” from the normal XK
While this generation of Jaguar cars were designed under Ford ownership, the XJ and XK are not Ford products (a common misconception). The XJ/XK are genuine Jaguar vehicles built in the Coventry, England plant and are powered by Jaguar built engines (AJ-V8) composed of Jaguar parts (minus the supercharger -very few Ford parts exist on these cars). The only Jags built by Ford are the X type and S type
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of the 4.2L engine, replacing the 4.0L
Not only does the new 4.2L have more power and torque, but it lacks the premature timing chain guide issues found on earlier 4.0L engines
Trunk trim piece (above plate) is now body color, rather than chrome
First year of the adaptive cruise control option, as well as HID headlights, DSC, auto wipers, rearview mirror compass, new wheels, and more
Brembo brakes are now standard
Jaguar sold twice as many XKR convertibles as they did XKR coupes, making the Coupe a tough find on the used market
2003 and 2004 are the only years to combine the 4.2L with the early “lean” body style – 2005 facelift saw updated bumpers and added side skirts
2005-2006 are generally grouped together in terms of styling and interior updates. These years received a facelift w/ updated bumpers, grille, and added side skirts
15k original miles
Rare Phoenix Red. 100% original paint
MSRP over $85k new
Meticulously cared for its entire life
Absolutely perfect condition
The paint, carpet and tan leather still look like new
Not a scratch or rock chip on the car
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
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