The Super V8 was the long-wheelbase variant of the XJR (essentially a supercharged “Vanden Plas”). Super V8s feature the same supercharged engine, Brembo brakes, styling, and wheel options as the XJR
Compared to an XJR, the Super V8 employs a more comfortable ride quality thanks to a slightly softer suspension, as well as the longer wheelbase
When released in 2005, this was the longest Jaguar ever made. A period Road and Track test claimed that even with the front seats moved all the way back, there was enough rear legroom for a 6ft 4″ journalist to sit comfortably
It was also the most expensive vehicle in Jaguar’s lineup, requiring a $15k premium over the XJR. Super V8s came standard with Jaguar’s rear DVD entertainment system (screens in the headrests)
What set these cars apart from the competition was Jaguar’s extensive use of aluminum – a Super V8 is over 500 lbs lighter than the same year BMW 7 Series (750li). Jaguar quotes a weight penalty of only 53 lbs over the short wheelbase XJR
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
While this generation of Jaguar cars was 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 variable valve timing (VVT) added to all supercharged Jaguars. Also, the Brembo brakes are replaced with brakes by Teves
2007 saw virtually no changes
2008 was the mid-cycle facelift, with added exterior bodywork and a slightly updated interior
2009 marked the final year of production for the X350 generation
36k original miles
Platinum over Charcoal
Services are all up to date
Engine has also been recently resealed by Jaguar to prevent oil leaks
Newer tires, rear bushing replaced and 4 wheel alignment done
Self-leveling air suspension
Power-adjustable and heated front and rear seats, a rear-seat entertainment system, and Alpine sound system
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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