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Jaguar last redesigned its coupe and convertible for 1997; these models are dubbed XK8 to denote the V-8 engine that replaced the old six-cylinder. Supercharged XKR models arrived in 2000.
Few changes take place for 2004. All XK models have Dynamic Stability Control to prevent wheelspin and Emergency Brake Assist to produce the shortest possible braking distance in emergencies. Jaguar claims the XK8 coupe will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
Even though Ford owns the legendary British Jaguar organization, the vehicle bodies, platforms and engines of these models are designed and manufactured strictly by Jaguar in England.