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XK8 Lovers - Performance & Specs.
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Performance & Specs.
               
       

Performance Data...


January 2001 :
Car & Driver Magazine has the XKR tied with the Mercedes AMG E55 as best performer of 2000 in the top acceleration category ( sum of the 30 to 50 and 50 to 70 acceleration times ) at 5.1 seconds

In case you wonder how the XK8 and XKR compare to other cars in their class, here is a performance summary.

The data was compiled from various magazines and web sites and should be acurate. If you notice an error, please let us know and provide us with a link so we can verify and update. This list is not complete but just a selection of representative cars; most models are US specs cars.

Car 0-60 (sec) 1/4 mile (sec.@mph) Skidpad (Gs)

Braking  (feet)
60-0                70-0

Dodge Viper 4.2   0.97 138  
Accura NSX 4.8   0.91 122  
Corvette C5 coupe manual 4.9   0.90 120  
Porsche 911 Carrera manual 4.8   0.91 122  
Jaguar XKR coupe 5.2 13.5 @ 105 0.90 125 166
Corvette C5 coupe auto 5.2   0.90 115  
Porsche Boxter S 5.2        
BMW M Coupe 5.4   0.88 125  
Qvale Mangusta 5.5 14.2     197
Ford Mustang GT 5.5   0.86 122  
Porsche 911 Carrera auto 5.7   0.88 123  
BMW Z3 6.3   0.86 121  
Jaguar XK8 Coupe 6.4   0.83 130  
Mercedes SL500 6.4   0.82 126  
Porsche Boxter 6.5   0.91 121  

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2000 Model Year Specifications...


Body & Drivetrain XK8 XKR
Engine Type 90 V8. Aluminum alloy cylinder head/block. Twin DOHC, 32-valve. Continuous variable cam phasing. Supercharged intercooled 90 V8. Aluminum alloy cylinder head/block. Twin DOHC, 32-valve. Fixed cam phasing.
Displacement—litres (cc) 4.0 (3,996) 4.0 (3,996)
Bore x stroke—in. (mm) 3.39 (86) x 3.39 (86) 3.39 (86) x 3.39 (86)
Compression ratio 10.75 : 1 9.0:1
Maximum horsepower BHP @ rev/min 290 @ 6,100 370 @ 6,150
Maximum torque lb ft @ rev/min 290 @ 4,250 387 @ 3,600
Ignition system

Electronic

Fuel system/Fuel grade Electronic fuel injection
Transmission type 5-speed automatic
w/ normal/sport modes
5-speed automatic Mercedes transmissoin
w/ normal/sport modes
Top gear ratio 0.80 : 1 0.83:1
Final drive ratio 3.06 : 1 3.06 : 1
Wheel type and size Lamina-style alloy; 8J x 17" Double-five style alloy; Front: 8J x 18" – unidirectional; Rear: 9J x 18" – unidirectional
Tire size Pirelli P Zero 245/50 ZR 17" Front: Pirelli PZero directionale 245/45 ZR 18 Rear: Pirelli PZero assymetrico 255/45 ZR 18
Braking system Electronically controlled anti-lock braking system (ABS plus) with yaw control. Vacuum-power-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Independent front and rear hydraulic circuits incorporating fluid loss warning sensor. Hand-operated mechanical parking brake. Traction and stability control with engine and braking intervention.
Steering Power-assisted, speed-sensitive, variable ratio rack-and-pinion steering. Energy-absorbing steering column. Electric tilt and telescopic adjustment with memory and auto tilt-away feature with airbag (SRS).
Turns lock to lock

2.8

Front suspension Sport-tuned suspension. Fully independent with twin wishbones. Coil springs with telescopic dampers. Anti-dive geometry providing longitudinal stability under heavy braking. Anti-roll bar. Sport-tuned with Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS). Fully independent with twin wishbones. Coil springs with adaptive telescopic dampers. Anti-dive geometry providing longitudinal stability under heavy braking. Anti-roll bar.
Rear suspension Sport-tuned suspension. Fully independent with lower wishbones and driveshafts acting as upper links. Coil springs Sport-tuned with Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS). Fully independent with lower wishbones and driveshafts acting as upper links. Coil springs with adaptive telescopic dampers. Anti-roll bar.
Construction 2-door coupe / convertible. Monocoque construction. Frameless door glass. Energy-absorbing front and rear crumple zones. Direct glazed front windshield. Wraparound bumpers. Forward-hinged hood.
Convertible :Structural stiffening added to "A" posts, sills, underfloor and bulkheads.
Paint and protection All critical body panels zinc coated. Zinc phosphate pre-treatment. Cathodic electrocoat. Clear over base paint process with automated electrostatic application of primer and clear coats. Two base color and two clear coats. PVC sealant underseal. Box sections and closed members hot-wax injected.
Dimensions XK8 Coupe XK8 Convertible XK8 Coupe XK8 Convertible
Maximum curb weight—lb. (kg) 3,726 (1,690) 3,962 (1,797) 3,785 (1717) 4,021 (1,824)
Overall length—in. (mm) 187.4 (4,760) 187.4 (4,760) 187.4 (4,760) 187.4 (4,760)
Overall width including mirrors—in. (mm) 79.3 (2,015) 79.3 (2,015) 79.3 (2,015) 79.3 (2,015)
Overall width excluding mirrors—in. (mm) 72.0 (1,829) 72.0 (1,829) 72.0 (1,829) 72.0 (1,829)
Overall height—in. (mm) 50.5 (1,283) 51.0 (1,294) 50.3 (1,277) 50.7 (1,288)
Ground clearance—in. (mm) 5.7 (144) 5.5 (139) 5.4 (138) 5.2 (133)
Track width (front/rear)—in. (mm) 59.2 (1,504)
59.0 (1,498)
59.2 (1,504)
59.0 (1,498)
59.2 (1,504)
59.0 (1498)
59.2 (1,504)
59.0 (1498)
Wheelbase—in. (mm) 101.9 (2,588) 101.9 (2,588) 101.9 (2,588) 101.9 (2,588)
Maximum legroom (front)—in. (mm) 43.0 (1,091) 43.0 (1,091) 43.0 (1,091) 43.0 (1,091)
Minimum legroom (rear)—in. (mm) 23.7 (603) 23.1 (586) 23.7 (603) 23.1 (586)
Maximum headroom (front)—in. (mm)* 37.4 (950) 37.0 (941) 37.4 (950) 37.0 (941)
Minimum headroom (rear)—in. (mm) 33.3 (846) 33.2 (842) 33.3 (846) 33.2 (842)
Shoulder width (front)—in. (mm) 55.2 (1,403) 55.2 (1,403) 55.2 (1,403) 55.2 (1,403)
Shoulder width (rear)—in. (mm) 51.5 (1,308) 42.3 (1,074) 51.5 (1,308) 42.3 (1,074)
Trunk capacity—cu ft. (cu m) 11.5 (0.33) 10.8 (0.31) 11.5 (0.33) 10.8 (0.31)
Fuel tank capacity—US gal. (litres) 19.9 (75.3) 19.9 (75.3) 19.9 (75.3) 19.9 (75.3)

 

 

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