The Jaguar XK8 was launched to great acclaim in 1996 as the successor to the XJS, and the model range has been built on ever since. With styling cues taken from the E-type and the XJ220 supercar, and powered by a new 4.0-litre V8 engine, the XK8 found instant success on both sides of the Atlantic.t
Nigel Thorley is a well-regarded motoring historian with a particular interest in the Jaguar marque. Having owned sixty-one examples of the brand since the age of 17, including 16 MkIIs, his knowledge and expertise of these cars is recognised. Nigel has written twenty books on the marque, has contributed to TV and radio programmes, regularly provides talks and seminars on the models, and is a prominent founder member of the Jaguar Enthusiast's Club. He also edits their prestigious monthly magazine, Jaguar Enthusiast.