The styling of the Unionjag is based on the stunning XK8. This luxury convertible was inspired by Jaguar’s famous old XK-E (E-Type) sports car of the 1960s. The XK8 has curvacious,stunning lines.penned by Geoff Lawson. This classic supercar has the performance to back up its looks.
Some Stats on the Jaguar XK8
3,996 cc 4 liters V 8 front longitudinal engine with 86 mm bore, 86 mm stroke, 10.8 compression ratio, light alloy block, light alloy head, double overhead cam and four valves per cylinder
Power: 216 kW , 290 HP @ 6,100 rpm; 290 ft lb , 393 Nm @ 4,250 rpm
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , wishbone rear suspension independent with coil springs
Jeremy Clarkson, during a Top Gear test-drive, likened the interior of the XK8 to sitting inside Blenheim Palace. Well Union Jag can’t offer a palace but can provide one of the most comfortable rides you will find in a car of this generation.
Best of British
As you'd expect from the 'best of British', virtually every creature comfort you can think of is included. Leather trim, automatic climate control, a trip computer, alloy wheels, power roof and a superb stereo system are all incorporated.
We Wanted to do something a little different on this particular trip to London and after doing a little research we came upon an interesting afternoon's entertainment as recommended by the Athenaeum. The Union Jag is a company that has wrapped a number of XK8 Jaguars in a Union Jack flag for the Ultimate Brit-pride attention-grabbing joy ride around London. It was incredible fun ad after a short visit to Buckingham Palace, off we sped to 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. Thank you to the Athenaeum an the Union Jag for an unforgettable few days . We left with huge smiles on our faces.
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Our driver knew exactly where to go to show off just how much crowd pleasing the car gets. It was quite fun to have people taking photos of the car at every turn. The car itself is brilliant and has a touch of the James Bond about it…or maybe Austin Powers. The car was very comfy, but obviously powerful.The driving experience lots of fun…it was just hard reminding myself the next day that I am in fact, not 007.
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