By Chat Noir on
2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
For 30 years, I've always owned a
sports car as my primary transport --
because I just really love to drive.
The XK8 is really my first sports car
(if you can call it that) for
grownups. Actually, it's really a GT
or a GGT (Greatest Grand Tourer) with
the emphasis on the "Gee!" It's kinda
like the girl you marry, after you've
had a lot of flings. Nothing else comes
close to the coupe for poise and
polish. It's design is timeless -- like
its lineal ancester, the XKE. You don't
own this car for the numbers -- you own
it for its style. It's incredibly sleek
and sexy and just whispers elegance.
It's a lady.
Style, style, style. The interior feels
more posh than a Rolls. And all that
burled walnut everywhere. Everyone
thinks its an Aston Martin, but I think
it's more refined.
The six speed automatic is devine, but
couldn't they build one with a clutch?