Jaguar XK 180

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Jaguar XK 180
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Overview
Manufacturer Jaguar Cars
Production 1999
Model years Concept car only
Designer Keith Helfet
Body and chassis
Class supercar
Body style 2-door roadster
2-door roadster
Layout FR layout
Related Jaguar XK (X100)
Powertrain
Engine 4.2 litre supercharged V8
Transmission 5 speed automatic gearbox
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2461 mm / 96.9 in
Length 173.901 in 4417.1 mm
Width 1821 mm / 71.7 in
Kerb weight 3450Lbs / 1564.9 Kg

The Jaguar XK 180 was a concept car created by the British car manufacturer Jaguar Cars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the XK car and to show the world the skills of Jaguar stylists, craftsmen and engineers. It was presented at Paris Motor Show in 1999.

Specifications[edit]

It had a 4.2 litre supercharged V8 engine with four valves per cylinder, developing 450 bhp and 445 Ft-Lbs (605Nm) of torque. Its transmission was a five-speed automatic gearbox with rear wheel drive. Seating capacity was two. The top speed was 180 mph (290kmh) and the time to accelerate from standstill to 100km/h was 4.5 seconds. It was capable of covering a 1/4 mile (400m) in 13.5 seconds at 106 mph (170kmh).

Handling[edit]

The handling pack used in this car was Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) which was also used on the Jaguar XK-R. These enhancements include revised electronic control unit settings and revised damper settings for taut, dynamic handling as well as uprated springs and anti-roll bars for increased roll stiffness. The pack also includes a retuned variable ratio, speed-sensitive steering system.

The XK180 suspension is based on that of the XKR, with racing-style aluminum shock absorbers incorporated in the coil spring/damper units. The suspension was developed with assistance from ride and handling experts at Jaguars Engineering Centre in Whitley.

Brakes[edit]

Brakes were Brembo,14.001 in | 355.6 mm in the front and 12.001 in | 304.8 mm in the rear.

Wheels and tyres[edit]

The wheels of the car were made by BBS, fitted with Pirelli Pzero tyres, 265/35 ZR2O Pzero Direzionale at the front and 285/30 ZR2O Pzero Asimmetrico at the rear. The rims were nine inches wide x 20 inches in diameter (front) and 10 inches wide x 20 inches in diameter (rear). The first car built in 1998, was fitted with BBS Paris wheels, while the second (LHD, 1999) car had the Detroit BBS wheels.

Replica[edit]

Several companies offers to convert regular Jaguar XJS/XK8/XKR cars to replicas of the XK180.