Jaguar XJR vs XJ8
The leaping Jaguar badge found on all Jaguar cars evokes a sense of power and elegance. This is very evident in the XJ series, which is a luxury saloon that serves as the company’s flagship model. It comes in a variety of trim models like the XJR and XJ8. The main difference between the XJR and XJ8 trim models is their placement on the level. The XJR is top of the trim line and costs a lot more than the XJ8 model and the other models below it. Of course, like a higher trim level, the XJR has a number of things that aren’t available on the XJ8.
The biggest difference between the XJR and the XJ8, other than price, of course, is the XJR’s supercharged engine. Although they basically have the same engine, the one in the XJ8 is only naturally aspirated and does not have a supercharger. A supercharger forces a much larger volume of air into the combustion chamber, allowing more fuel to be burned as well and to burn completely. This allows the engine to produce more power with each stroke and directly translates to more power for the same displacement. Since the XJR produces more power than the XJ8, its cooling system has also been modified to deal with the additional heat generated by the engine. It has a stronger fan and the cooling tubes have been rerouted a bit to maintain optimal routing with the added parts.
When it comes to the individual parts that don’t work on the interior and exterior of the vehicles, the XJR also has the upper hand. Everything that only comes as a premium option on the XJ8 already comes standard on the XJR. Actual features may vary from model to model, but this rule of thumb holds true for the XJR and XJ8. You can also choose from options available on the XJR that aren’t available on the XJ8.
- The Jaguar XJR is a more expensive model than the XJ8.
- The Jaguar XJR has a supercharged V8 engine while the Jaguar XJ8 has a naturally aspirated V8 engine.
- The Jaguar XJR has an improved cooling system than the XJ8
- Options on the Jaguar XJ8 come as standard on the Jaguar XJR