Jaguar XK180 Concept Replica Will Put a Dent in Your Wallet
This one-off Jaguar XK180 concept has a unique, eye-popping look with a price tag to match.
In 1999, Jaguar released a concept car called the XK180 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the XK line. The vehicle was displayed at the Paris Motor Show, equipped with a supercharged 4.0-liter V8 that put out 450 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The XK180 had a five-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel-drive system with advanced features like racing shock absorbers, speed-sensitive steering, and Computer Active Technology Suspension.
Despite its desirable appearance and performance, the XK180 did not amount to anything more than a concept. Some features, however, like the advanced suspension system were incorporated into Jaguar models further down the line. Although the British automaker never actually built the car, a few companies produced replicas that were pretty close to the actual concept. One such company is a Dutch firm from the Netherlands known as Autobedrijf de Koning BV, which says it built the most accurate representation of the car based on an XKR platform and to the exact specs from the Jaguar used in 1999.
Autobedrijf's first-ever example of the XK180 can now be found on the market on the website Mobile. The listing states that the car is accident-free and paired with an automatic transmission. The exterior paint job is somewhat of a dark emerald green with a brown interior. While many times, the interior of a replica can be disappointing, this recreation's custom cabin is one of its biggest selling points.
The asking price for this one-off sports beauty is 235,000 euros ($272,000). It may seem striking at first, but some may argue that this is not a bad price for a model that brings the XK180 to life.