Minichamps MIN400130230 Zao's 2003 Jaguar XKR (1:43 Scale)
"If you're Tanaka, then how do you feel about me?"
- James Bond
"Why, I, love you Mr. Bond."
- Japanese Security Chief, "Tiger" Tanaka, from the 1967 feature film "You Only Live Twice"
The Jaguar XK series (XK8 and XKR) is a grand tourer produced by British car maker Jaguar since the 1997 model year. It is the replacement of the XJS, and is available as a coupĂ© and convertible. Currently in its second generation, the XK8 was the first 8 cylinder vehicle produced by Jaguar, when the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine was introduced.
Both the XK8 and XKR are electronically limited to a maximum of 155mph (250km/h), lower than the top speed of its predecessor. The XK8 heralded a change in direction for the company, resulting in the S-Type and X-Type.
Both the XK8 and XKR come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, and 19 and 20-inch wheels are available for additional cost. A navigation system and self-leveling xenon headlamps come standard with the XKR and as options for the XK8. Jaguar's Adaptive Cruise Control is an optional feature available on both models. Both come with all-leather interior, burl walnut trim, and side airbags. In 2005 the grille design of the XKR was refreshed.
Pictured here is a 2003 Jaguar XKR driven by Rick Yune ("Zao") as seen in the feature film, "Die Another Day." Car features door panel rockets, grill guns, and trunk-mounted mortar. One piece left in stock!
Length: 4 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches
Historical Account: "Bond. James Bond." - James Bond's newest mission begins with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase through a minefield in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea - and the action doesn't let up until the credits roll. From Hong Kong to Cuba to London, James Bond circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. On his way he crosses paths with Jinx and Miranda Frost, who will play vital roles in his latest adventure. Hot on the trail of deadly megalomaniac Gustav Graves and his ruthless right-hand man Zao, James Bond travels to Iceland into the villain's lair: a place built entirely of ice. There he experiences firsthand the power of a new hi-tech weapon. Ultimately it all leads to an explosive confrontation - and an unforgettable conclusion - back in Korea where it all started.