The Jaguar XJ-S was a line of luxury sports cars that replaced the
Jaguar E-Type (XK-E) and was based on the
XJ Series luxury saloon line. It was first released in 1975 as a V-12 2+2 coupe, the XJ-S GT. In 1981, the coupe was given a 5.3-L High-Efficiency engine and called the XJ-S HE. In 1983, a 3.6-L version was added, the XJ-S 3.6 along with targa-top versions, the XJ-SC 3.6/5.3. From 1986 to 1988, H&E converted XJ-S coupes into convertibles until Jaguar finally released a true convertible, the XJ-S Convertible, in 1988. In 1991, the XJ-S HE was renamed as just the XJS HE along with the new 4.0-L XJS 4.0. In 1993 the 5.3-L HE was upgraded to 6.0-L and the convertibles were given rear seats. The last re-design was in 1995. The XJS was finally replaced by the
Jaguar XK8 in 1996.