Jaguar

Jaguar recreates six of the "missing" E-Types [Release]

Jaguar announced in May 2014 that it would recreate the prototype of its ‘new’ Lightweight E-type-  six new Lightweights, each built by Jaguar Heritage, part of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Operations division. Each of the six cars will be built to a specification originated from the last Lightweight E-type produced in 1964 and will be hand-crafted at the original home of the E-type, Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England. The cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.

Full Disclosure - Jaguar F-Type Coupe in detail [Release]

The new F-TYPE Coupé is the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever. The model line-up is headlined by the F-TYPE R Coupé, its 550PS/680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine enabling acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.0-seconds, and a top speed of 186mph (limited). The F-TYPE R Coupé features Jaguar’s second-generation Electronic Active Differential which works in parallel with a new Torque Vectoring by braking system to deliver enhanced agility and exploitable handling at the limit.

Jaguar Tops-up the F-Type - F-Type Coupe [Release]

The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé – the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever – will make its global debut on 19 November, the eve of the Los Angeles auto show.

The all-aluminium F-TYPE Coupé range will deliver in production form the uncompromised design vision of the acclaimed C-X16 concept, and will complement the existing 2013 ‘World Car Design of the Year’ award-winning F-TYPE Convertible range.

Jaguar C-X16 at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show [Release]

Jaguar has released details of the C-X16 concept ahead of its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Looking firmly to the future, the C-X16 marks a new chapter for Jaguar. The two-seater concept has inspired new advances in design, in engineering and in vehicle technology to create the most compact and responsive Jaguar in a generation. A hybrid, the C-X16 combines searing performance with beautifully realised styling.

Jaguar XKR-S [2011 Geneva Motor Show]

Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the XKR-S is the most extreme expression yet of Jaguar’s passion for building beautiful, fast cars. For the first time with a series production car, Jaguar gains entry to the exclusive ‘300kph club’ thanks to the effortless performance of the supercharged 5L AJ-V8 engine.

A revised fuelling map means the direct-injection powerplant now produces 550PS and 680Nm of torque. Extensive recalibration has ensured that power delivery and performance are seamless, contributing to a 0-60mph (approximately 0-96km/h) time of 4.2 seconds. The Performance active exhaust encourages and rewards the enthusiastic driver with dramatic, motorsport-inspired aural feedback.

The XKR-S is not merely the quickest Jaguar ever but also the most agile, responsive and driver-focused. The pinnacle of the XK range builds on feedback gathered from the supercharged XKR and has been developed to extend the performance parameters of the car.

1961 Jaguar XK 150 Drop Head Coupe

Launched in 1957 The XK150 had two versions a fixed head coupe and a drop head. This would be the third and last of the XK line of the mid 1900s which saw the XK120, XK140 and finally the XK150. It preceeded the more popularized E-Type Jag. Remarkably Dunlop 308mm disc brakes were first introduced on this Jaguar. The base engines were the 3.4-litre in-line sixes with SU side-draught carburettors producing 180 bhp in standard form with a SE version with 210 bhp. In 1958 Jaguar also introduced the "S" version of the 3.4-litre engine with 250 bhp.

Black Pack for Jaguar

Jaguar’s highly successful XF sports sedan is now available with a dramatic new appearance pack for customers who want their Jaguar to make an even stronger visual impact.

The exclusive new Black Pack brings an added sense of power and purpose to the sought-after XF range, and follows closely in the wheel tracks of a similar option on the XK sports car which has aroused huge interest since its launch earlier in 2010.

Crimson Glory : Jaguar XFR

photo-assay by Nick Dimbley

The simultaneous launch of the XFR and the XKR coupe seems to indicate even more enthusiasm and expense than when Ford was Jaguar's overlord and puts paid to rumours of Jaguar's impending demise after the take over by India's billionaire Ratan Tata.

Jaguar is putting on a show of strength by launching a slew of new models beginning with their latest and most powerful namely the XFR saloon and will finally introduce the new XJ in 2010. While the entire range gets new direct injection engines, the XFR gets the all conquering 510 bhp 5.0-litre AJ-V8 Gen III engine that it shares with the updated XKR coupe and convertible.

Targeting the Teutons : Jaguar XKR

photo-assay by Nick Dimbley

Had Jaguar only made the brilliant 510 bhp V8 for the XFR it would have been too myopic. The good news is this engine finds its way into the revamped XKR coupe and convertible.

This supercharged 5.0-litre V8 tagged the AJ-V8 Gen III's claim to fame is its efficiency, using less fuel to develop 510 bhp than did the old unit producing jus 416 bhp. We liked it in the slightly heavier XFR but in the lighter all aluminum XKR coupe the performance is noticeably peppier. It scorches to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds just 0.1 second faster but in the real world it feels like a world apart.

Speed Cat : Jaguar XKR at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

Jaguar will unveil the latest dramatic evolution of its supercharged XKR coupe at the Geneva Motor Show in March. This XKR delivers a significantly raised maximum speed – up to 174mph from 155mph – and bold styling changes that create an evocative and unique supercharged Jaguar.

The XKR Coupe unveiled at Geneva showcases two new optional performance and styling packs – Speed Pack and Black Pack - that are introduced to the XK range at 2011 Model Year.

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