F-PACE SEEING CLEARLY Sports Command allows an elevated driving position matched with sporty F-TYPE-like handling. It‘s a confidence boosting combination for the driver drama. We were able to do that because we’ve got an exceptionally short front-overhang. We worked really hard with the engineering team on this aspect. Park the opposition next to our car and they don’t look so good by comparison. I’m excited.” He’s right, the car really benefits from viewing up close. The way the car’s shoulder curvaceously graduates from slim-and-tucked-in above the window line of the cabin, to wide-and-strong over the rear wheels is fantastic when you look down the side of the F-PACE from back to front. It wasn’t easy to make it production-feasible either, as body-less-doors module leader David Hoadley concedes: “The haunch over the rear wheel arch is a key feature of the F-PACE and was a big challenge but we didn’t want to compromise, so we pushed the limits of what was possible.” Burgess clarifies the scale of the task – and achievement: “We could have got a solution on ‘day one’ which would have had half the shoulder width. But this design started a three-month 20 j THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE
“THE F-PACE HAS ONE OF THE BEST STEERING FEELS IN ITS CLASS.” PETER DAVIS, VEHICLE DYNAMICS iteration process. I’ve been really impressed with the aluminium-stamping facility’s capability.” Bigger than a Porsche Macan but smaller than an Audi Q7, the F-PACE sits in a good place. The benefit of its long rear overhang goes well beyond exterior aesthetics too, boosting rear legroom and boot size. In fact the F-PACE boasts a rival-trouncing 650 litres of luggage space and an excellent 1255mm boot width (1048mm between the wheel arches) to make the car as practical as it is good-looking. Burgess enthuses: “With seats folded flat the capacity is incredible. Even with the seats upright it’s really big in the boot area, which is nice, and an unusual place for Jaguar to be.” In the Portfolio trim, the seats come with cool ‘fluted’ cushioning that references classic Jaguar seats of the 60s and 70s but in a thoroughly modern way. Upfront, the F-PACE’s Sports Command driving position is crucially raised up, giving a much more assertive view of the road and beyond. As technical manager for vehicle dynamics, Peter Davis, declares: “The F-PACE has one of the best steering feels in its class due to the way we tune the system here at Jaguar. You won’t know you’re in a crossover. We’ve also got an F-TYPE inspired front axle, a stiff rear axle and very carefully developed tyres.” There’s a wide range of engines at launch – depending on region – including a turbocharged fourcylinder 180ps 20d Ingenium i4 diesel, 300ps 30d diesel and 340ps and 380ps outputs of the 3.0 petrol V6 with a mix of manual and automatic gearboxes, * rear- and all-wheel drive and emissions as low as 129g/km of CO 2 and economy as high as 57.7mpg (4.9 l/100km). ** Trims follow XE’s lead with Pure, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport and S plus there’s a First Edition in honour of F-PACE’s conceptual forebear featuring 22-inch wheels, a TFT virtual instrument panel and two unique body colours. * availability dependent on market ** engine and transmission dependent THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE j 21
JAGUAR MAGAZINE celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from seductive design to cutting-edge technology.
The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.
David Gandy and his XK120 charm London’s creative quarter
| How charity In Place Of War channels creativity in conflict zones
| Interior designer Joyce Wang shares the latest trends in luxury
| Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s most successful year in Formula E
| Meet Jaguar’s new design director Julian Thomson
Often provocative, always creative: meet graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister
| The British woodcrafters bringing a new dimension to an age-old skill
| Sample Paul Pairet’s Michelin-starred culinary delights in Shanghai
| See how Iris van Herpen is redefining fashion technology
| Time-travel to the futuristic city of Seoul
Discover a different side to Eva Green
| Will your next taxi be a self-driven Jaguar I-PACE?
| What it takes to break a lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife
| The petrolheads racing in Jaguar’s new all-electric race series
| Up close with the latest special edition of the XE and XF: the 300 SPORT
A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve
| The inside line on the creation of the revolutionary I-PACE
| Reinventing a classic: meet the E-type Concept Zero
| Fifty years of the iconic XJ saloon
| Exclusive interview with tennis star Johanna Konta
| Can supercomputers revolutionise art?
The latest issue introduces our new ‘cub’, the E-PACE compact practical sports car, which is already turning heads on the street. As we commit to electrifying every new Jaguar from 2020, we explore how pushing boundaries on track helps develop our sports cars, from writing motorsport history at Le Mans, to taking on the Nürburgring with the extreme XE SV Project 8 and being at the very cutting edge with the FIA Formula E Championship.
In this issue, we introduce a fresh new addition to the Jaguar family with the launch of the E-PACE. F1 racer Romain Grosjean reveals his passion for Jaguar while the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team give an insight into their preparations. Plus, we get to grips with the fast-paced sport of drone racing and spend a unique day with the XF Sportbrake.
In this issue we return to top level motorsport but not in a conventional way, and by doing so accelerate the development of electric powertrains. In tandem, we introduce our Jaguar I-PACE Concept vehicle - a revolutionary new model available to reserve now for delivery in 2018.
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