F-PACE “WE’VE TAKEN A JAGUAR TO WHERE A JAGUAR HAS NEVER BEEN” ALEX HALL, DRIVELINE 24 j THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE
The F-PACE isn‘t just about luxury car accoutrements and on road manners - it‘s safe too. This is largely thanks to innovative safety systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Condition Monitoring and Reverse Traffic Detection with Blind Spot Monitor and Driver Condition Monitoring with Lane Keep Assist. It’s got real skills beyond the tarmac, as group leader for Off Road Capability, Jason Walters, explains: “The sweet spot we’ve achieved is saloon dynamics with a credible level of all surface capability. Typical surfaces like snow and ice and muddy fields – that’s where this car excels. Come winter, when those backroad surfaces are covered in ice, you can push on and the F-PACE is still rewarding. You won’t feel it wallowing around. You won’t lose that great Jaguar feeling.” Given Jaguar’s sister brand Land Rover’s experience in extremely challenging terrain, it comes as no surprise that the JLR engineering teams were always going to want the F-PACE to be more capable than a regular crossover. One example of how it does, is a special system called Adaptive Surface Response that assesses terrain and changes its settings accordingly, as Walters continues: “We’ve got a ‘Rain Snow Ice button’ on the central console you can press. If the snow’s two centimetres deep when you start off, the system will stay in ‘rain, snow and ice’ mode. We’re taking a team that’s spent 15 years calibrating Land Rover products for differential control and applying some of that learning to a Jaguar product with a bit of a twist. What you wouldn’t want to do is make a Jaguar that handles exactly like a Land Rover or a Range Rover. So you bias it more to the rear, to make it more sporty.” With a 80% aluminium body to ensure a lighter weight overall and outstanding dynamics, economy and emissions, plus a fantastic engine manufactured in JLR’s state-of-the-art new UK facility, the new F-PACE really does seem to have an awful lot going for it. As driveline specialist Alex Hall concludes: “We’ve taken a Jaguar to where a Jaguar has never been.” All of which suggests you’ll be able to enjoy the F-PACE in a lot more interesting new destinations and on many more adventures than any other Jaguar in history. Blockbuster stuff indeed... Figures are for UK specification cars and all data is correct at time of publishing. THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE j 25
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In the latest issue of The Jaguar magazine, we tour beautiful Portugal in the game-changing New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE, and learn what it took to build this truly desirable electric vehicle by interviewing the key players involved in its creation. The themes of cutting-edge innovation continue as we get a first look at a classic E-type with a difference, and explore the latest trends in creative artificial intelligence and smart home technology. Get an insight into the world of high performance through our interviews of Formula E racing driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and tennis star Johanna Konta, and join us for visceral thrills as we hit the Jaguar Ice Academy’s Arctic tracks along with some unusual passengers.
A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve
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| 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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