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The DESIGN Issue

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AT JAGUAR IS A TWO-WAY CONVERSATION IAN CALLUM, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN F-TYPE SVR “The original clay had an upright shoulder all the way to the corner, almost vertical. We literally couldn’t manufacture that, it was beyond the laws of physics. The only way to wrap this bold corner was to progressively wind this plane from vertical [at the centre line] over into a 15-degree angle at each corner. It makes the angle more open, the radius bigger, but visually it still looks great, the definition isn’t lost” MARK WHITE, CHIEF ENGINEER, ADVANCED BODY

XF “We’re so used to Googling we expect every system to work the same. With our new infotainment system you can search a shop name, postcode and even have spelling mistakes. To put all of that into a car would require terabytes of data, but with a ‘cloud approach’ you can do it. You need a hybrid system, with the navigation info on the car, and ‘the cloud’ for traffic reports and other stuff. That way, if you lose connectivity you can still get from A to B” PETER VIRK, DIRECTOR OF CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES & APPS XE “The vertical front grille, ‘sheer’ bonnet profile and the headlamps under that menacing brow are all fundamental to the XE’s front-end appeal and could easily have been compromised by safety requirements. But by working through, millimetre by millimetre, analysing the pedestrian wrap-over requirements and running numerous computer simulations, we delivered both the design vision and class-leading 5-Star Euro NCAP performance” WAYNE BURGESS, PRODUCTION DESIGN STUDIO DIRECTOR





THE JAGUAR magazine celebrates the art of performance with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from dynamic driving to seductive design and cutting-edge technology.

Led by an exclusive and insightful interview with unconventional actor and Jaguar campaign star Eva Green, this issue is full of Jaguar spirit. See the Jaguar XE 300 SPORT and XE SV Project 8 unleashed on the volcanic slopes of Sicily, go behind the scenes of setting two world records, look ahead to the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship season debut, learn the secrets of thrill-making from three renowned proponents of the art, and much more.

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