CONTENTS DYNAMIC Welcome to the latest issue of J-Magazine, which we have to say is a bit of a humdinger. Bringing you headline features on two British actors now firmly within Hollywood’s A-list – a road trip in the new XE with Idris Elba, the man who played Mandela in last year’s epic film, plus a world exclusive interview and photoshoot with the Oscar-nominated Benedict Cumberbatch – involves a fair amount of logistics. But we hope you agree when you turn the pages it’s been well worth it. Then there’s our lead product story on the fantastic new XF, a quick visit to Seoul to discover its hi-tech charms, some art appreciation with the magical Olafur Eliasson and a chat with some of the experts at Jaguar whose individual daily tasks are to collectively ensure tomorrow’s cars will be even greater. Dynamic stuff in other words... 62 54 58 28 CONTRIBUTORS David Ryle has shot for The Sunday Times Magazine and Esquire and took a dynamic approach to capturing the XF for this issue. “Climbing up into the ceiling rafters to shoot, I had to look down through a little hole onto the car. The view, while the studio was blacked out, bar the headlights of the XF, gave me a new perspective on everything” (see p16 and p78) Ellie Pithers is senior fashion news and features editor of The Telegraph, which is a long-winded way of saying she writes features, mostly about fashion as well as concocting trends. The most dynamic thing she’s done lately? “Last year I interviewed Debbie Harry and she told me she liked my boots. I haven’t felt so zestful in years” (see p42) Peter Stadden is a London-based designer formerly of Intersection magazine and now in the interiors sector. But his love for cars and graphic design remains, contributing to this issue with the Gadgets that connected infographic. The most dynamic thing he’s done recently? “Cycling around the alien tropics of Miyako-jima island in Japan.” We think that qualifies (see p54) 6 j THE DYNAMIC ISSUE
46 16 36 08 Ignition Our go-to section for new stuff to wear, ride, eat, buy, view and travel to, from South Africa to Istanbul 16 Interstellar: New XF Gaze at exclusive photos of Jaguar’s elegant new executive saloon as its designers explain all 28 Meet the experts We interview a selection of Jaguar’s unsung heroes – from acoustics to engineering experts – working on making the next generation of Jaguars even greater 36 Travel: Seoul Why South Korea’s high-tech city is the new Asian powerhouse and a dynamic tourist destination 42 3D Fashion Will we really be able to print a new set of clothes from our desktop soon? J-Mag explores the hype 46 Cover story: Road trip! Man of the moment ldris Elba drives the new XE from London to Berlin on a musical mission. We tag along 42 54 Gadgets that connected An infographic take on some of the inventions that have changed our world (plus a few that didn’t) 58 Art: Olafur Eliasson Profiling the man who creates magical spaces that alter the way we look at our environment 62 World exclusive: Benedict Cumberbatch We spend an elevated few hours up The Shard with the Oscar-nominated star to talk career, cars and life 70 Around the globe with Jaguar Find out what’s happening with Jaguar worldwide from South African speed-testing to LA unveils 72 Local pages Focusing on the important Jaguar news in your region from dealer events to the latest products and offers 78 Last page As the making of this issue has been just a bit special we decided to share with you some of our favourite ‘behind the scenes’ photographs. Hope you enjoy... THE DYNAMIC ISSUE j 7
THE JAGUAR magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from seductive design to cutting-edge technology.
Creativity and innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Jaguar, and this latest issue brims with stories of inspiring people from around the world: designers, inventors, free thinkers. And there’s plenty of motoring action too. Savour the sound of silence as the I-PACE explores Finland, relive the glory of the legendary XJ220, discover the fashionable elegance of the 1978 XJ, and much more.
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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