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The Jaguar #02

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  • Grosjean
  • Racing
  • E
  • Sportbrake
  • Pace
  • Jaguar
  • Racing
  • Drone
  • Formula
  • Audio
  • Drivers
  • Hepburn
  • Steering
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.

ICONS Impossibly elegant

ICONS Impossibly elegant and always endlessly chic, Audrey Hepburn carved out a piece of fashion history to call her own. RICHARD WILLIAMS takes a look at how we all came to love the iconic actress and the style she invented “Pretty, isn’t she?” ...asks Peter O’Toole, and for a split-second we’re not sure whether he’s talking about the primrose E-Type roadster at the kerb outside a mansion in Paris or about Audrey Hepburn, who is turning her large eyes from the car to O’Toole and back again with an expression of distinct scepticism as she tries to reconcile the idea of the English smoothie she has just caught burgling her father’s art collection in the dead of night with this beautiful sports car. “She’ll do more than 150 miles per hour,” he assures her. “Useful for getaways, you see.” “Hmm. The robbery business must be pretty good,” Hepburn says, as she slides into the driver’s seat. She is wearing a magenta satin jacket over a short pale pink negligée with ivory lace trimmings. And gumboots. She looks like a dream. They carry on discussing the Jaguar. “It’s stolen,” he says. “I can’t drive a stolen car,” she responds. “Same principle,” he says, “four gears forward, one reverse.” She’s doing the driving because, a few minutes earlier, she accidentally grazed his arm with a ball from a flintlock pistol she’d snatched from a wall display to protect herself against the unknown intruder. Now she’s been charmed EXCERPTS FROM ‘HOW TO STEAL A MILLION’ ©1966 COURTESY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. WRITTEN BY HARRY KURNITZ. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 52 THE JAGUAR

The combination of the primrose Jaguar E-Type roadster and Hepburn’s wardrobe in How to Steal a Million is equal parts fashion, cinema and automotive history; an image that lives on with Hepburn’s own iconic legacy THE JAGUAR 53





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.

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.

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