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THE JAGUAR #04

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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?

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CONCEPT ZERO ZERO COMPROMISE The most beautiful car ever – remade On 25 July 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival. Instead of his usual acoustic guitar, he shocked the audience by carrying a Fender Stratocaster for the first time. A global icon had gone electric. It’s for this very reason that the Jaguar Classic team dubbed the E-Type Concept Zero ‘Project Dylan’ during its development. The incredible creation is based on a 1968 Series 1.5 model of the iconic E-Type Roadster and is almost completely original in specification, with one major but fundamental difference: in place of the old XK six-cylinder engine is a 220 kW electric powertrain. The E-Type Concept Zero drives, handles, rides and brakes like an original E-Type. In fact, at around 40kg lighter, the new incarnation is actually quicker, capable of 0-60mph in only 5.5 seconds. The unique combination of the renowned E-Type experience with electric propulsion creates a breathtaking, zero-emission driving sensation. “Our aim with Concept Zero is to give Classic Jaguars a sustainable future in changing environmental and economic conditions,” explains Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. By integrating it into the existing E-Type structure, the new electric powertrain, which uses some technology from the new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, could be used to transform any XK-Engine Jaguar, spanning a range of models from 1948 to 1992. And because of its seamless integration, a conventional internal combustion engine could be reinstalled at any point. The E-Type was once famously described by Enzo Ferrari as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’. With Concept Zero, Jaguar Classic has undoubtedly created the most beautiful electric car ever made. Follow Jaguar on social media for more updates on Concept Zero 40 THE JAGUAR

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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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