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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?

2009 X351 The first XJ

2009 X351 The first XJ to fully reflect Ian Callum’s design vision, the X351’s sloping rear roofline marked it out as more of a four-door coupé than a saloon. Its new face was in line with the recently launched smaller XF, while featuring a full LCD driver display for the first time. Also in 2009, product designer Sir James Dyson brought out his aesthetically beautiful and functionally clever Dyson Air Multiplier, a bladeless fan that improved upon earlier versions by ingenious design that draws in more air to “multiply” the effect and create 55mph of air flow. The equally aero-considered X351 has a faster top speed than any of its older siblings, too... 2002 X350 The 2002 X350 delivered big news in terms of its design, while still staying faithful to the principles of its predecessors. A major update was its advanced lightweight aluminium body, which was why the brand chose to reveal the car in Paris in its unpainted but highly polished state. A year later, just down the road from Jaguar’s Coventry headquarters, world-famous department store Selfridges opened a branch at the revamped Bullring in Birmingham with a similarly overt display of that same metal. Designed by Future Systems architects and clad in 15,000 aluminium discs, it won the RIBA Award for Architecture in 2004. PHOTOGRAPHY: DYSON; GETTY IMAGES/MICHAEL BETTS 76 THE JAGUAR

2017 & 2018 XJR575 & XJ50 It’s perhaps too early to make a call on iconic (non-vehicular) designs from the last 18 months but in the meantime there’s plenty to say about the two latest XJ variants. The most powerful XJ ever created, the 2017 XJR575, offers incredible performance – it has 575PS on tap as the name hints – plus outstanding agility, body control and precision handling on its way up to a 186mph top speed. And then, of course, there is the 2018 XJ50 anniversary edition, the latest incarnation of the British craftsmanship, innovation and design that has come to define entire eras of automotive history. Building on this heritage, the milestone XJ50 carries on this fine tradition with its lightweight aluminium architecture for greater driving dynamism and responsiveness, a refined engine and lightning-fast transmission, and of course, flawlessly crafted interior that sublimely reflects the trademark XJ style, comfort and elegance. On the outside, the XJ50 features Autobiography-style front and rear bumpers, new 20” Venom wheels, a black front grille and unique badging to the rear and side vents. The updated cabin features all the benefits of cutting-edge technology, right where you need it, too. The integrated Touch Pro infotainment system with its highly intuitive 10” touchscreen acts as XJ’s command centre, reacting to familiar smartphone and tablet gestures, while a 12.3” HD TFT virtual display replaces a conventional instrument cluster. Finally, a built-in 4G Wi-Fi in the front and two optional 10” folding rear screens for second-row passengers make sure a ride in the XJ50 is as entertaining and comfortable as it is thrilling. Available in both long and short wheelbases but keeping the distinctive coupé-like four-door design and ‘Double J’ signature headlight graphics, there’s still nothing quite like it. Much has changed since the original XJ back in 1968 – but both the Series 1 and XJ50 are inextricably linked by their respective interpretations of truly timeless Jaguar values. Luxury, beauty and power indeed. “ THE SERIES 1 AND THE XJ50 ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF TRULY TIMELESS JAGUAR VALUES” To learn more about the XJ50 and its unique features, please see jaguar.com THE JAGUAR 77

 

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THE JAGUAR #05

 

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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