CONTENTS PERFORMANCEThe first entry in The Oxford Dictionary for the word performance defines it as “an act of presenting a play, concert or other form of entertainment”. In relation to cars it is now regularly used to describe how quickly a vehicle accelerates and even how it handles through corners. So with the new XE just unveiled and about to be unleashed in showrooms from spring 2015 we thought it was perfect timing to make performance the theme of your new-look Jaguar Magazine. And you’ll find much more than great-performing cars inside, from a short history of some of the best villainous roles by Great British film actors – and the serious effort Eddie Izzard puts in to being so funny – to the hard graft behind the latest glamorous catwalk fashion shows. All very different, but all great performances, we hope you’ll agree. Enjoy the issue... 56 42 CONTRIBUTORS Steffen Jahn Steffen takes pictures of beautiful and fast things – like jet planes and rattlesnakes – and for this issue the XE at the Gaydon test facility. His favourite photo performance of all time? The night-time shots of speeding American steam locomotives by O. Winston Link 34 28 Dave Calhoun Time Out’s global film editor is well-qualified to pinpoint why so many British actors play villains in the movies and gives his reasons in our cover story. His 2014 film performance so far is Oscar Isaac’s down-on-hisluck folk singer in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis Anna Rose For J-Magazine, photographer Anna captures Laos-born fashion designer Hien Le as he prepares his latest catwalk show. Her stand-out fashion moment of 2014? The bare-chested, vogueing male models at Hood by Air’s New York show finale PHOTOGRAPHY: STREETER LECKA/GETTY IMAGES, TBA,CHASE OLSON/GOPRO, MIRKO ILIC, PRIVATE (3) 6 j THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE
JAGUAR MAGAZINE THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE EDITORIAL Editor-in-chief Guy Bird Creative director Michael Darling Managing editor Stephen Graham Art director Andreas Meiler Picture editor Martina Hemm Picture production Irmi Fezer Contributing editors Paul-Philipp Hanske, Benedikt Sarreiter Editorial research Marlene Irausek Production director Marie Bressem Production editor Thomas Saible Project manager Suzanne Counsell 46 Words: Guy Bird, Jenny Buchholz, Dave Calhoun, Hanna Engelmeier, Stephen Graham, Paul-Philipp Hanske, Benedikt Sarreiter, Rachael Watts Pictures: Julian Broad, Mirko Ilic, Steffen Jahn, Frantzesco Kangaris, Stephen Lenthall, Anna Rose, Peter Stadden, Alister Thorpe Cover: Adam Fedderly 16 52 Special thanks to Ian Armstrong, Adam Nickson, Josh Sellers, Adam Hatton, Ian Callum, Xuan Goh, Martin Boyle, Nina Crowe, Juliet Fairbairn, Matt Skelton, Jonathan Griffiths, Simon Bickerstaffe, David Hudson, Joshua Moore, Leah Watkins Hall, Liz Bojarczuk, Nicola Rzeznik, Mike Cross, Chey Cummings, Ed Mullaly, Mark White and Dom Grellier PHOTOGRAPHY: STEFFEN JAHN, STEPHEN LENTHALL, FRANTZESCO KANGARIS, APPLE, IPHONE, AND ITUNES ARE TRADEMARKS OF APPLE INC., REGISTERED IN THE U.S. AND OTHER COUNTRIES. APP STORE IS A SERVICE MARK OF APPLE INC. 08 Ignition Discover new stuff to wear, ride, visit, eat, buy, view and invest in, from classic cars to cheese 16 All in one: New XE Learn the secrets behind the most important car in Jaguar’s history in our exclusive feature 28 Camera, action! We profile the man who revolutionised high-speed, low-cost action photos, Mr GoPro 34 Good to be bad In honour of Jaguar’s recent ad campaign we ask why Brits make such good film villains 42 Aluminium A brief history of this most versatile metal and why Jaguar is rather good at using it 46 Heart of the machine A brand-new engine made in a brand-new factory is a big deal. We photograph both 52 Eddie Izzard A revealing chat with the UK’s comedy king and possible future London mayor 56 Gallery A selection of the greatest sporting moments from around the globe so far in 2014... 62 Nicholas Hoult The fresh-faced X-Men actor is the new man in Jaguar’s latest advert. We interview him 64 Behind the catwalk The hard work behind making a beautiful and glamourous fashion show uncovered 70 Cult classic Why controversial late-60s film Performance starring a young Mick Jagger is a must-watch 72 Local news & events An even-faster F-TYPE, smart new tech and rubbing shoulders with royalty and high art 78 Next issue... A glimpse of filming at Bond’s Pinewood Studio stage and a lot of cool Jaguars ADVERTISING Ad sales director Angelo Careddu Ad sales manager Leonardo Careddu Oberon Media 73, Holland Park Road London W14 8HL T +44 77 66 25 6830 www.oberonmedia.com firstname.lastname@example.org Produced for Jaguar by Spark44 Publishing Director Karen Newbold Jaguar Magazine Tel +44 (0) 121 740 1300 Email email@example.com Website www.jaguar.com Legal notice: Reprinting in whole or in part is forbidden except with prior permission of the publisher. Due care is taken to ensure the content of the Jaguar Magazine is fully accurate, but the publisher and printer cannot accept liability for errors and omissions. For more Jaguar-related content please visit our app available for the iPad/iPhone THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE j 7
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.
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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