NEW XF As you walk up to your new Jaguar XF from the rear, your hand rising and reaching for the driver’s door handle, you might recognise in the radius at the end of the bonnet the ghost of the very first sports saloon, Jaguar’s Mk II from the 1960s. For anyone who knows that icon, seeing this familiar curve in a car as modern as the new XF is uncanny. This is an utterly modern design, a car whose physical form, like the performance and technology it packages, looks to the future. But the skill of Jaguar’s director of design Ian Callum and his team is such that they can incorporate these subtle references without compromising the new XF’s modernity. They’re having fun. And they have created a car that, like all good design, looks great now, but will continue to reveal more details like this, the longer you live with it. The outgoing Jaguar XF has already become one of those iconic Jaguars. “So we decided quite consciously to evolve it,” begins Callum. “The first XF transformed the brand and got this new, modern design language across,” says Adam Hatton, tasked by Callum with overseeing the new XF’s exterior. He also worked on the first one. “I think the mark of good car design is that when you’re replacing it, it still looks good on the road and sells well. So this isn’t the time to revolutionise the XF. Rather, we want to build on everything that’s great about it.” Of course, since that first XF appeared in 2007, much has changed. The more compact, sporting XE saloon has just arrived, allowing the bigger XF to mature slightly. And Jaguar’s huge investment in new technology has brought lightweight aluminium construction, the advanced new four-cylinder Ingenium engines made by Jaguar in its new engine plant, and a series of new, driver-focused technologies, from the class-leading new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, that enables much greater levels of connectivity to All Surface Progress Control, which allows drivers to pull away at low speed with confidence in slippery conditions (the new XF is the first in its segment to offer this). You can read the technical advances that the new XF makes in its forms and proportions. The new intelligent Aluminium-Intensive Architecture that underpins it is exactly that: an architecture, not a fixed ‘platform’ over 18 j THE DYNAMIC ISSUE
THE ‘SIXTH LIGHT’ AND THE MORE FORMAL DECK OVER THE BOOT ARE PROBABLY THE MOST STRIKING CHANGES TO THE NEW XF
JAGUAR MAGAZINE celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from seductive design to cutting-edge technology.
The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.
David Gandy and his XK120 charm London’s creative quarter
| How charity In Place Of War channels creativity in conflict zones
| Interior designer Joyce Wang shares the latest trends in luxury
| Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s most successful year in Formula E
| Meet Jaguar’s new design director Julian Thomson
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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