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.
The Diary SPRING/SUMMER
The Diary SPRING/SUMMER 2017 February 18th February FORMULA E IN BUENOS AIRES: JUST WATCH OUT FOR NOODLE Fictional Japanese comic book figure and founder member of virtual band Gorillaz, Noodle, has a thing for fast, electric cars. Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans have been warned not to let their I-TYPE cars out of their sight in Buenos Aires on February 18th. Season 3 of the FIA Formula E Championship kicked off in October 2016. In last season’s dramatic race, the Argentinian capital more than demonstrated the ability of the Formula E championship to electrify audiences. While a common engine for all the teams has proved to be a guarantor of highly entertaining and closely fought races, the 2.44 km Puerto Madero circuit with its rich mix of corners, chicanes and both high and low speed turns, is equally popular with drivers and the racing fans alike. And it might just prove too tempting for a young, female Japanese guitarist... G RE AT SCOTL AND YARD HOTEL Great Scotland Yard is a classic London landmark. Home of the Metropolitan Police in Victorian times, detectives based here investigated career criminals like Jack the Ripper. Now, following more than £110 million of investment, it will take on a new role as a luxury hotel, built in the style of the Belle Époque. With 236 rooms, the most expensive of which will set you back £10,000 for a single night’s stay, the resort will offer a true London vibe and ensure your visit to the city is steeped deep in Dickensian history. Ever wanted a vacation in the heart of Sherlock Holmes’ old stomping ground? Now you can. 10 THEJAGUAR
23rd March ART BASEL, HONG KONG Founded in 1970 by Basel-based gallery owners, Art Basel is the premier art show for modern and contemporary art, with three venues in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Each regional show presents its own unique format to the world. Since debuting in 2013, Art Basel Hong Kong has rapidly established itself as the central hub of the Asian art market. From 23-25 March, 241 leading international galleries from over 40 countries will be exhibiting at the show, including 29 galleries attending for the very first time. Another debutant at this year’s event is the Kabinett sector, featuring individually–curated gallery projects ranging from oneperson shows, thematic group exhibitions, installations and film programs to collections of art historical material. Visitors to the main show will be able to enjoy a wide range of modern art, including works from the early 20th century and pieces from some of today’s most renowned contemporary artists. As well as the large number of galleries attending from Hong Kong and mainland China, a growing representation of galleries exhibiting in India, South Korea and Taiwan see the Art Basel Hong Kong as the primary source of new works. For more information visit Art Basel on artbasel.com WORTH WAITING FOR The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in sixty years is being delivered to an American customer in March. In total, nine faithful replicas, built exactly to original blueprints, are being manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team. Back in 1957, Jaguar had decided to build a limited edition road car based on the all-conquering D-Type, which had won the Le Mans 24 Hours for three years running between 1955 and 1957. However, nine cars, destined to be exported to the United States, were destroyed in a catastrophic fire, meaning that only 16 examples of the XKSS were ever built. Fast forward to early 2016, and Jaguar will now make up for the loss and build the nine “lost” cars, starting with car number “00”. The price tag for the new line of classics will be £1.1 million, making it an absolute bargain compared to the 16 original XKSS cars – conservatively valued at more than £10 million each. PHOTOGRAPHY: MAURITIUS IMAGES, ART BASEL, PR (2) March THEJAGUAR 11
Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.
In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.
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