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The JAGUAR #03

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  • Mans
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  • Sportbrake
  • Awards
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  • Gorillaz
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.



XF SPORTBRAKE IT‘S HARD TO RECONCILE THAT TYPICALLY JAGUAR COUPÉ-LIKE SLEEK PROFILE WITH THE 565 LITRE CAPACITY OF THE LOADSPACE Both sports require a lot of kit, so what better way to test the load bay of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake. We brought you the first images of the new car last issue, but when you actually see it in person it’s hard to reconcile that typically Jaguar coupé-like sleek profile with the generous 565 litre (or 1,700 litres with the seats down) capacity of the loadspace. Jaguar’s design team under Ian Callum has retained the award-winning exterior of the XF saloon from the assertive upright nose to the trailing edge of the front doors. From the rear doors back, the new XF Sportbrake keeps the saloon’s hallmark haunches and its ‘spear of light’ wraparound rear lamps. Clever design like the subtle, integrated roof-rails and spoiler let the new roofline taper elegantly to the rear. Paraglider Phil Barron (left) is an expert ‘cloud surfer’ and the expansive space afforded by the new XF Sportbrake (above) is more than enough to accommodate his extensive kit MAGNIFICENT DRIVE The car’s low drag figure of just 0.29 seems particularly relevant as we drive into the breeze from Belfast along the magnificent A2 coast road, part of the Causeway Coastal Route. The area’s roads are varied, but always good: you’ve a combination of fast, open stretches over the tops of the Glens of Antrim, and tighter sections with hairpins and hair-raising gradients which lead down to the shore. A sweeping part of THE JAGUAR 61




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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