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.
MARKE THE WRIST-WORN,
MARKE THE WRIST-WORN, WATER-RESISTANT ACTIVITY KEY LETS YOU LOCK EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THE MAIN KEY, INSIDE It’s easy to see why the sport is so addictive. Robert skims the sand just two inches from the surface, and can easily hit 60mph with nothing but wind and skill. There are no brakes: he slows by throwing the buggy into a sideways drift, or by raising his kite so it remains taut but directly overhead and no longer pulling him forward. His load-lugging needs are different to Phil’s. Robert says he could get three buggies in the back of the XF Sportbrake once disassembled and with the split/fold rear seats flipped forward. But the particular buggy he’s brought today is a one-piece racer and needs a trailer. This is no problem as our Sportbrake has the electrically-deployable tow-bar option, which folds away when it’s not needed. It will haul two tonnes, and pulling a big trailer on a loose or slippery surface like wet sand is made much less stressful by the All-Surface Progress Control. You simply dial in the speed you’d like to maintain, place your feet on the floor and the car does the rest, tailoring the throttle, transmission and ABS response to help ensure a seamless, slip-free getaway. If only the wind were as predictable. The problem with this free means of propulsion is that it doesn’t always show up, or turns up in force. Robert often comes to Benone at dawn or late at night to catch the right conditions. Phil joins us later when conditions improve, launching off some low sand dunes. “It’s not easy to fly here,” he adds. “The wind is variable and too strong sometimes, but if you can fly here, you can fly anywhere.” Sitting in comfort in the XF Sportbrake’s cabin, we look out over Benone Strand at the blue North Atlantic Ocean, with the Inishowen peninsula of County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland on the left, the impressive Mussenden Temple perched on the cliff edge above Downhill to the right, and the Scottish island of Islay north on the horizon. There are worse ways to pass the time when the wind won’t co-operate than to leave the boot packed, grab a coffee from the shack on the beach and shoot the breeze with the locals. The wind may vary, but the stunning views of Northern Ireland are always here. Visit jaguar.com to build yours and choose your accessories Above left: The XF Sportbrake’s optional Activity Key is perfect when engaging in outdoor sports. Top right: The Sportbrake boasts a full-length panoramic sunroof. Bottom right: 12-time Irish kite buggy champion Robert Finlay 64 THE JAGUAR
OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR THE XF SPORTBRAKE RANGE in l/100km (mpg): Urban 5.6-8.5 (50.4-33.2); Extra urban 3.9- 5.9 (72.4-47.9); Combined 4.5-6.8 (62.8-41.5); CO 2 emissions g/km: 118-155; Official EU Test Figures. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. PHOTOGRAPHY: LKJDÄLKJDF KJLÄKJ ÖÄÖK ; DFÄÖLKJÄLKDJ ÖÄDFÖÄ (2) THE JAGUAR 65
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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The fuel consumption figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle's actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.