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.
MACH 2 Concorde’s
MACH 2 Concorde’s elegant nose was designed to droop to enable pilots to see the runway on take-off and landing PHOTOGRAPHY: UNITED ARCHIVES / IMAGO 66 THE JAGUAR
FEELING SUPERSONIC FOR 28 YEARS CONCORDE DEFIED THE CLOCK BY BEING FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND AND LANDING AT ITS DESTINATION BEFORE IT TOOK OFF. US START-UP BOOM TECHNOLOGY BELIEVES THE WORLD IS READY FOR A RETURN TO TIME TRAVEL WORDS: Paul Entwistle One of the most beautiful and without a doubt powerful civilian aircraft ever built first took to the air on March 2nd 1969. Jointly developed by Great Britain and France, Concorde was both a master of technology and design. It revolutionised passenger air travel overnight, halving the journey time between Europe and North America. Capable of maintaining supersonic flight, i.e. cruising at 1,350 miles per hour, (over twice the speed of sound) at near stratospheric altitudes, Concorde entered service in January 1976. Flying Concorde had its costs – a criticism that its supporters vehemently deny, arguing that in the final months of operating Concorde, British Airways was actually making a profit from their fleet of supersonic airliners. And yet, in the cost-conscious early years of the 21st century, an aircraft which consumed a ton of fuel for each of its 128 passengers crossing the Atlantic was neither ecologically friendly nor was it truly economically viable. For the last decade and a half passengers have had to do without supersonic air travel. In an age when airliners are like buses and look remarkably similar regardless of where they are built, the unique mix of muscle and visual grace that was Concorde is missing from our skies. Not for much longer. Ever since Concorde spooled its engines down for the last time in 2003, passengers have been relegated to the commuter–like monotony of subsonic THE JAGUAR 67
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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