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?
JAGUAR XJ: 50 YEARS OF AN ICON 50 YEARS OF AN ICON FROM 1968 TO TODAY, THE XJ SALOON SERIES HAS STEERED AN ELEGANT PATH EPITOMISING JAGUAR’S LONG-HELD VALUES OF LUXURY, BEAUTY AND POWER. WE TAKE A LOOK AT ITS KEY MODELS BY WAY OF SOME OF THE GREAT INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS THAT HELPED MAKE EACH RELEASE YEAR SPECIAL WORDS: GUY BIRD 70 THEJAGUAR
Out of the many exceptional vehicle models Jaguar has created over the years, none can boast the longevity and luxury of the XJ saloon. It’s a lineage Jaguar’s current Director of Design Ian Callum knows extremely well, starting with the launch of the original XJ in September 1968, whose perfect lines bowled him over at the tender age of 14. “Of all the Jaguars that I’ve lived through and watched materialise, the XJ6 Series 1 has been my favourite,” he recalls somewhat wistfully. “It was at a significant point in my life where I could see things in a way I had never seen before… proportion, stance and all that good stuff we go on about endlessly now. That car had it, and had it completely.” The XJ was mechanically ahead of its time too, with advanced suspension for significantly improved ride refinement – that became synonymous with Jaguar saloons – and smooth but very powerful engines. So much so, the esteemed CAR magazine crowned it Car of the Year for 1968. In the ensuing 50 years Jaguars’ designers and engineers have focused on a steady evolution of that template, never following fashion, but always looking to enhance and improve on the XJ’s established and justified reputation as one of the finest ways to travel on the planet. THEJAGUAR 71
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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