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NEW ORIGINAL PIRELLI TYRES NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE XJ220

March 21, 2017

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Restore your XJ220’s dynamic performance and sure-footed confidence with these new ultra high-performance tyres specially-developed by Jaguar Classic and Pirelli.

Manufactured to our bespoke specification, these Pirelli P ZEROTM Asimmetrico tyres are uniquely J-Rated and are the only XJ220 tyre fitment approved by Jaguar.

TESTED AND TUNED

Our team of experienced engineers has worked closely with Pirelli’s tyre developers to tune this high-performance tyre through extensive track testing at the renowned IDIADA Proving Ground in Spain.

Designed to provide an excellent all-round replacement tyre that closely replicates the XJ220’s original ride and handling characteristics, the J-Rated P ZEROTM Asimmetrico complies with all current tyre regulations and delivers excellent wear characteristics.

The result is a more capable car that epitomises XJ220’s balance and poise, along with high-speed stability that is rarely seen, even on today’s supercars.

SPECIFICATION

  • –  Asymmetric tread pattern with three pattern zones to deliver the best possible balance between road holding, durability and resistance to aquaplaning
  • –  Manufactured using Pirelli’s latest compounds and technologies including internal damping for shock resistance, noise reduction, precise control and increased comfort
  • –  Available in sizes 255/45ZR17 (98Y) FRONT 345/35ZR18 (109Y) REAR (Summer tyres, as per original size, load and speed specification)
  • –  Price per set £4,950 plus VAT

    Available to order now by e-mailing classic@jaguar.com or calling Jaguar Classic on +44 (0)2 476 566 016

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SALE DATE FOR I-PACE REVEALED

March 20, 2017

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Just revealed on senatus.net, we learn the sale time of the I-Pace.

The newly-launched Jaguar I-PACE, derived off its successful F-PACE model, is the British Marque’s first all-electric car, performance SUV, and family car all rolled into one.

Available from the second half of 2018, Jaguar’s first electric vehicle will deliver 700Nm instant torque, 400PS and 0‑100km/h in around 4 seconds. Utilizing next generation technology and future‑facing design, the I-PACE is set to deliver a zero vehicle emissions driving experience.

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ALL OFFICIAL JAGUAR MERCHANDISE HERE – NOW EVERYTHING CAN BE BOUGHT FROM OUR WEBSITE SHOP

March 18, 2017

I am delighted to announce that Jaguar Magazine is now an official retailer of ALL JAGUAR MERCHANDISE.

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We have linked official with the factory to sell every item Jaguar makes available – and that is considerable.

Simply go to the shop section of our website (www.jaguarmagazine.com) and when you get into the shop it is all there in front of you and is able to be purchased very simply.  They will be sent promptly too and are perfect for that special occasion such as birthdays, Easter, Christmas etc., etc when you are looking for that perfectly appropriate gift.

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Of course, you can spoilt yourself too!!!

The prices are appealing too – you can buy more items than ever, and celebrate your love and pride of Jaguar with them.

Items can be forwarded to buyers anywhere in the world and could not be easier.

We are proud to associated with the factory in selling our readers and visitors such special Jaguar items – so go and have a good look now – or any time.

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JAGUAR COMING BACK TO SPORTS CAR RACING WITH F-TYPE

March 17, 2017

Jaguar Is Rumoured to Be Working on an F-Type GT4 Race Car

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The automaker reportedly poached one of the engineers of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar to make it happen too.

Jaguar is conspicuously absent in sports car racing. Its F-Type seems like an ideal candidate for some sort of GT racing series, but Jaguar hasn’t yet made a dedicated competition version of the car. Now, though, Jaguar is rumoured to be dipping its toes back into sports car racing.

Autosport reports that Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) is preparing a handful of GT4-spec F-Types for a private customer who intends to race them later this year. The automaker recruited Paul Humphrys, who designed the 1999 Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR, to head up the F-Type GT4 project.

Humphrys is an interesting hire not just for his success at Le Mans, but because he was most recently working with Red Bull’s Adrian Newey on the Aston Martin Valkyrie. He also played a role in developing the Bentley Continental Gt 3 racer in 2013.

Per Autosport, three F-Type GT4s are being built for James Holder, a co-founder of clothing company Superdry who made his entry into GT4 competition last year. Holder, who is the primary investor in this project, plans on entering his F-Types in the GT4 European Series later this year.

Building an F-Type race car is a big deal, given Jaguar’s history. While the company did provide support to a privateer effort to build a GT-spec XKR a few years ago, the F-Type GT4 will be Jaguar’s first in-house GT car since the Lightweight E-Types.

A GT4 entry is a small start for Jaguar, but considering it made a big hire from Aston Martin to get the project off the ground, you have to imagine the company wants to do more sports car racing. Nearly all the F-Type’s competitors race in various series in Europe and the US, and surely Jaguar wants in on the action.

GT racing will give Jaguar a chance to reclaim the glory of its Le Mans-winning C- and D-Types of the 1950s.

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SNEAK PICS OF THE F-PACE SVO – auto evolution.com

March 17, 2017
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One the best kept secrets of the SUV segment has to do with the heart of the upcoming Jaguar F-Pace SVR. It seems that, with each new set of spyshots, we are getting closer and closer to finding out the contents of the high-riding Jag’s engine compartment and the most recent pics seem to add fuel to the fire started by the V8 heart rumours.
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The most potent F-Pace you can currently find in a showroom is animated by a 380 hp supercharged V6 and while certain aficionados expect the Brits to push the V6 architecture to around 500 ponies, that seems like a far stretch, since it would require an all-new powertrain development.
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A supercharged V8 seems like a more viable option and we need to look no further than the F-Type R‘s 550 hp blown 5.0-liter V8 to understand what the British engineers could be preparing for the brand’s first super-SUV. Note that, while the F-Pace also comes in SVR form, th 575 hp output of this supercar seems like a bit too much for the F-Pace.

Nevertheless, Jaguar crossover’s competition has already stepped up the power game. Anybody in the market for a 502 hp Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio?

Since we mentioned the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, we should also talk about the potential SVR incarnation of the new Range Rover Velar. We showed you a rendering of the possible Rangie earlier this month, but the Land Rover line-up means a V8-animated Velar could risk cannibalizing the Range Rover Sport.

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After all, the Land Rover models are extremely close in terms of the length, so the V8 power and the optional third row of seats are the only important aspects that prevent the newcomer from winning over a worryingly high number of RRS customers.

Until we get to find out of the SVR badge lands on the Velar, we should get to see the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR making its debut, a move that will take place by the end of the year.

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER'S NEW ENGINEERING AND DESIGN CENTRE REVEALED

March 16, 2017

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This is what Jaguar Land Rover’s new design and engineering centre in Warwickshire will look like.

Work has now begun on the £200m project in Gaydon and the Coventry car maker has revealed the first images of just what the state-of-the-art facility will look like when complete.

The ambitious scheme, which involves the wholescale redevelopment of Jaguar Land Rover’s existing design and enginering centre at Gaydon, is part of the firm’s seemingly unstoppable growth.

The expansion represents the first major construction project at one of the company’s non-manufacturing sites in over a decade.

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Jaguar Land Rover has pledged the new centre will become one of the world’s foremost automotive product, engineering and design sites to reflect its “ambitious plans for continued global growth”.

Chris Elliott, property programmes director for Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The new design and engineering centre is a testament both to Jaguar Land Rover’s British heritage of innovation and its compelling vision for future vehicle technology.

“The new space will centralise our design, product engineering and purchasing functions in an original and modern environment, as well as creating additional capacity for the future.”

Jaguar Land Rover worked with architectural practice Bennetts Associates to design the scheme and has appointed Laing O’Rourke to build it.

In recent years Jaguar Land Rover has invested heavily in its UK vehicle manufacturing facilities at Castle Bromwich, Halewood and Solihull to support the introduction of all-new vehicles such as the Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace, Range Rover Evoque Convertible and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

The car maker also has ongoing plans for expansion at its Whitley HQ and design centre, some of which were recently approved by Coventry City Council. In November last year it said it wants to build the next generation of elextric cars in Coventry.

In addition it is set to open a new Jaguar Land Rover Classic facility in Ryton later this year.

This will complement the firm’s Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre which opened there last year.

As well as growth in the UK Jaguar Land Rover is also expanding overseas.

Over the past five years Jaguar Land Rover has employed more than 20,000 people, taking its workforce to more than 40,000.

The company has also invested more than £11 billion in new product creation and capital expenditure.

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FUEL INJECTION HIDDEN INSIDE AN ORIGINAL SU CARBURETTOR!

March 16, 2017

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Burlen Ltd, the world’s only manufacturer of genuine SU (Skinners Union), AMAL and Zenith carburettors, is gearing up for a show-stopping return to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting this month.

From 18-19 March 2017, the Salisbury-based company will be showcasing its latest products and services at the famous Motor Circuit, including one incredibly exciting addition for the very first time.

Burlen is putting the final touches on a completely game-changing, innovative SUi fuel injection system – which sees a fuel injection device work inside a carburettor – and it will debut a prototype at the Members’ Meeting.

Full details on the revolutionary product are still to be announced, although Burlen staff will be on hand to give show-goers a teaser of one of historic motoring’s most eagerly anticipated products of all time.

It will be fitted to a Jaguar D-Type for the event and is sure to draw a crowd – as Burlen has become accustomed to at Goodwood.

The Goodwood Members’ Meeting celebrates and recreates the BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and Burlen will be getting in the spirit by showcasing some of its iconic products.

It will display the full range of SU carburretors and spares with a special focus on racing to tie in with the Goodwood feel, plus there’ll be some restored carbs to show off the company’s restoration expertise.

Free catalogues to be handed out as usual and technical and restoration staff will available all weekend to help answer queries, talk through the new SUi product and more.

Burlen recently celebrated a record-breaking 2016 in which the company continued to demonstrate remarkable growth. By enjoying a hugely impressive annual turnover of £5.2 million in 2016, it smashed its previous best records and its own start-of-year target.

Mark Burnett, Managing Director of Burlen, said: “We are very much looking forward to heading back to Goodwood and setting up shop for the Members’ Meeting – an event that we’ve enjoyed immensely over the years. The first prototype of our SUi injection project will also be going on display for the first time, and even though it is still a work in progress, we’re more than happy to talk visitors through exactly why this is such a revolutionary product. We always love chatting to enthusiasts at the Members’ Meeting and invite all visitors to come and say hello and sample the very best of Burlen.”

JAGUAR MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK AND ELSEWHERE

March 15, 2017
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In recent weeks Jaguar Magazine has made a major breakthrough in getting our hardcopy publication to readers around the world.
 
We though are now distributed international by the world’s biggest magazine on-line outlet – https://www.magazine.co.uk
 
You will also get it at a discounted price and delivered to your door.
 
Our Facebook, on-line, Twitter and other faithful friends around the world can now become Jaguar Magazine readers.

I-PACE HITS THE ROAD IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME

March 15, 2017

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Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-PACE – onto the streets for the first time. Driving on the streets of London’s famous Olympic Park, the electric performance SUV concept previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed in late 2017 and will be on the road in the second half of 2018.

“The feedback on the I-PACE Concept has been fantastic. With the I-PACE Concept we’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package. It has surprised people and the enthusiasm for our first electric vehicle has been beyond all my expectations.

“Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team. It’s very special to put the car outside and in the real-world. You can see the true value of the I-PACE’s dramatic silhouette and powerful proportions when you see it on the road, against other cars. The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. For me, the future of motoring has arrived.”

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar

The I-PACE will be a long distance sprinter that accelerates to 60 mph in around 4 seconds, with a range of more than 500km (NEDC cycle) from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 per cent charge achieved in just 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.

Compact, lightweight electric motors at the front and rear axles generate a combined output of 400PS and 700Nm of torque, with the all-weather benefits of all-wheel drive. The I-PACE will also deliver the agility, ride comfort and refinement that will set it apart from all other electric vehicles: it will be a true Jaguar and a true drivers’ car.

63 YEARS AGO TODAY – HWM JAGUAR WON THE AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

March 14, 2017
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Thanks to our good friend Michael Crawley who was at Southport on the Gold Coast for the occasion, I was reminded that 63 years ago today Lex Davison won the first of his four Australian Grand Prix.
 
He was driving his own HWM which he had purchased from friend Tony Gaze who drove it in the first international F1 Grand Prix an Australian contested (1952).
 
Tony purchased it from the HWM factory where in 1951 it was young Stirling Moss’ first works and Grand Prix car.
 
Davison bought it without the blown up Alta engine it had used, and fitted the engine from his own wrecked XK120.
 
It was fitted with extra bits though, including a very expensive works 1953 Le Mans head.
 
Today it is still fitted with the same engine and head, and has been owned by the Hough family since 1962.
 
They are currently restoring the car to perfect condition – but original.
 
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