May 9, 2018


Performance car fans can now hail the ultimate taxi rides around one of the world’s most renowned race circuits. The Jaguar Race Taxi experience gives thrill-seekers a full-throttle hot lap in the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and XJR575, around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit

  • Experience the performance of the 575PS V8 supercharged Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and XJR575 on a passenger lap of the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife
  • Professional drivers take customers around the world’s most famous and most demanding race circuit
  • Adrenaline-seekers receive a video of their Jaguar lap, capturing their reactions to cornering forces of up to 1.2g
  • Book the experience on the day or in advance here

Jaguar Race Taxi passengers will be driven around the world’s most demanding circuit by hand-picked professional drivers, encountering cornering forces of up to 1.2g on the most challenging sections. They can also relive the excitement of their experience around the 20.83km, 73-turns
Green Hell, with an HD video recording of their lap.

A ride in the F-TYPE SVR and XJR575 Race Taxi is a thrilling and truly unforgettable experience for any car enthusiast – or anybody who just enjoys going very fast! Our highly experienced professional drivers are veterans of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, making them uniquely qualified to show customers the true potential of these extraordinary supercharged V8 Jaguars.

The F-TYPE SVR has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations as a 200mph all-weather supercar and is the pinnacle of the F-TYPE range. Powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 575PS and 700Nm and benefiting from an enhanced chassis and driveline and active aerodynamics, the all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR delivers supercar performance – in all conditions – and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds (0-60mph in 3.5 seconds).
The Jaguar XJR575 is the fastest and most powerful XJ ever made in the iconic luxury saloon’s 50-year history. Also powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 developing the same maximum power and torque as the F-TYPE SVR, it can reach 100km/h in just 4.4 seconds (0-60 in 4.2 seconds) before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 300km/h (186mph) while delivering the luxury, refinement and comfort for which the XJ is renowned.

Passenger laps in the two supercharged Jaguars are available until November. The price is €199 per lap in both the F-TYPE SVR and XJR575 and can be booked here.

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May 8, 2018

Passengers flying to and from Heathrow Airport will have access to up to 200 Jaguar I-Pace chauffeur cars starting this summer, thanks to a new deal that’ll create the UK’s largest EV chauffeur fleet.

The deal between Jaguar and travel services company We Know Group will initially put 50 cars to work, with the option to add another 150 in the next 12 months.

Heathrow said the electric fleet would support up to 1000 journeys to and from its terminals per day, reducing the airport’s annual output of nitrogen oxide by eight tonnes.

The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric model. It uses a 90kWh lithium-ion battery that’s capable of up to 298 miles of range per charge, according to the latest WLTP cycle. The average chauffeur-driven car in Britain travels 114 miles per day.

Jaguar Land Rover UK boss Jeremy Hicks said the deal with We Know Group, which has long used Jaguars on its fleet, was an example of customers’ confidence in Jagaur’s first all-electric car.

“What we have created in the Jaguar I-Pace is utterly revolutionary; a desirable, luxurious and state-of-the-art electric vehicle that’s practical for genuine everyday use, including the tough life of an airport luxury chauffeur car,” he said.

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May 7, 2018

Today was a public holiday where we are, as it is in Britain.

So our Road Test Editor and former racer, Tristan Hughes, came face to face and up close to the HSE E-Pace modern classic Jaguar model.

It is brand new, and to be sure, not many of this model will be built.

It is smaller than the F-Pace, built in steel and shadows the F-Type in its sporting aspects – so what did Tristan think of it?

Well, I can tell you he drives his family in a similar sized Nissan Qashqai – so the comparison is direct and interesting!

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May 6, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover Classic has opened a brand-new Classic Centre in Essen, Germany – the first facility of its kind outside the UK. It’s directly operated by Jaguar Land Rover Classic, to provide factory-level service in Germany.

The new 4500 sq m Jaguar Land Rover Classic Centre Germany at Essen Kettwig is overseen by Dr Ralf Klasen, head of Jaguar Land Rover Classic Germany. It follows the same format as the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry, UK, which opened in June 2017, offering owners and enthusiasts a wide range of authentic Jaguar and Land Rover classic cars, services, parts and experiences.

Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, Tim Hannig, said: ‘The opening of Classic Works in Coventry last year gave our team the opportunity to deliver world-class vehicle services to a rapidly-increasing number of enthusiasts.

‘As the most mature classic car market in Europe, Germany is the logical first step for the global expansion of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. This new site gives us an excellent platform to cater for the needs of classic Jaguar and Land Rover owners on the continent.’

Classic Works-inspired workshop facilities enable comprehensive vehicle health checks, servicing and repairs – including engine rebuilds. Secure storage for clients’ cars is also offered, including maintenance to ensure that the cars are always ready to drive.

Both the UK and German sites are also now offering pre-owned ‘Works Legends’ classic Jaguars and Land Rovers for sale, ranging from usable daily drivers to concours-standard show cars, or rare vehicles with unique historical significance. All have to pass a 125-point healthcheck and are sold with a manufacturer-backed 12-month warranty.

The company is also introducing a new online service to support the Works Legends cars for sale at

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May 4, 2018
  • Five-star Euro NCAP-rated Jaguar F-PACE gains Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist
  • Touch Pro infotainment with 10-inch touchscreen now fitted as standard to Jaguar’s best-selling car
  • Enhanced cabin quality with optional new slimline sports seats, suedecloth headlining and illuminated treadplates
  • 404kW F-PACE SVR joins the 2019 model year line-up after debut at New York Auto Show
  • High performance SVR completes 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.3 seconds and features bespoke aerodynamic package, uprated brakes, SVR-tuned suspension and slimline sports seats
  • New 2019 model year derivatives available to order shortly

Jaguar has announced a series of improvements to its award-winning F-PACE performance SUV. The best-selling Jaguar delivers interior enhancements, the latest safety technology and additional consumer convenience features.

Joining the suite of driver assistance systems, Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist operates between 0-180km/h and uses the existing Adaptive Cruise Control functionality with Lane Centring to steer the vehicle within its lane as it maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front.

Other features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go that allows the driver to follow a vehicle to a smooth stop and resume from stationary when the driver prompts the system by tapping the accelerator pedal.

The radar-based High-Speed Emergency Braking enables enhanced forward collision detection. The system works between 10-160km/h and is able to detect an imminent collision, alerting the driver and applying the brakes if the driver fails to respond.

Inside the F-PACE, Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment with a 10-inch touchscreen is fitted as standard, while new optional slimline sports seats featuring 14-way adjustment, adjustable bolsters and slimmer seatbacks are available.

The attention to detail continues with the frameless rear view mirror, illuminated metal treadplates with Jaguar script, bright metal pedals, premium carpet mats, suedecloth headlining, chrome seat switches on the 10-way adjustable seats and carbon fibre door finishes.**

For enhanced customer convenience, petrol derivatives of the 2019 model year F-PACE benefit from a larger 82-litre fuel tank (up from 63-litres).

“The F-PACE has been critically acclaimed across the world and our performance SUV has more than 70 international awards to its name. We have updated our best-selling SUV with improved safety technology, additional convenience features and enhanced interior comfort. All of these changes deliver the experience our customers expect from a Jaguar.” Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover

The F-PACE SVR made its debut at the New York International Auto Show and joins the F-PACE line-up for 2019 model year. The SVR features a 404kW, 680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine and is capable of 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 283km/h.

Engineered by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the SVR features bespoke suspension, aerodynamic enhancements and new lightweight 21 and 22-inch alloy wheels to accommodate the uprated brakes. A Variable Valve Active Exhaust system ensures the supercharged V8 engine delivers a soundtrack to match its performance. Inside, the F-PACE SVR gets slimline sports seats featuring the SVR logo while the Sport Shift Selector underlines the SUV’s sports car character.

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May 4, 2018

The E-Pace promises to be the biggest seller in the Jaguar range, as well as the most affordable.  That is no detraction, and having driven the various models at the press launch, we are now very excited to have the top-of-the-range HSE R-Dynamic P300 on extended loan for our next edition!

With its nine-speed gearbox and plenty of poke from the turboed two litre engine, this new SUV Jaguar drips with luxury while looking outstanding on its 20″ alloy wheels

We have some big plans for our testing and pure enjoyment.

There is much to look forward to and report back on in a major edition #193 feature.

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May 4, 2018

Large Premium Car of the Year – Jaguar F-Pace

It might have upset some of the purists, but Jaguar’s decision to enter the large premium car market with the F-Pace has been an unquestionable success. Refined, quiet and surprisingly efficient, the F-Pace is packed with all of Jaguar’s premium car knowhow and is one of the most popular cars at

 Dan Powell Managing Editor of said: “The F-Pace has everything you’d expect from a Jaguar, with a luxurious cabin, rewarding drive and fantastic range of engines. Practical, fun and efficient, the F-Pace has enjoyed unrivalled popularity with the readers of over the past 12 months and is a worthy winner of the Large Premium Car of the Year award.”

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May 3, 2018

Legendary Jaguar sports car racers Andy Wallace and Davy Jones joined the Special Vehicle Operations development team at Goodwood Motor Circuit last month, declaring the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 “absolutely staggering” and “a winner” after testing it on the fast and demanding UK track.

British driver Andy Wallace won the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race in 1988 driving the Jaguar XJR-9 and was part of Jaguar’s victorious 1988 and 1991 World Sports Car Championship teams. The Goodwood test was the first time he’d driven the all-wheel-drive track-focused Project 8, which features a 600PS supercharged 5.0-litre V8 powertrain.

“Most road-legal cars on track are a massive disappointment, but Project 8 is really something. It’s absolutely staggering how it has been made to feel like a proper racing car. It keeps wanting you to push harder. It’s not bothered by Goodwood’s undulations, it just hunkers down and feels totally at ease, so you’re happy to get on the throttle earlier. It inspires confidence straight away.” – Andy Wallace

Project 8 features an all-new Carbon Ceramic Brakes (CCB) system, incorporating the latest technology to deliver consistent pedal feel, fade resistance and longevity under the most demanding conditions. It also uses motorsport-grade Synthetic Racing Fluid (SRF).

“The brake pedal feel is fantastic. It is absolutely linear and you can feel what it’s doing. The steering too is brilliant. It feels like a car that’s developed after days and days, and hours and hours, of testing. You don’t just ‘luck’ something as good as this. Anybody can build a fast car. But to build a fast car that feels this good – that’s quite an achievement.” – Andy Wallace

American Davy Jones was also a member of both the 1988 and 1991 championship winning Jaguar teams. He won the Daytona 24 Hours in 1990 in an XJR-12 (with Andy Wallace), and finished second at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1991. He later went on to win Le Mans in 1996.

“I’m used to powerful racing cars. But this feels really fast. The sheer acceleration didn’t feel all that different from a 700bhp racing prototype – and that really surprised me. It’s certainly Jaguar’s best track car I’ve driven since the sports prototype Jaguars of the 1980s and 1990s.” – Davy Jones

With world-class motorsport technology throughout, Project 8 has carbon fibre panels, adjustable aerodynamics, a unique suspension setup with adjustable ride height and camber, and is the first road car with F1-style ceramic wheel bearings. It’s also the first Jaguar with a dedicated Track Mode, which activates electronic calibration settings tailored to circuit use.

“There is no body roll, loads of grip, the braking is incredible. When you turn into a corner, it points in, when you step on the accelerator it wants to launch out of the corner. It doesn’t do anything to spook you. It’s such an accessible car to drive. The [8-speed automatic] gear shifts are so precise and so quick too.” – Davy Jones

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May 1, 2018

Bob Blake is a man not be known to most of us – but his work is.

The extremely tall man who was self-taught was a genius panel man and worked for Briggs Cunningham plus Jaguar from the 1950s was the quietest and nicest man who made a massive impact.

His whole story will be explained in our coming edition, and I promise you will not guess just how very brilliant and significant he was.

Think the Cunningham racers, E1A, E2A, E-Type FHC, XJ13 … and on it goes.

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April 28, 2018

Scott Shearman is an Australian racing car enthusiast and S.S. Jaguar 100 owner who flies under the radar.  No more however if you are a Jaguar devotee.

We were informed (name no mentioned, but you know who you are JR!) perhaps six months ago that an Aussie Jaguar owner was in the process of acquiring the former home of Jaguar’s founder Sir William Lyons.  Located just out of the village of Wappenbury near Leamington Spa, Wappenbury Hall was purchased by the Lyons family in 1937 and remained in their ownership until the passing of Lady Lyons in 1985.

Now the news can be made public, and we believe Scott is very sympathetic to making the famous grand home and working farm more accessible to Jaguar devotees.

More details as they can be revealed, but next to Jaguar Land Rover buying the property, the news could not be better.

The story will be in our next edition – yes, you should subscribe to Jaguar Magazine!

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