200TH COMMEMORATIVE EDITION – AT LAST!

If you wondered why I have been quiet on the internet lately – it is simply because the huge workload it took to get the 200th edition of the Jaguar Magazine compiled, designed and off to the printer.

That happened today, so yes, it is away and also being uploaded onto the internet at Magzter – and here is a little sneak look at the major features.

They include ten pages as above highlighting the events, the people, the cars and the history we have privy to in the past 35 years.

Then there is the discovery of the museum-like best XJR-S in the world. It is one of the last V12 XJ-Ss built, has a six litre V12 engine and travelled less than 8000 kilometres.

We drive the newest updated XE saloon (a favourite of ours) and compare it to the previous model and the fire-breathing XE Project 8. The improvements and restyling cues are impressive.

There have been more than 23 S.S. Jaguar 100s in Australia since the late 1930s, and many of their sporting lives and pieces of history have either been forgotten or not recorded. We find the cars and bring them back to the now in images and words.

Bernard Rubin was one of the heroic Bentley Boys, and won Le Mans with Wolf Barnarto in 1928 – but did you know he was Australia and died just seven years later. How about the first Jaguar to ever cross the line at Le Mans after 24 hours of racing? That happened in 1950 and a works prepared XK120 owned and driven by Nick Haines came home 12th. He too was Australian and died young. Did you realise WO Bentley’s parents were from Adelaide? I am pretty sure you didn’t.

We pay our respects to them all and give them the credit they rightly deserve.

We uncovered the factory-owned two tone 1952 XK120 FHC loaned to Stirling Moss which is now for sale, so dig into its history.

Australian Scott Shearman owns Sir William Lyons luxurious former home, Wappenbury Hall. Scott invited us in and revealed his plans to make the place available for Jaguar lovers to enjoy also.

Our XK150 restoration reaches a climax with the body on the chassis, and now the engine and gearbox installed.

Every heard of an SS120? We have the first of what is planned to be many.

… and much much more is in edition #200 which will be up on Magzter any time now (Thursday Nov 28), and the printed magazine is out and in the mail within a week.

We will sell you a single #200 if you contact us at info@jaguarmagazine.com

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COLLECTOR’S FINAL X351 TRADITIONAL XJ SALOONS

Here we are, a decade after the Jaguar XJ X351 debuted, and there is still no other large luxury sedan quite like it. Sure, it’s smaller inside and less automated than some competitors, yet when an XJ saunters by on the street, we covet this Jag just as longingly as we did during the depths of the 2009 recession. Very few modern cars look this fresh after three presidential elections.

But as you’ve no doubt heard, in the most radical switch since the XJ went all-aluminum in 2004, Jaguar will launch an all-electric XJ next year. So the current model is bowing out, gracefully, with the final 300 units coming exclusively to the U.S. as the XJ Collection. All of them will be XJL Supercharged models—the long-wheelbase cars heavily loaded with options and a 470-hp 5.0-litre V8.

There are badges on the boot, doorsills, and dash, 20-inch wheels from the short-wheelbase XJ, a choice of three exterior colors (white, black, or British Racing Green), and three interior colors (black, gray and dark gray, or tan and black). Only one wood, a gloss oak, adorns the interior, with a laser-etched inlay on the doors. There are no option packages aside from a heated windshield.

As a thank-you to Jaguar loyalists, the XJ Collection will be priced less than an XJL Supercharged – and it’s spec’d exactly the same way. The Jaguar has a limited-slip rear differential and remains one of the lightest vehicles in the segment, which we’ve felt every time testing one of these big Jaguars. Sharp handling is a long-lost trait among large sedans. How times have changed.

The XJ will carry on after 51 years in production, possibly in such a different form that we may never recognize where it came from. But as long as that car looks as good as this one does after 10 years, that’s fine by us.

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JAGUAR TARGETS SLEEPING DRIVERS

Jaguar E-PACE global media drive, Corsica 2018

 From long working hours to daily school runs and the potentially stressful commute, Jaguar understands life for many is busier than ever. We’re so busy that 1 in 8 UK drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel* – and this causes up to 25% of fatal accidents**.

As part of a wider vision to enrich and improve the lives of its drivers and passengers, Jaguar has developed a piece of technology, Driver Condition Monitor, which alerts the driver if it detects the tell-tale signs of drowsiness. The system takes inputs from thousands of data points, some of which are measured every thousandth of a second, including the Electronic Power Assisted Steering system, pedal inputs and general driving behaviour. Complex algorithms analyse all this to accurately determine whether a driver is becoming fatigued.

Fitted as standard on E-PACE and across the Jaguar range, Driver Condition Monitor detects if the driver is starting to feel drowsy and when required, provides an early warning to take a break. E-PACE’s instrument cluster displays a coffee-cup icon and sounds an alert when a prompt is needed.

Edmund King, Director of the AA Charitable Trust, said: “The statistics around drowsy drivers are shocking, even more so when you realise it is an under-reported issue. Any measure that helps reduce the risk of tired drivers, such as Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitor, is to be welcomed. The only real cure for tiredness is to rest – if drivers feel tired, or are alerted to possible tiredness by their car, they should pull over at the next safe place, drink a caffeinated drink and take a short nap.”

David Willey, Assisted and Automated Driving Attributes Senior Manager, Jaguar, said: “At Jaguar, we continuously review the latest advances in vehicle safety and develop innovative technologies to improve the driving experience, making it safer and more enjoyable. Driver Condition Monitor, along with a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are offered as standard across the Jaguar range.”

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FORMULA E IS BACK THIS WEEKEND

Panasonic Jaguar Racing are counting down until the lights go green on its fourth season of electric street racing in the ABB FIA Formula E championship. The double-header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, sees the start of the 2019/2020 season at 15:00 local time (AST) on Friday 22 November 2019.

The British Formula E team has developed the brand-new Jaguar I-TYPE 4 for season six, boasting the lightest and most efficient powertrain the team has ever produced with over 900 new parts introduced since the last race in July.

Driving the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 is, New Zealander, Mitch Evans and, Briton, James Calado. Evans returns after securing his most successful season in Formula E to date and Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s first ever Formula E win at the Rome E-Prix in 2019. While Calado, new to the series, has seen international success in the Le Mans and in World Endurance championships, as the 2017 FIA World Endurance LMGTE Pro Champion & 2019 GTE Pro Le Mans 24 hours winner.
James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director: 

“Our season six objective is to continue to make progress and to compete for more points, podiums and wins. With Mitch and James, we can look to build on the success of last season and push for more on-track success. We do not underestimate the task, we are up against the most competitive driver and team line up in the championship’s history but also in terms of current motorsport. As we head to Saudi Arabia, we are looking forward to the challenge and will be working hard to deliver a positive start to the season and to kick off our campaign well.”
Mitch Evans, #20:

“I am excited to head to Saudi Arabia and start our fourth season together. We’ve tasted success now and the plan is to keep pushing for more. We are really well prepared and we know it is going to be a big fight. Saudi Arabia is a challenging track, and it is a double header, so it is important we get off to a strong start to season six.” 
James Calado, #51:

“Heading to a track I’ve never visited in a race series completely new to me will be a big challenge, but one I’m really looking forward to. Testing has gone well but I can’t wait to get out on track and start racing in my first ever Formula E race. As one of the new drivers on the grid, I’m fully motivated And hope to surprise a few people in Saudi Arabia.”


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E-TYPE TOOL KITS – NEW AND GENUINE AVAILABLE

 Jaguar Classic is reintroducing the original Jaguar E-type toolkit, making it available for the first time in nearly 50 years.

The owner’s toolkit was originally offered with Series 1 and Series 2 E-types and hasn’t been available since the final Series 2 was produced in 1971. Complete original toolkits are highly collectible rarities, fetching as much as £5,000.

Now, thanks to their unique access to engineering records, Jaguar Classic’s Genuine Parts experts have reproduced the toolkit to authentic specifications. The Jaguar branded tools come in a period-correct leatherette-covered canvas roll, and feature all items needed to carry out routine maintenance on the iconic sports car. The reproduction toolkit is priced from £732 in the UK.

Dan Pink, Director of Jaguar Classic, said: “The original E-type toolkit has become a collector’s item thanks to its rarity and historic appeal. We’ve had customers across the world contact us about obtaining one, which is why we decided to manufacture the toolkits again to their original specification. It’s the perfect finishing touch for E-type aficionados.”

The tools included in the Jaguar Classic E-type Toolkit are:

  • Adjustable spanner
  • Tyre valve key
  • Pliers
  • Tyre pressure gauge
  • Points screwdriver
  • Feeler gauge
  • Three-piece screwdriver
  • Spanner ¾ x 7/8 AF
  • Spanner 9/16 x 5/8 AF
  • Spanner ½ x 7/16 AF
  • Spanner 11/32 x 3/8 AF
  • Box Spanner 7/16 x ½
  • Box Spanner 9/16 x 5/8
  • Box Spanner ¾ x 7/8
  • Sparking plug spanner
  • Tommy bars (one short, one long)
  • Valve timing gauge
  • Grease gun
  • Handbrake adjusting wrench
  • Brake bleed tin and tube

The E-type toolkit can be purchased directly from the recently-launched Jaguar Land Rover Classic online parts shop: www.parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com, which gives access to more than 50,000 Jaguar Land Rover Classic Genuine Parts and accessories including E-type body panels and the Jaguar Classic Infotainment System.

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