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WE DRIVE I-PACE NEXT WEEK – AS IT WINS TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR!

November 26, 2018
The Jaguar I-PACE is available to order now – and we drive it for the first time next week for our final edition of the year. Nothing else on the road looks or drives like the Jaguar I-PACE. It is designed and engineered to take full advantage of its smart electric powertrain and maximise the potential this packaging brings. With two Jaguar-designed electric motors placed at each axle, producing a combined output of 400PS and 696Nm, I-PACE delivers all-wheel-drive sports car performance with 0-60mph taking just 4.5 seconds. The I-PACE is able to achieve a 0-80 percent battery charge in 85-minutes using DC charging (50kW), while home charging with an approved Jaguar AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over ten hours – ideal for the overnight charging used by the majority of buyers. Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “As Jaguar’s first ever electric vehicle, the I-PACE was a completely blank canvas. Our engineers were tasked with creating an electric vehicle without compromise; it would be quick, stylish, luxurious, exhilarating to drive, fast to charge, spacious and easy to use every day. The result has even surpassed our ambitions, and I’m pleased to see I-PACE pick up another award from one of the most respected media outlets in the world.” I-PACE’s innovations and cutting-edge engineering have secured it 17 major awards wins since its introduction, including German Car of the Year, Scottish Car of the Year, Sunday Times Car of the Year, Auto Express New Car of the Year and Autocar’s Game Changer title. The I-PACE calculates range using the most accurate system Jaguar has ever produced, taking into account route topography, climate conditions and driver inputs. The I-PACE is Jaguar’s first vehicle to include the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, capable of over-the-air software updates, and uses artificial intelligence to adapt to a driver’s personal preferences, ensuring driving and infotainment settings are matched to each individual using the car. Rated: ‘Best Jaguar magazine in the world’. Subscribe and get your Jaguar Magazine delivered for just $5 each plus postage at: www.jaguarmagazine.com UK and Europe: www.xclusively-jaguar.co.uk. Letitia@xclusively-jaguar.co.uk Telephone: 07836 687898. Digital: www.magzter.com YouTube:  Jaguar Magazine TV

WELLSBOURNE TO BECOME WORLD FAMOUS AND EMBRACED BY JAGUAR LAND ROVER

November 23, 2018

Not many of our readers will know it, but the once tiny village of Wellesbourne, just outside Stratford-On-Avon, with its WW2 former airbase and landing strip, was where Jaguar launched the all-new Mk1 to the world’s press, was the home village of Jaguar’s famous Director of Engineering, Bill Heynes (his home is with the XK120) and also the home village of the late-Roger and and his lovely wife Penny Woodley.  Roger was a former Jaguar Student Apprentice and they had one of the world’s finest Jaguar collections.  Penny still lives there.

Now, Wellesbourne is set to become Europe’s capital for the development of driverless electric cars with the construction of a pioneering multi-million pound research centre.

The ‘Smart City Mobility Centre’ planned at Warwick University’s Wellesbourne Campus will be a massive boost to the district and ensure South Warwickshire is at the cutting edge of a technology, long tipped to revolutionise the car industry.

The one-of-a-kind centre was announced by the University of Warwick and Jaguar Land Rover last week.

The centre at Wellesbourne will be concerned with developing the vehicle prototypes and the technology involved, with actual testing to take place at the University’s main campus.

As the centre develops, it is expected to play a significant role in transforming the future of UK transport with the aim of making congestion, emissions and road traffic accidents a thing of the past.

Engineers from Jaguar Land Rover and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (a department at the University of Warwick) will work together at the site, drawing on expertise in battery technology from the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, which will also be located in Coventry and Warwickshire.

WMG Chairman Professor Lord Bhattacharyya said: “This is the first time in any country that such a comprehensive system is being designed and tested. This will help integrate plans for transport systems for the future that have the potential to bring significant economic benefits to transform and improve the lives of a great many people who could benefit from even safer, less congested, and more environmentally sustainable transport.”

Professor Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, added: “Jaguar Land Rover welcomes the UK’s first Smart City Mobility centre in the West Midlands.

“The centre, based at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne campus, will create state-of-the-art electric vehicle platforms and integrated driverless capability to support the smart cities of the future.

THE SIDE OF BOB JANE YOU DIDN’T KNOW – #195 EDITION NEXT WEEK

November 21, 2018

If there is one thing I hate it is rehashing all the stories we have all heard or seen before.

The facts and the facts which can’t be avoided, but we get inside the subjects of our features – and that includes the famous and infamous Bob Jane who died recently after a long and turbulent life.

However, Jaguar was the base of his business success, and we have gone deeper into his personal life than anyone else.

I promise we outline what formed his tough character, and expose the softer side most didn’t know.

We spent three and half days alone with Bob promoting our magazine while he signed and sold posters of his race cars.  We don’t care about scandal or rumours, and leave that to others.

Without boasting – I know this 10 page feature is definitive of the ‘meanest bastard in Brunswick’ which is what he was called.  Yet he took our future Road Test Editor under his wing (above), gave him fatherly advice and could not have been nicer.

We bring you Bob Jane the human being – not the mythical man.

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CELEBRATE THE XJ-R X300(6) – MANUAL – NEXT YEAR

November 20, 2018

The XJ-R was introduced as a high-performance sport model, and it was Jaguar’s first-ever supercharged road car (and only the second Jaguar road car to use forced induction, after the turbocharged Jaguar XJ220.)

Jaguar X300 XJ-R ManualDay will be held onSunday 18th August 2019

Attendance will be by invitation only, so if you own a JaguarX300 XJ-R Manual, please contact Letitia@xclusively-jaguar.co.uk

The event is open to ALL Jaguar X300 XJ-R Manual cars (concours, racing, modified, daily drivers, in restoration etc).

The event is being kindly hosted by Jaguar enthusiasts, Nigel and Wendy Webb.

All questions and replies to invitations should be made to Letitia@xclusively-jaguar.co.ukon Nigel and Wendy’s behalf.

Full details of the venue and directions will be sent out, by request, in due course.

Invitations are limited to owners of Jaguar X300 XJ-R Manual cars ONLY and therefore we will need your name, plus the registration number, chassis number and year of manufacture of your JaguarX300 XJ-R Manual as proof of ownership.

Please note that your Jaguar X300 XJ-R Manual need not be roadworthy in order to attend – you may attend with or without your Jaguar X300 XJ-R Manual, drive it or trailer it to the event.

This is not a competitive event – merely a gathering of theJaguar X300 XJ-R Manual family!

It is intended to be an informal gathering with a BBQ and picnic, along the lines of a garden party with cars!

Details of the day will be confirmed in due course, but the basic format will be as follows:

1.Gates open at 11.00am.

2.BBQ facilities, celebration cake, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be provided.

  1. Bring your own picnic and choice of meat to cook on the BBQ.
  2. A saxophonist will entertain us throughout the day.
  3. Guest speakers to be confirmed, but in the past these have included Jaguar personalities such as Norman Dewis, Jonathan Heynes, Keith Helfet, David Marks, etc.
  4. £10 per car will be charged at the gate, to be donated to the Mike Hawthorn headstone restoration fund – further donations to this cause can be made via bank transfer if desired.
  5. Event closes circa 16.30, but guests are free to leave beforehand should they wish to do so.
  6. Those travelling from further afield may like to join Rob Jenner, Letitia Mace and David Marks for dinner at Stanhill Court Hotel the evening before the event. If so, please indicate this in your reply in order for us to make necessary arrangements.

RSVP to direct to Letitia@xclusively-jaguar.co.uk

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A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ALL YEAR LONG – JAGUAR MAGAZINE

November 19, 2018

If like me, you are thinking hard and struggling to come up with a Christmas present to give that special person, can we suggest a subscription to our magazine?  That’s one present which lasts for 12 months!

You will get Jaguar features and stories with Jaguar Magazine  you don’t get anywhere else.

We will also give an extra magazine for free – so you can put two under the Christmas tree.

We send our magazine all over the world, and now have Xclusively Jaguar in the UK and Europe to contact there to take out a subscription via Letitia or Rob.

Details will soon be released at www.xclusively-jaguar.co.uk.

Their email address is Letitia@xclusively-jaguar.co.uk

07836 687898.
Or get it via our website – just go to the Shop.
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SHOCK – XJR-15 AND MYSTERY XJ220 TO HEADLINE OUR NEXT MAGAZINE

November 15, 2018

It has just come out of the blue following a phone call from Jordan Roddy, one of the world’s foremost authorities and experts on Jaguar supercars XJ220 and V12 XJR-15.

Regular readers know that three years ago he found a mysterious disguised XJR-15 (one of 50 or so) in Japan, bought it, shipped to Melbourne and restored the car.

Now it is back with him – along now with a mysterious XJ220 which has never been known about …

As we can see above, they now sit side by site in Melbourne.

We have urgently changed our cover, and added this spine tingling revelation of a feature to our coming magazine.

If we are a little late out with edition #195, you now understand why!  It could not be missed.

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UK AND EUROPE READERS – JAGUAR MAGAZINE NOW DISTRIBUTED BY LETITIA MACE AND ROB JENNER

November 15, 2018

Letitia Mace and Rob Jenner are two of the most enthusiastic and hardworking Jaguar devotees we have ever known.  Rob is the former head of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, and Letitia (whose daughter has a senior position at Jaguar), is the founder and editor of Xclusively Jaguar and much more.

We are thrilled that both Letitia and Rob are now also the official distributors of our Jaguar Magazine for those territories, which we have always found difficult to reach.  It is a major breakthrough.

Both are regular contributors to Jaguar Magazine.  We have a strong friendship and passion for Jaguar so they understand us and the magazine very well.

They will have copies with them at events they attend, but to find more now, or just plain get the magazine as it is published, contact them at your convenience.

Details will soon be released at www.xclusively-jaguar.co.uk.

The email address is Letitia@xclusively-jaguar.co.uk

07836 687898

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER WORKING TO HELP TRAFFIC LIGHT STOPS

November 15, 2018

New Jaguar Land Rover technology using Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) connects cars to traffic lights so drivers can avoid getting stuck at red and help free up traffic flow in cities.

The world’s first traffic lights were installed exactly 150 years ago outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Since then drivers around the globe have spent billions of hours waiting for green. However with Jaguar Land Rover’s latest tech, their days could be numbered.

The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system allows cars to “talk” to traffic lights and inform the driver the speed they should drive as they approach junctions or signals.

Widespread adoption of the V2X technology will prevent drivers from racing to beat the lights and improve air quality by reducing harsh acceleration or braking near lights. The goal is for the V2X revolution to create free-flowing cities with fewer delays and less commuter stress.

The connected technology is currently being trialled on a Jaguar F-PACE, as part of a £20 million collaborative research project.

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ELECTRIC I-PACE RELEASE BOOSTS JAGUAR SALES

November 15, 2018

The electric Jaguar I-Pace crossover made up nearly 10 percent of Jaguar’s total sales in October, according to reports. That’s a pretty huge piece of the pie chart for a new, all-electric luxury vehicle, in a world where a lot of people want more efficient cars but a small fraction are currently buying them.

Jaguar Land Rover reported sales of 44,282 globally in October, with 13,764 of them at Jaguar and 30,518 coming from the other half of the name, Land Rover.

Inside EVs wrote after the numbers came out that 1,200 of Jaguar’s 13,764 sales were of the I-Pace, which would mean Jag’s new EV—rated at 234 miles of range and 394 horsepower—made up 8.7 percent of sales last month.

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JAGUAR BUILDS SPECIAL F-TYPES TO CELEBRATE 70S YEARS OF THE XK

November 13, 2018

Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since the XK 120 was revealed in 1948.

The one-off F-TYPE rally cars also pay homage to the legendary Jaguar XK 120 registered ‘NUB 120’ which, in the early 1950s in the hands of Ian Appleyard, completed three consecutive Alpine Rallies without incurring a single penalty point, and won the RAC and Tulip.

Both rally-specification F-TYPE Convertibles are powered by Jaguar’s 221kW 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder petrol engine.

With modifications overseen by Jaguar Design and Engineering, both cars were built to FIA specification, with comprehensively uprated brakes and suspension fitted alongside a protective rollcage, race-seats with six-point harness, bonnet-mounted light pod and fire extinguisher.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “The opportunity to design a rally car doesn’t come along very often so I was fascinated to see how we could take our modern day sports car to a similar character.

“These models are a fitting tribute to the XK 120 and all the great Jaguar sports cars since its reveal 70 years ago, including the latest F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition.”

The rally F-TYPEs feature upgrades to the brakes, suspension and drivetrain including the addition of grooved discs with four-piston calipers front and rear.

Hand-built competition dampers and softer springs ensure the high performance cars can be driven flat-out over rough rally stages.

Three-way adjustable dampers allow the cars to be tuned for different surfaces and feature spherical bearings for added precision.

With motorsport-spec wheels and tyres specifically for use on gravel, a limited-slip differential improves power delivery on loose surfaces while a hydraulic handbrake helps drivers tackle hairpin bends.

The celebratory models were put through their paces at Walters Arena rally stage, South Wales, to demonstrate their performance credentials and will now attend a series of Jaguar events over the next few months.

The rally cars’ livery takes design inspiration from the new F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, which features a range of subtle exterior visual enhancements, including unique 20-inch Gloss Black wheels with a Diamond Turned finish and a Black Contrast roof on the Coupé.

Inside, the luxurious Ebony Windsor Leather interior features Performance seats with embossed Chequered Flag headrests and a Dark Brushed Aluminium centre console trim finisher.