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HERE COMES THE XE SVR FLAGSHIP SALOON SPEEDSTER

February 21, 2017
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Jaguar is reportedly in the process of developing the XE SVR (not the model pictured here!), a high-performance variant of the compact luxury sports sedan.
 
While the British automobile manufacturer has yet to confirm this speculation, AutoExpress has found out that Special Vehicles Operations, in charge of developing high-performance versions of Jaguar’s vehicles, is currently benchmarking the sports sedan.
 
If proven to be accurate, the XE will join two other vehicles who have received the SVR treatment — the F-Type sports car and the Range Rover Sport midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV). As such, the XE SVR will most likely be powered by the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission featured in these vehicles. On the F-Type SVR, this powertrain delivers 567 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
 
According to the publication, the XE SVR could receive up to 500 horsepower and will be able to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour (mph) in under four seconds.
 
To compare, the current range-topping model, XE S, is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 powertrain that yields 380 horsepower and 332 pound-feet or torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.
 
All the 2017 Jaguar XE models come with a rear-wheel drive system. However, to compensate for the SVR variant’s additional power, it could be launched as a four-wheel drive. This, in turn, will lead to a 110-pound weight gain.
 
In terms of design, AutoExpress noted that the XE SVR will look similar to the F-Type SVR and Range Rover SVR with aggressive bumpers and side skirts, blistered arches and larger brakes. There will also be enhancements made to the chassis, springs and dampers. Furthermore, the high-performance sports sedan may also receive an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.
 
There’s no exact release date for the Jaguar XE SVR but it is said to arrive “almost halfway through the saloon’s lifecycle.”
 
Once released, it is expected to rival the BMW M3, powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with 426 horsepower; the Mercedes-AMG C63 with a 503-horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine; and the upcoming Audi RS 4 equipped with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine estimated to deliver around 500 horsepower.
 
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JAGUAR SCORES ITS BEST QUALIFYING FOR ARGENTINA RACE

February 19, 2017
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Buenos Aires, Argentina – 18 February 2017
 
Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s South American FIA Formula E debut in Argentina produced more positives for the series’ newest team. Mitch Evans put together an impressive lap during qualifying to start from P7, just two positions outside the Super Pole group. It was the first top ten position for the British team in only its third race. The New Zealander also put in a P3 time early in the first practice session. His teammate Adam Carroll struggled to find confidence in his car set up and started the race in P15.
Mitch’s race was busy from lights to flag as he battled with Nico Prost and Felix Rosenqvist into the first corner pushing him down the order to P9. During the first stint the Jaguar I-TYPE driver managed to regain the two positions with some great race craft. Adam’s race was compromised from the start when his car failed to get off the grid before he was able to start one lap down on the field.
Ultimately Mitch narrowly missed out on the team’s debut points finishing P13. Adam did his best to fight back to finish P17 in front of Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist. He maximised the opportunity to gain valuable track time and crucial data for the team to analyse ahead of the next race.
James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Team Director: “This was our best qualifying result this season. A really great job by everyone in the team for making positive steps forward since our last race in Marrakesh in November. Things have truly come together and Mitch did really well managing to run with the front pack. The team should be really proud of what we have achieved today as we moved the performance forward and bridged the gap to the other teams. We have achieved a lot in only three races.”
“As always, we are here to improve, especially now in our first year of the championship, our learning year. It was a real shame for Adam to have an issue at the start and it was a huge fight to get back and catch up with the rest of the pack but he did a great job. This gave us the chance to try a few different set ups which is great for data capture. In summary we are moving in the right directions and can’t wait for our next race in Mexico.”
 
Mitch Evans, #20, P13: “It was great to come away from qualifying feeling satisfied with our performance. The team has worked really hard to make progress. We’ve made a really good step forward and that is evident from the result in qualifying.”
“The first half of the race was good but I got a bit shuffled around in the beginning which meant that I lost two places which was a bit disappointing, but then the full course yellow neutralised everything and I made up a few places. After that I was running with the front guys. I was happy with the pace and the energy management was going according to plan.”
“I was looking forward to holding my position in the second stint, but unfortunately I was struggling to manage the energy for some reason and couldn’t push as hard as before. I dropped four places and ended up just out of the points. It was really disappointing not to come away with our first points but it just wasn’t meant to be this time. I’m really looking forward to Mexico and this weekend has been a really good motivator for the whole team and a good confidence builder. We will build on that and keep improving as a team.”
 
Adam Carroll, #47, P17: “Today was tough. The start of the day was promising, we just lost our way a little bit in the second practice as we wanted to keep the car safe for qualifying and not risk anything. I obviously hoped to be a lot faster than I was, but I can improve on that. I’d hoped to have a strong race and come through but I had an issue with the start, right when I was about to take off I couldn’t launch the car. We’re not sure why and it’s something that the engineers are looking into now. Luckily, I was able to get going and could continue and complete the race. We got a lot of good data out of it but unfortunately no result this time.”
 
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PRICELESS VIDEO OF SIR WILLIAM LYONS FROM YOU TUBE

February 18, 2017

PRICELESS VIDEO OF SIR WILLIAM LYONS FROM YOU TUBE

A member of the JDC in the UK posted this today – and we just had to share this video which not only lets you know and hear the wonderful Jaguar founder – but he also explains the meaning of S.S. for the only time I believe.

This is incredible history.

JAGUAR SET FOR 7 NEW OR UPGRADED SHOWROOMS IN LONDON

February 16, 2017
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Jaguar Land Rover is to boost its London sales operation with seven new or upgraded retail facilities.
 
They will be in addition to the three existing ‘Arch’ corporate identity sites in West London, Stratford and Battersea.
 
Among the new retailers is a development at Sunbury-on-Thames which will be a ‘global statement site’ for the UK, boasting 17,000sq/m of floor space.
 
Operated by Sytner Group Ltd, the new Jaguar Land Rover site will be based just off the M3 motorway into London, said to be seen by around 72,000 drivers every day.
 
Construction on the site is set to begin in August and be completed at the end of 2019. It will include special vehicle operations and Jaguar Land Rover Classic divisions.
 
Joining the Sunbury-on-Thames retail location is another to be based at Staples Corner, at the interchange between the North Circular and Edgware Road flyover.
 
Operated by Spire Automotive (owned by Group 1 Automotive), the building provides over 8,000 square-metres of accommodation arranged around a central atrium to draw customers up through the showroom.
 
Work on the new Staples Corner showroom will begin in April, and will be completed by October 2018.
 
By the end of 2019 Jaguar Land Rover will have 10 new or upgraded retailers in London, along with four supporting authorised repairers.
 
Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director Jeremy Hicks said: “The Jaguar Land Rover business has seen huge sales growth and significant development of its model range in recent years, and our retail partners are evolving the sales network to reflect that.
 
“These new London sites not only make it more convenient for our customers in the capital but they also provide a significant boost to our visibility, with cutting-edge design and an ideal showcase for our vehicles.”
 
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THE SCOTT BROWN CRASH LISTER JAGUAR – WAS IT REUSED?

February 16, 2017

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It has been debated for decades whether the works Knobbly Lister Jaguar VPP9 was rebuilt following the horrible fatal crash of Archie Scott Brown at Spa in 1958.

 
Many highly esteemed authorities including Doug Nye, a man we respect enormously, have said no, but I have studied the subject for many decades and know the Costin bodied Lister Jaguar VPP9 very very well.
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It was in Australia from 1962 until about a decade ago when Brisbane racer Don Thallon sold the car in the UK. It has changed hands a few times since and been crashed.
 
However, I don’t think anyone has documented the continuous history of this particular car as closely, or found people involved with the car – and fake Listers too.
 
In edition #186 we will publish what I think is a very compelling case to show the ex-Thallon car is the car Archie was driving at Spa and back that up with high quality photographs.
 
We also show exactly why the car immediately burst into a fireball when it slid off the road exactly where the modern Spa pits are today, and then struck a stone marker erected at the spot where Richard Seaman died in 1939 driving a Mercedes-Benz W154. He was just 26.
 
Maybe we can proved a piece of history Brian Lister himself didn’t want to discuss?
 
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WAS ARCHIE'S CRASH LISTER JAGUAR REGURGITATED? REVELATIONS IN EDITION #186.

February 16, 2017
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It has been debated for decades whether the works Knobbly Lister Jaguar VPP9 was rebuilt following the horrible fatal crash of Archie Scott Brown at Spa in 1958.
 
Many highly esteemed authorities including Doug Nye, a man we respect enormously, have said no, but I have studied the subject for many decades and know the Costin bodied Lister Jaguar VPP9 very very well.
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It was in Australia from 1962 until about a decade ago when Brisbane racer Don Thallon sold the car in the UK. It has changed hands a few times since and been crashed.
 
However, I don’t think anyone has documented the continuous history of this particular car as closely, or found people involved with the car – and fake Listers too.
 
In edition #186 we will publish what I think is a very compelling case to show the ex-Thallon car is the car Archie was driving at Spa and back that up with high quality photographs.
 
We also show exactly why the car immediately burst into a fireball when it slid off the road exactly where the modern Spa pits are today, and then struck a stone marker erected at the spot where Richard Seaman died in 1939 driving a Mercedes-Benz W154. He was just 26.
 
Maybe we can proved a piece of history Brian Lister himself didn’t want to discuss?
 
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JAGUAR AND SHELL LINK FOR CASHLESS FILL UPS

February 15, 2017

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Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app.

The Shell app is one of several new enhancements to Jaguar’s F-PACE, XE and XF models. Other updates include the introduction of the latest efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines and the addition of convenience features such as gesture technology where the sweep of a foot can open the boot.

Rather than using a card at the pump, or queuing in the forecourt shop, owners who install the Shell app can simply drive up to any pump at a Shell service station (initially in the UK and then globally) and use the vehicle’s touchscreen to select how much fuel they require and pay using PayPal or Apple Pay. Android Pay will be added later in 2017.

An electronic receipt will be displayed on the touchscreen, so customers can leave the forecourt confident of having paid. A receipt will also be sent directly from the pump to the driver’s email address so it can be added to accounting or expenses software.

Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Connected Car and Future Technology, said: “In a world where cash is no longer king, customers are increasingly using electronic payments and contactless cards. Making a payment directly from a car’s touchscreen will make refuelling quicker and easier. With this new system you can choose any pump on the forecourt and pay for the fuel even if you’ve forgotten your wallet or can’t find your credit or debit card.”

“You will save time because there’s no more queuing to pay in a shop, and for drivers with children, it won’t be necessary to wake them up, or unstrap them from their seats to take them into the shop. Expenses and tax returns will also be made much simpler, with no receipts to lose as these will all be sent electronically.”

Unlike current phone-based payment methods, Shell and Jaguar Land Rover have created a simple but secure customer experience that uses geolocation technology and a cloud based pre-payment check with the Paypal or Apple Pay wallet.

David Bunch, Global Vice President Shell Retail Marketing and Chairman, Shell Brands International, said: “As the world’s number one global fuels retailer, this e-commerce collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover is part of Shell’s commitment to continuously improve the digital experience for our customers at the forecourt. In 2015 Shell introduced mobile payments at the pump in the UK. Today we are proud to offer the next step in cashless motoring, with Jaguar and Land Rover customers in the UK paying for their fuel using the car’s touchscreen. With around 30 million customers every day, we have a mission to continuously find ways to make our customer’s journey’s better. We look forward to further exciting developments like this across our 43,000 sites around the world soon.”

The Shell app with in-car cashless payments will be available to download in the UK from 15 February and will be rolled out to additional markets globally during 2017.

Peter Virk added: “We are working with leaders in e-commerce such as Shell to enable our customers to enjoy cashless motoring via their car’s touchscreen. Whether it’s paying for fuel, parking, tolls, or even at a drive-through restaurant, the aim of cashless motoring is to make life easier for our customers.

“Our technology allows users to put their phone away out of sight and use it via the touchscreen in the car, because as the car becomes more connected to the Internet of Things, we will always be guided by what is appropriate and safe to do while driving. So in-car payments would only be enabled when it is safe to do so, preventing unnecessary driver distractions.”

 

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