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Jaguar Land Rover Invests In Autonomous Vehicle Startup Voyage 17
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Reports, Tech on 01 17th, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover has announced an investment of $3 million into U.S.-based self-driving vehicle startup Voyage.
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Jaguar Developed This F-Type SVR GT4 For Wounded Warriors 14
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Type, Motorsport, racing, SVO on 01 14th, 2018

Proud as its racing record stands, it’s been a while since we’ve seen production-based Jaguars competing on track. That’s all about to change, though, with the car you see here and a unique partnership.

What you’re looking at is the first customer-racing version of the Jaguar F-Type SVR, specially catered by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division to meet GT4 regulations.

The brakes, wheels, tires, suspension, transmission, and engine have all been refitted specifically for competition use. The all-wheel drive system was ditched in favor of rear-drive only, and the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 will likely have been detuned to comply with the rulebook.

Perhaps even more intriguing, however, is the team that will field the first of these competition-spec Jags in the British GT Championship this season.

The F-Type GT4 was commissioned by Invictus Games Racing, an offshoot of the wounded-warrior athletic competition, and as such will put a roster of injured military servicemen behind the wheel. The initial lineup includes JLR engineer and former paratrooper Basil Rawlinson, former RAF sergeant Ben Norfolk, and former marine-commando Paul Vice, a partial amputee who won seven medals (including two golds) in the 2016 Invictus Games.

They’ll be paired with (and mentored by) experienced racers Jason Wolfe and Matthew George, in a team started by Superdry clothing designer James Holder (who drove in the same series in 2016). They’ll hit the track for the first race of the season on March 31 at Oulton Park, where they’ll be first and foremost racing against each other, but also hoping to challenge for race wins.

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You Can Now Rent A 575HP Jaguar F-Type SVR For $299 Per Day 12
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Type, Reports, USA on 01 12th, 2018

The Jaguar F-Type SVR is the most hardcore F-Type the British automaker sells. With a starting price tag of roughly $127,000, only well-off enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience the high-performance Jag. But Enterprise has fixed that issue by allowing drivers to rent the vehicle in select locations.

The F-Type SVR is a 575-hp beast thanks to its supercharged 5.0-liter V8 which sounds amazing. In addition to the breathtaking soundtrack, the F-Type can get to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 200 mph.

Thanks to a new partnership with Jaguar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is allowing drivers to rent the sports car in 15 locations around the U.S. The F-Type SVR will become a part of Enterprise’s Exotic Car Collection fleet in the following locations: Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Fla., Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Seattle, North Carolina, Phoenix, Nashville, Tenn., Minnesota, and Naples, Fla.

The F-Type SVR joins the likes of the Ferrari California, Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911, and Maserati GranTurismo in Enterprise’s list of available exotic rentals and slots in as the second most powerful car available, behind the 602hp Huracan.

Depending on your location, and other factors, it can be rented from Enterprise for approximately $299 a day. This might sound a bit expensive, but if you consider that renting an Audi R8 Spyder costs roughly $799 a day, then it’s a bargain.

Enterprise’s Exotic Car Collection has grown to include more than 50 locations across the U.S. after being founded in 2006. The American car rental company is looking to expand to more states in the States and Canada in the near future, giving more enthusiasts the opportunity to live out their automotive dreams, even for a while.

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The XJR-15 Is The Jaguar Supercar That Has Slipped Under The Radar 8
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Galleries, Jaguar, used cars on 01 8th, 2018

Before the Jaguar XJ220 came the XJR-15, and while it doesn’t have a top speed to rival its successor, it holds a special place in the brand’s history.

Unbeknownst to most, the XJR-15 was the first road-going production car to use a carbon fiber monocoque. It was also restricted to just 53 examples worldwide. Now one of those has appeared for sale on DD Classics in Germany.

The listing says that the mid-engine supercar has just 600 miles on the odo and is one of just 25 of the more luxurious ‘street versions’ with air conditioning, leather trim and a five-speed all-synchro transmission.

In 1991, the car was originally exported to Germany and kept in storage for most of the next 17 years until it was imported into the UK with just 250 miles on the odometer. When the UK buyer took ownership, a six-year re-commissioning totaling £98,000 ($133,000) was overseen by Don Law Racing.

Like all other road-going XJR-15’s, it is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine with Cosworth aluminum pistons, a forged crankshaft and electronically-controlled sequential fuel injection. All up, there is 450 hp on tap, enough to propel the 2315 lbs (1050 kg) to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under four seconds and to a top speed of almost 200 mph (320 km/h).

No asking price has been made public by the seller, but we expect a figure in excess of $500,000.


Is This Rare Jaguar D-Type Worth Over $10 Million? 6
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Galleries, Jaguar, racing, Reports, used cars on 01 6th, 2018

The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most beautiful cars ever produced and at Gooding & Company’s upcoming Scottsdale auction, a bright red example is set to send collectors into a bidding frenzy.

This D-Type is chassis number XKD 518 and was one of approximately 24 delivered new in the UK, rolling out of the factory in December 1955. The red over red color scheme was selected by the customer at the factory, making it reportedly one of just two examples finished this way.

The car was originally delivered to Jaguar-Rover dealership Henlys but they struggled to sell it and eventually handed over the keys to ex-Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Not long after, it was given as a gift to 21-year-old Peter Blond from his father as a reward for not drinking or smoking.

During his ownership, Blonde raced the now-priceless D-Type roughly a dozen times in 1957 before selling it to his cousin, Jonathan Sieff, in the summer of 1957. In the ensuing years, the race car passed through the hands of numerous owners and continued to compete in races throughout the UK.

The auction house expects the car to sell for between $10 million and $12 million.


Next Jaguar XJ Promises To Be “Something Quite Special” 27
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, jaguar xj, Reports on 12 27th, 2017

The Jaguar XJ is getting long-in-tooth but Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum has revealed an all-new model is on the horizon.

Speaking to Car Magazine, Callum said “We’ve gone through a lot of debate on the XJ and come up with something quite special.” He was tight-lipped on specifics but stated “As we work on the next one [XJ], I’ll make sure it holds onto the values of the first one and the latest one.” The styling guru declined to say when the model will be introduced but he confirmed the car will not be unveiled next year which is the 50th anniversary of the XJ.

Besides talking about the XJ, Callum said automotive design in reaching a turning point as electrification and autonomous driving technology will change everything we known about car design. While everyone is going to have to deal with the changes, Callum said “If we could all jump forward 30 years, we’d all be happy to do that.”

Despite the upcoming changes, Callum said “If you want a brand to prosper, you need to create extremities, such as the Porsche 911. It’s arguable that the Boxster is a better car, but it’s about the outliers.” He added Jaguar has “always been about exotic sports cars” and that needs to continue in the future.

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Which Jaguar Should Get The SVR Treatment Next? 25
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar E-Pace, jaguar xj, Jaguar-XF, Renderings, SVO on 12 25th, 2017

Between the luxed-out SVAutobiography models, the hardcore SVX off-roaders, the special projects, and the continuation classics, the folks over at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations have been keeping plenty busy. We just can’t help but wonder when the next performance-oriented SVR model will come out, and what it’ll be based on.

To date, JLR SVO has only applied the go-fast SVR treatment to the F-Type and the Range Rover Sport. We know there’ll be more to come, but we’re glad to see (and bring to you) rendering artists like Nikita Aksyonov filling in the blanks.

These latest three projects by the Russian designer propose SVR versions of three Jaguar models: the XF, the XJ, and the E-Pace. And they all look pretty enticing.

As to which is more likely to actually roll out of a Jaguar factory, we’re expecting the F-Pace SVR to come first. But after that, the XF seems the most probable. After all, the previous XF yielded the supremely capable XFR-S, and we’ve yet to see a high-output version of the new model to take on the likes of the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63. If and when we do, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it looking a lot like this.

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Jaguar I-Pace Could Be Significantly Cheaper Than The Tesla Model X 21
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar I-Pace, Reports on 12 21st, 2017

The Jaguar I-Pace is inching closer to production and now we’re starting to get an idea how much the model will cost when it goes on sale next year.

According to Autoblog.nl, the entry-level I-Pace S will start at €82,000 and come equipped with LED headlights, a Meridian audio system, and 18-inch alloy wheels. An additional €8,000 will get drivers the I-Pace SE which features leather upholstery, a power-operated tailgate, adaptive cruise control, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

The I-Pace HSE is slated to start at €97,000 and come with additional equipment such as 18-way power front seats, heated seats, a Meridian surround sound system, and LED Matrix headlights. Buyers who want a fully-loaded model can reportedly opt for the I-Pace First Edition which costs €106,00 and includes all the aforementioned equipment as well as a panorama glass roof, a head-up display, and an air suspension.

Since prices vary by country, Jalopnik reached out to the automaker and a spokesperson hinted the model would cost 10-15% more than the F-Pace which starts at $42,065. While that seems to imply the model could cost between $46,271 and $48,374, the F-Pace S starts at $59,775 which would presumably mean the I-Pace S would retail for between $65,752 and $68,741.

Jaguar hasn’t released final specifications but the I-Pace concept had a 90 kWh battery and an electric powertrain developed approximately 400 hp (298 kW) and 516 lb-ft (698 Nm) of torque. This enabled the crossover to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately four seconds and travel up to 220 miles (354 km) on a single charge.

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Wards Names Its Ten Best Engines Of 2018 15
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Clarity, Infiniti, infiniti q50, Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, Kia, Kia Stinger, Toyota Camry on 12 15th, 2017

Wards Auto has released its annual list of the 10 Best Engines for 2018.

After spending two months testing 32 different powertrains, the company’s editors selected the winners. Surprisingly, the winners were primarily from mainstream brands and the publication notes not a single German automaker made the list.

Ford came away with two wins as editors loved the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 in the F-150 as well as the 5.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the Mustang GT. Other winners include the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the Honda Civic Type R and the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that powers the Infiniti Q50. Jaguar and Kia also appeared on the top 10 list for the first time thanks to the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the XF and the turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 in the Stinger.

Alternative powertrains had a strong showing as well as Wards honored the Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Honda Clarity, and Toyota Camry Hybrid. These models are a very diverse group as the cars have electric, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell, and hybrid powertrains.

Performance models were largely absent from the list even though contenders included the Audi RS3 and S4. The sole diesel engine, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder in the Chevrolet Equinox, also failed to make the cut.

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Get A Low Mileage Jaguar F-Type V8 S For The Price Of A Civic Coupe 8
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, Galleries, Jaguar, Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar Videos, video on 12 8th, 2017

With four days still left to bid on this 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible, any petrolhead who’s on the lookout for a new ride might want to check out this ad.

To us, the prospect of purchasing a 495 PS (488 HP) F-Type with just 13,000 miles (20,921 km) on the clock is pretty exciting. At the time of writing this article, the highest bid was $20,000, which makes it very tempting indeed.

According to the Bring a Trailer ad, the car comes with adaptive suspension, active exhaust, electronically-controlled LSD, 20-inch wheels, heated seats and steering wheel, and a Meridian sound system.

It also sports the Vision Pack, which adds adaptive lighting, automatic high-beams, a rear-view camera and blind spot monitoring, and the Design Pack that includes the body-colored front bumper splitter, aero splitters and side sill extensions. In other words, this car is pretty loaded on all fronts.

The F-Type V8 S can sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds and tops out at 300 km/h (186 mph). Moreover, the seller was nice enough to make a video showing off the Jag’s exhaust note, which you’re probably going to enjoy.



Is The Jaguar I-Pace A Worthy Tesla Model X Rival? 7
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar, Jaguar I-Pace, Jaguar Videos, reviews, video on 12 7th, 2017

That’s a pretty daring question to ask, considering that Jaguar’s new electric crossover has not been unveiled yet, but everything about it sounds promising.

Starting with the elegant exterior, moving through the high-tech cabin that offers plenty of space for passengers, and ending with the driver assistance equipment, the Jaguar I-Pace seems to have plenty going for it.

Even the numbers look good: 0-100km/h (62mph) in about 4sec, and 400PS (394hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque coming from the electric motors mounted on both axles, backed up by a 90kWh battery that’s believed to allow it to cover some 500km (310 miles) between charges.

The sporty suspension may be on the stiff side, but the Jaguar I-Pace absorbs most bumps in the road comfortably, even when equipped with 22-inch wheels.

However, is that enough to worry Tesla and BMW’s upcoming ‘ix’ range of fully electric SUVs after it debuts next March, at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show? Let’s see what AutoExpress have to say in their shotgun review of a pre-production model, in sunny California, but we’ll give you a hint: it’s exciting.


Road-Going Jaguar I-Pace Launching At Geneva Motor Show 7
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar, Jaguar I-Pace, Reports, SUV on 12 7th, 2017

Jaguar has confirmed that the production-spec I-Pace will premiere at March’s Geneva Motor Show.

The eye-catching crossover is the carmaker’s first all-electric vehicle and will directly rival the Tesla Model X. Unlike the Tesla, however, the I-Pace won’t look like a bloated¬ sedan and instead more closely resemble a sporty luxury car fitting of the Jaguar badge.

As we’ve seen from recent spy shots, the road-going I-Pace will be very similar to the original concept in terms of both its interior and exterior designs. As such, the crossover will adopt very short front and rear overhangs, allowing Jaguar designers to maximize interior space and to keep the vehicle’s dimensions within a normal range.

One of the biggest question marks about the new I-Pace relates to its powertrain. In concept form, the vehicle uses electric motors at both the front and rear axles, producing a combined 400 hp and 700 Nm of torque with permanent all-wheel drive. A 90 kWh battery was also featured, as was a range of 310 miles (500 km).

After taking a passenger ride in an I-Pace prototype recently, Autocar reports that the SUV is very quick and Jaguar asserts that the engineering will remain true to the concept. If that’s the case, no significant mechanical alterations are to be expected.

European sales of the Jaguar I-Pace will commence immediately after the car’s Geneva debut. Later in 2018, the I-Pace will launch in the United States.


Jaguar Reportedly Rules Out BMW M3 And M5 Competitors 6
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Jaguar-XF, Reports on 12 6th, 2017

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 recently set a lap record for production sedans at the Nürburgring as the model lapped the green hell in 7 minutes and 21.23 seconds. That’s significantly faster than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio but it doesn’t mean the British brand is ready to take on the competition.

According to Road and Track, Jaguar doesn’t have any plans to offer a V8 engine in either the XE or XF. The only exception is the XE SV Project 8 which features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 600 PS (441 kW) and enables the all-wheel drive model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h).

When asked about the possibility of high-performance models, Jaguar design director Ian Callum told the publication “We work volume out proportionally” and “If we do an M3 version of XE, for instance, they’ll take the proportion of M3 to 3-Series and work it back from there.” Callum went on to say he doesn’t agree with this approach but “I’m not the one making those decisions.”

While we shouldn’t the company to introduce direct competitors to the BMW M3 and M5, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has plans to introduce at least one model every year so we can expect an assortment of high-performance variants in the future.

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Jaguar Putting Final Touches On Electric I-Pace SUV Ahead Of Early 2018 Reveal 6
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, Galleries, Jaguar, Jaguar I-Pace, Jaguar Videos, Reports, video on 12 6th, 2017

Jaguar’s upcoming all-electric I-Pace SUV is entering final validation testing ahead of its global reveal in early 2018.

Jaguar has successfully tested over 200 prototypes of the I-Pace, covering 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of component rig testing and now says that we’re only months away from seeing the final production version at its showrooms.

“After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-PACE is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge,” said Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director. “Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge; our target is a zero to 80 per cent charge being achievable in a short break.”

Thousands of potential customers have already placed a deposit or registered their interest in buying the British electric SUV, with Jaguar having invited a lucky few of them to accompany their engineers in the final validation tests of the I-Pace.

For example, Ann Voyer from Pasadena wanted to find out if the I-Pace would have enough range to complete her favorite road trip along California’s West Coast and Jaguar took her on a long-distance 200-mile range test -between Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, and Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo- which was completed on a single charge.

Jaguar will announce the full specs and pricing of the new all-electric I-Pace SUV in March 2018, when the order books will officially open.



Land Rover Will Offer Its Own Version Of The Jaguar I-Pace 5
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar I-Pace, Land Rover, Reports on 12 5th, 2017

Jaguar is gearing up to launch its I-Pace in the second half of 2018 and a new report is suggesting Land Rover will eventually receive its own version of the electric crossover.

In an interview with Drive, Land Rover Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern confirmed the variant was inevitable. He declined to say when the model will be launched or how it will be positioned but the designer confirmed the vehicle will have to be capable off-road.

That’s not much to go on but focusing on the model’s off-road capabilities would be one way to distinguish it from the Jaguar I-Pace. The model would also have unique styling with plenty of Land Rover DNA.

There’s no word on what Land Rover’s version of the I-Pace will look like but McGovern said electric powertrains open up a number of possibilities as the elimination of a conventional engine frees up a significant amount of space. As he explained, “Do you want to utilize that space for all types of innovative features. Do you put all that extra space inside? That does fundamentally change the volume and proportions of the vehicle, which is crucially important to design.”

Assuming Land Rover’s variant remains faithful to the I-Pace, we can expect the model to have a 90 kWh battery and an electric powertrain that develops approximately 400 hp (298 kW) and 516 lb-ft (698 Nm) of torque. This should enable the crossover to accelerate from 0-60 mph in around four seconds and have a range in excess of 220 miles (354 km) on a single charge.

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