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THE JAGUAR #04

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| A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve | The inside line on the creation of the revolutionary I-PACE | Reinventing a classic: meet the E-type Concept Zero | Fifty years of the iconic XJ saloon | Exclusive interview with tennis star Johanna Konta | Can supercomputers revolutionise art? 

2009 X351 The first XJ

2009 X351 The first XJ to fully reflect Ian Callum’s design vision, the sloping rear roofline of the X351 marked it out as more of a four-door coupe than a sedan. Its new face was in line with the recently launched smaller XF, while featuring a full LCD driver display for the first time. Also in 2009, product designer Sir James Dyson brought out his aesthetically beautiful and functionally clever Dyson Air Multiplier, a bladeless fan with ingenious design. The fan improved on earlier versions by drawing in more air to "multiply" the effect and create 55 mph of air flow. The equally aero-considered X351 has a faster top speed than any of its older siblings, too... 2002 X350 The 2002 X350 delivered big news in terms of its design, while still staying faithful to the principles of its predecessors. A major update was its advanced lightweight aluminum body, which was why the brand chose to reveal the car in Paris in its unpainted but highly polished state. A year later, just down the road from Jaguar’s Coventry headquarters, world-famous department store Selfridges opened a branch at the revamped Bullring in Birmingham with a similarly overt display of that same metal. Designed by Future Systems architects and clad in 15,000 aluminum discs, it won the RIBA Award for Architecture in 2004. PHOTOGRAPHY: DYSON; GETTY IMAGES/MICHAEL BETTS; PAPA FOXTROTT *Do not use Jaguar InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. **The Wi-Fi hotspot is intended for passenger use only. InControl features may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions. ***Always follow local speed limits.

2017 & 2018 XJR575 & XJ50 It’s perhaps too early to make a call on iconic (non-vehicular) designs from the last 18 months but in the meantime there’s plenty to say about the two latest XJ variants. The most powerful XJ ever created, the 2018 XJR575, offers incredible performance – it has 575HP on tap as the name hints – plus outstanding agility, body control and precision handling on its way up to a 186 mph top speed *** . And then, of course, there is the 2019 XJ50 anniversary edition, the latest incarnation of the British craftsmanship, innovation and design that has come to define entire eras of automotive history. Building on this heritage, the milestone XJ50 carries on this fine tradition with its lightweight aluminum architecture for greater driving dynamism and responsiveness, a refined engine and lightning-fast transmission, and of course, flawlessly crafted interior that sublimely reflects the trademark XJ style, comfort and elegance. On the outside, the XJ50 features unique style front and rear bumpers, new 20" ‘Style 5045’ wheels, a black front grille and unique badging to the rear and side vents. The updated cabin features all the benefits of cutting-edge technology, right where you need it, too. The integrated Touch Pro infotainment system, part of Jaguar InControl® technologies*, with its highly intuitive 10" touchscreen acts as the command center of the XJ, reacting to familiar smartphone and tablet gestures, while a 12.3" HD TFT virtual display replaces a conventional instrument cluster. Finally, a built-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot ** in the front and two optional 10.2" folding rear screens for second-row passengers make sure a ride in the XJ50 is as entertaining and comfortable as it is thrilling. Available in long wheelbase but keeping the distinctive coupe-like four-door design and ‘Double J’ signature headlight graphics, there’s still nothing quite like it. Much has changed since the original XJ back in 1968 – but both the Series 1 and XJ50 are inextricably linked by their respective interpretations of truly timeless Jaguar values. Luxury, beauty and power indeed. “ THE SERIES 1 AND THE XJ50 ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF TRULY TIMELESS JAGUAR VALUES” To learn more about the XJ50 and its unique features, please see jaguarusa.com THE JAGUAR 77

 

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JAGUAR MAGAZINE #07

 

JAGUAR MAGAZINE celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from seductive design to cutting-edge technology.

The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.

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