In this issue we return to top level motorsport but not in a conventional way, and by doing so accelerate the development of our electric powertrains. In tandem, we introduce our Jaguar I-PACE Concept vehicle - a revolutionary new model available to reserve now for delivery in 2018.
The Diary SPRING/SUMMER
The Diary SPRING/SUMMER 2017 WORTH WAITING FOR The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in sixty years is being delivered to an American customer in March. In total, nine faithful replicas, built exactly to original blueprints, are being manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team. Back in 1957, Jaguar had decided to build a limited edition road car based on the all-conquering D-Type, which had won the Le Mans 24 Hours for three years running between 1955 and 1957. However, nine cars, destined to be exported to the United States, were destroyed in a catastrophic fire, meaning that only 16 examples of the XKSS were ever built. Fast forward to early 2016, and Jaguar will now make up for the loss and build the nine “lost” cars, starting with car number “00”. The price tag for the new line of classics will be .3 million, making it an absolute bargain compared to the 16 original XKSS cars – conservatively valued at more than million each. March 23rd March ART BASEL, HONG KONG Founded in 1970 by Basel-based gallery owners, Art Basel is the premier art show for modern and contemporary art, with three venues in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Each regional show presents its own unique format to the world. Since debuting in 2013, Art Basel Hong Kong has rapidly established itself as the central hub of the Asian art market. From March 23-25th, 241 leading international galleries from over 40 countries will be exhibiting at the show, including 29 galleries attending for the very first time. Another debutant at this year’s event is the Kabinett sector, featuring individually–curated gallery projects ranging from one-person shows, thematic group exhibitions, installations and film programs to collections of art historical material. Visitors to the main show will be able to enjoy a wide range of modern art, including works from the early 20th century and pieces from some of today’s most renowned contemporary artists. As well as the large number of galleries attending from Hong Kong and mainland China, a growing representation of galleries exhibiting in India, South Korea and Taiwan see the Art Basel Hong Kong as the primary source of new works. For more information visit Art Basel on artbasel.com 10 THEJAGUAR
April 24th April TOUR AUTO, PARIS The driving season is awash with classic car events but the legendary Tour Auto running from April 24-30th in Paris, and sponsored by luxury watchmaker Zenith, is the oldest of them all. Launched in 1899 this tour was orginally a crosscountry race with a seven-stage route taking eight days to complete. Today, the tour is a timed reliability trial for pre-1974 classic cars with five days of road driving, interspersed with circuits and hillclimbing. New to the 2017 edition is a route starting in Paris and heading to Brittany on the Atlantic coast before heading south. The Tour is widely recognized as one of the more challenging rallies on the classic motorsport calendar and rally organizer Patrick Peter is a pastmaster when it comes to combining the spectacular with the glamorous. PHOTOGRAPHY: JAGUAR PR, MAURITIUS IMAGES, ART BASEL, MATHIEU BONNEVIE, JULIEN HERGAULT THEJAGUAR 11
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.