The latest issue of The Jaguar magazine introduces our new ‘cub’, the E-PACE compact practical sports car, which is already turning heads on the street. As we commit to electrifying every new Jaguar by 2020, we explore how pushing boundaries on the track helps develop our sports cars, from writing motorsport history at Le Mans, to taking on the Nürburgring with the extreme XE SV Project 8 and being at the very cutting edge with the FIA Formula E Championship.
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E-PACE Above: You can create your own bespoke pair of jeans with dedicated personal service from Blackhorse Lane Ateliers. Right: Marcus Bracey, owner of the illuminating shop, museum and cafe God’s Own Junkyard. 12:30PM E17 With the girls still climbing, the navigation on the standard 10-inch touchscreen of the Touch Pro infotainment system, part of the Jaguar InControl Technologies*, tells me I’m only 10 minutes away from the Walthamstow lighting shop/museum God’s Own Junkyard. Beyond Las Vegas, I’d be amazed if there’s another collection of neon lights as impressive, from the sheer visual onslaught to the amazing history behind them. Current owner Marcus Bracey is the third generation of his family to be involved in sign making, and the business has lit most of London’s West End, as well as created bespoke signs for blockbuster films. Often the producers don’t have storage room after their films are finished so they give the signs back to Bracey, meaning he now has 12 business units packed to the rafters with the brilliant lighting. Indeed, he has about 1,400 signs in his coffee shop area alone and spends over 0 a week on electricity to keep them lit. What many may not know, many of these lights on display are also for sale or rent. I marvel at this oasis of light in the heart of the city, and pledge to come back on another day. But first, it’s time to head back south (and east) for more fun and adventure. *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 22 THEJAGUAR
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.