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.
European model shown.
European model shown. 1:30 E2 Exhausted, exhilarated (and fed at Castle Climbing’s cafe), the girls are very happy relaxing in the spacious rear seats of the E-PACE. Glancing up through its large optional panoramic sunroof at the city around them while listening to music on Spotify via the car’s InControl Apps, simultaneously catching up on their busy digital lives via the optional 4G Wi-Fi hotspot*, they are in heaven. This First Edition specification car has five USB charging points to stay topped up, and a tablet can be stowed under the central armrest. While driving I see the influence of the F-TYPE continued inside the E-PACE cabin, which has a sporty driving position with a pleasing cockpit feel that’s also clutterfree. Every surface exudes quality, from the exposed stitching on the dash to the metal accents around the door handles and sports-shift gear selector. Out of rush hour it doesn’t take long to get to the Brick Lane area so we can marvel at its signature independent shops, colorful street art and fashion-forward types doing their thing in the quirky and offbeat market atmosphere, a must for curious city explorers and hip city slickers alike. *The Wi-Fi hotspot is intended for passenger use only. InControl features may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions. 24 THEJAGUAR
Above: Featuring accessory side steps to aid entry, the E-PACE (left) also boasts high sight lines. You can also stay connected about town with up to five USB power sockets, tablet storage, links to optional InControl Apps like Spotify and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. Below: The Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park features a new design every year, offering a calm creative oasis in this bustling and vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis. 4PM W2 After bustling, earthy east London, we navigate westward in search of tranquil surroundings. On a sunny London day like this, the E-PACE remains calm to drive, but it’s good to know it’s equipped with the All Wheel Drive system for optimal traction on a variety of surfaces†, in all kinds of weather – should you need it. Passing by Buckingham Palace we arrive at the often underestimated but beautiful Hyde Park. As well as lovely lakes and greenery, this royal park also houses the eclectic Serpentine Gallery. Each year for the last 17 years, the gallery has commissioned a temporary pavilion by some of the world’s greatest architects, from Zaha Hadid to Frank Gehry. This year’s structure by Francis Kéré draws inspiration from large trees in the remote desert village in Burkina Faso where he grew up. It’s a wonderful oasis to relax and regroup, before heading over the River Thames to locate dinner. †These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details. THEJAGUAR 25
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.