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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XF SPORTBRAKE The Northern Irish coast offers endless golden sand beaches, secret coves, valleys with heart-stopping vistas and rugged, bare-rock cliffs. It is worldrenowned for its oustanding beauty and for the superb, often empty roads which run through its diverse landscapes. But there’s another, more subtle quality to this place, and it’s as much a reason for us coming here as the quality of the scenery or the driving. It’s the wind. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the prevailing winds gently breathe on this wild coastline most days. They throw breakers on the shore, provide a subtle aural backing track to the visual spectacle, and make any walk feel like a fresh adventure. To get a feel for it, just watch the global hit TV series Game of Thrones, much of which is filmed in Northern Ireland, in particular around the coast near the famous Giant’s Causeway. It makes the Ulster shore perfect for wind sports, and we’re meeting up with two outgoing local characters who harness this free resource for extreme thrills. ‘Cloud surfer’ Phil Barron is probably Ireland’s most experienced paraglider and a fully qualified instructor too, while Robert Finlay is the multiple Irish national kite buggy champion. The duo have been friends for a decade, and they alert each other when the wind is right. Deciding to converge on the vast, sandy expanse of Benone Strand for a barbecue, Robert races in over the sand and Phil drops in from the sky. PHOTOGRAPHY: LKJDÄLKJDF KJLÄKJ ÖÄÖK ; DFÄÖLKJÄLKDJ ÖÄDFÖÄ (2) 58 THEJAGUAR
PHOTOGRAPHY: LKJDÄLKJDF KJLÄKJ ÖÄÖK ; DFÄÖLKJÄLKDJ ÖÄDFÖÄ (2) Bottom left: Exuding confidence, this most dynamic and capable of SUVs has a striking presence when finished in the unique Velocity Blue with optional carbon kit and 22 inch wheels THEJAGUAR 59
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.