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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T he Foreword JAGUAR CUSTOMER CONTACT MANAGER EMA FORSTER EXPLAINS WHY THE LESSONS OF HISTORY ARE OFTEN THE GREATEST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION WHEN SHAPING THE FUTURE. What links the reborn E-type cars, emerging from Jaguar’s new dedicated Classic Works facility in Coventry, with the new E-PACE sports compact SUV? What do the D-type cars, which dominated the world’s greatest race 60 years ago, share with today’s Jaguar I-TYPE Formula E electric race cars? And what does the fire-breathing XE SV Project 8 – the most extreme performance Jaguar we’ve ever made – have in common with our I-PACE Concept, our first all-electric five-seater sports car? They all share that iconic Jaguar badge, of course. And you’ll find them all in this issue of The Jaguar magazine, to which it’s my privilege to welcome you. But links between the incredibly diverse range of Jaguar vehicles you’ll read about here run far deeper than that. Those reborn Jaguar icons might look fabulously retro now as perfect pieces of period design. But looks at them the way Jaguar customers saw them when they were new. Cars like the E-type and the first XJ sedan were turning points in automotive history. They were groundbreaking, and the E-type in particular reflected the spirit of its times. That relentless modernity also links our historic cars to our current range, and provides one common thread to a Jaguar line-up which is more varied than ever before. Our race cars of the 1950s pioneered engineering advances which influenced our road cars. In the same vein, our Formula E racing team is pioneering a new form of motorsport, and that technology and expertise flows into our road cars. World-class design has always made our cars beautiful. But Jaguar has always combined that visual grace, innovative engineering and our signature performance in a package that our customers need. So Jaguar vehicles weren’t just good-looking and dynamic: They were usable too. That same commitment to understanding the changing needs of modern customers led us to create the F-PACE and E-PACE SUVs, and soon a fully electric Jaguar. The fact that our F-PACE won both the World Car of the Year Award and the World Car Design of the Year Award shows that we are remaining true to the essence of Jaguar, even as the shape of Jaguar changes. And as the Jaguar range grows, it becomes relevant to even more potential customers. We drive the new E-PACE for the first time in this issue. For those of you who already want to order the car, the day it finally arrives can’t come quickly enough. Many E-PACE drivers will be new to Jaguar. We already want to extend a special welcome to those customers from us here at Jaguar, and on behalf of the longstanding marque enthusiasts you’re joining. Your new car is part of an amazing bigger picture, as we hope this issue shows. Ema Forster Customer Contact Programme Senior Manager PHOTOGRAPHY: HANNAH SMILES 6 THEJAGUAR
JAGUAR SERVICING QUALITY SERVICING, QUALITY TIME We understand the value of relaxation. In fact, when you bring your Jaguar in for servicing, we do our best to help you unwind. That’s because at our Approved Service Centres you know your Jaguar is in safe hands; you’ll find expert technicians, Genuine Parts and even complimentary refreshments are all simply part of the service. To book your service, go to jaguar.com THEJAGUAR 7
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.