| A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve
| The inside line on the creation of the revolutionary I-PACE
| Reinventing a classic: meet the E-type Concept Zero
| Fifty years of the iconic XJ saloon
| Exclusive interview with tennis star Johanna Konta
| Can supercomputers revolutionise art?
The Curve SUMMER 2018
The Curve SUMMER 2018 CITIES LITERARY INSPIRATION With 1.2 million books lining its shelves, you’re unlikely to struggle for anything to read at the Tianjin Binhai Library in China. Its spectacular futuristic design, which went from first sketch to doors opening in just 36 months, was created by Dutch architects MVRDV in collaboration with local architects TUPDI. The two studios wanted to give visitors the feeling of being lost in a sea of words, and chose to create series of undulating ‘bookshelves’ that pulse up and out around a central spherical auditorium. The shelves, however, aren’t actually stacked with real books. Instead, they are a playful illusion made from printed images that work as steps and seating for visitors. The effect is inspiring, and it might just be the best coworking space in the world. “ STYLE FOOTWEAR FOR THE FUTURE 20,000 3D PRINTED STRUTS CAN EACH BE TWEAKED TO THE INDIVIDUAL WEARER’S POSTURE AND GAIT The 3D printing revolution has resulted in machines that can create computer parts, food and even entirely new 3D printers within minutes. And now, you can wear 3D printed shoes. Adidas’ Futurecraft 4D sneakers are an intriguing wonder of modern additive manufacturing. The midsole is made up of 20,000 3D printed struts, each of which can be finetuned to the individual wearer’s posture and gait. The end result? A unique piece of apparel that’s made just for your feet. Little wonder that the individually tailored manufacturing process is being considered for use in the company’s professional basketball shoes. adidas.com PHOTOGRAPHY: OSSIP VAN DUIVENBODE/MVRDV/VG BILD KUNST, ADIDAS, PR (2) 10 THEJAGUAR
F-PACE SVR BORN TO RUN Stunning performance, unsurpassed luxury and cutting-edge technology lie at the heart of the work done by Jaguar Land Rover’s specialist manufacturing unit, Special Vehicle Operations. Working from its brand new, .1 million Technical Center in Warwickshire, England, its engineers apply their sharp skills to standard Jaguar vehicles and elevate them to an exciting new level. The 2019 Jaguar F-PACE SVR is the latest car to receive the SVR treatment, combining breathtaking performance and agility with comfort, luxury and practicality. An SUV with the DNA of a sports car, it is the most driverfocused F-PACE variant to date with a full suite of unique features that will enliven your senses as you take to the roads. At its heart is a 550HP 5.0 liter Supercharged V8 gas engine, capable of taking the vehicle from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds * . The new SVR aerodynamic package is based on state-of-the-art aerodynamics research and includes a number of design updates to the body: The specially developed fenders, lower body sides and hood are unique to the F-PACE SVR and have been added to allow for improved air flow that will help reduce drag and lift. A rear flip spoiler aids high-speed stability, while the upgraded brakes enhanced steering and lightweight forged wheels deliver greater control and more immediate dynamic response and traction. Inside, the SVR introduces new materials like carbon fiber and a variety of updated cabin elements, including an SVR branded steering wheel and new aluminum paddle shifters. And the F-PACE SVR doesn’t just look and feel different, it also sounds truly special, thanks to the Variable Valve Active Exhaust delivering a louder, distinctive multicylinder soundtrack that’s sure to turn heads. *Always follow local speed limits. AN SUV WITH THE DNA OF A SPORTS CAR, IT IS THE MOST DRIVER- FOCUSED F-PACE “VARIANT TO DATE 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.