| 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?
JAGUAR XJ: 50 YEARS OF AN ICON 50 YEARS OF AN ICON FROM 1968 TO TODAY, THE XJ SEDAN SERIES HAS STEERED AN ELEGANT PATH EPITOMIZING JAGUAR’S LONG-HELD VALUES OF LUXURY, BEAUTY AND POWER. WE TAKE A LOOK AT ITS KEY MODELS BY WAY OF SOME OF THE GREAT INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS THAT HELPED MAKE EACH RELEASE YEAR SPECIAL WORDS: GUY BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPA FOXTROTT 70 THEJAGUAR
Out of the many exceptional vehicle models Jaguar has created over the years, none can boast the longevity and luxury of the XJ sedan. It’s a lineage Jaguar’s current Director of Design Ian Callum knows extremely well, starting with the launch of the original XJ in September 1968, whose perfect lines bowled him over at the tender age of 14. “Of all the Jaguar vehicles that I’ve lived through and watched materialize, the XJ6 Series 1 has been my favorite,” he recalls somewhat wistfully. “It was at a significant point in my life where I could see things in a way I had never seen before… proportion, stance and all that good stuff we go on about endlessly now. That car had it, and had it completely.” The XS was mechanically ahead of its time too, with advanced suspension for significantly improved ride refinement and smooth but powerful engines – all the qualities that became synonymous with Jaguar sedans. So much so, the esteemed CAR magazine crowned it Car of the Year for 1968. In the ensuing 50 years Jaguar’s designers and engineers have focused on a steady evolution of that template, never following fashion, but always looking to enhance and improve on the established and justified reputation of the XJ as one of the finest ways to travel on the planet. European models shown. THEJAGUAR 71
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.