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The Curve WINTER 2018
The Curve WINTER 2018 GEAR RIDE THE WAVES Wish you could walk on water? Well, now you can do the next best thing. Meet the Manta5, the world’s most advanced hydrofoil bike. Ridden like a jetski but powered by pedals with assistance from an electric motor, the Manta5 hydrofoil bike allows you to cleave a path through the choppiest swells. The frame is made of lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum, and the ‘wings’ or hydrofoils of carbon fiber help keep the New Zealand-designed craft’s weight down to just 48.5 lbs, meaning you can carry it over your shoulder to the shoreline. Once in the water, just start pedaling, and in seconds, you’ll build up enough power to skim across the surface of the water at up to 9 mph, thanks to the 400 W e-bike motor, which is linked to a waterproof, rechargeable, lithium-ion battery. The Manta5’s sleek, ergonomic design makes it easy to transport – it can be packed into the trunk of a car – so you can take it wherever you find open water. Your next seaside trip just got even more exciting… 14 THEJAGUAR
URBAN LIVING EMERALD CITY While Berlin hogs the limelight for its trendy bars and thrumming startup sector, another Teutonic city has taken pole position: This year Monocle declared Munich the most liveable city in the world. The British global culture magazine singled out Munich’s “excellent infrastructure,” “booming economy” and “proximity to nature with appreciation for culture.” But it’s the Bavarian city’s environmental credentials that make it a cut above. Among its oldest eco-friendly initiatives is Green City e.V., set up by a handful of locals in 1990. Today it’s a nearly 1,500-strong army of volunteers promote a greener, more pleasant lifestyle. They’ve helped oversee initiatives ranging from the introduction of the Louie cargo e-bike, a large bicycle that can be rented for up to three days to lug heavy items across the city, to the annual Street Life Festival, which transforms Munich’s main street, the Leopoldstraße and Ludwigstraße, into a pedestrianized haven for more than 200,000 people. But that’s not all that’s happening on the green front. The city’s fleet of taxis has now been augmented with 10 all-electric Jaguar I-PACE taxis, doing its bit to help reduce the overall level of emissions, which is one of the highest in Germany. Rides in the new, green taxis will be subsidized by the municipality, making fares €0.20 cheaper per kilometer than the gas and diesel alternatives. It’s all part of an ambition to make Munich not just Germany’s most liveable city, but also its greenest. LIKE WITH THE BEST CARS, FORM EFFORTLESSLY “MEETS FUNCTION STYLE FULL METTLE JACKET Like with the best cars, form effortlessly meets function in this quality addition to your style repertoire. The Private White V.C. x Jaguar Driving Jacket is the result of a creative collaboration between Jaguar designers Ian Callum and Wayne Burgess, and the high-end British design house Private White V.C., who craft all their products in a century-old factory in Manchester, using fabric woven in the UK. With performance fabrics, secure storage and an elegant cut, it is meticulously designed to be the ultimate car coat. It features a fully waterproof and windproof cotton Ventile outer, with a two-way Riri zipper for maximum comfort. The detachable, 100% wool flannel gilet is zip fastened, making the garment well suited for all seasons; you can wear the cozy gilet on its own as layering, use the jacket as outerwear for summer showers, or combine the two for colder weather. Eight pockets add plenty of versatility. The limited-edition Private White V.C. x Jaguar jacket has individually hand-numbered labels, making this a real collector’s item. Priced at £595 (0), it is available in six sizes at shop.jaguar.com. THEJAGUAR 15
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.