The Jaguar Land Rover webcast from this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will be worth tuning in for one reason and one reason only – the new XFR-S. It’s loud, proud and impossible to miss in its bright French Racing Blue paintwork.
A little over 18 months after the XKR-S was launched, it’s time for the XF to seize its moment in the spotlight. Powered by the same 542bhp supercharged AJ-V8 5.0-litre engine, the XFR-S will take the fight to BMW’s M5, which until now has been the most powerful executive saloon on sale.
Nicko McBrain is best known as the drummer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, but that doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate the powerful elegance of a Jaguar XKR-S.
Last month we featured an Infographic showing the Best of the Bond vehicle gadgets, featuring twelve of the film’s most clever cars. This time we’ve got a real test of your Bond-car knowledge with twenty-four of the wild, weird and wacky that have made an appearance since Doctor No. first appeared in 1962.
Have you ever wondered how a speedboat would look if it was designed to the same philosophy as Jaguar’s range of cars? Well, Design Director Ian Callum did and has turned his vision into the ‘Concept Speedboat’ to mark the launch of Jaguar’s new XF Sportbrake.
With the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, due for release in the UK on 26th October, we thought it would be fun to share an infographic which explores the history of Bond cars and their vehicle-related gadgets.
Last week American singer songwriter Lana Del Rey performed her new track, ‘Burning Desire’, to an audience of VIP’s in the gardens of the 18th century Musée Rodin in Paris. It marked the beginning of a global programme to promote Jaguar’s new F-TYPE, the company’s first two-seater sports car since the iconic E-type was launched more than 50 years ago.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director of Jaguar, will be performing his own ode to the new F-TYPE at a press conference tomorrow morning – from 07:00-07:15 BST (08:00-08:15 CEST/ local time), however his rendition will be in the form of a slide-show rather than the musical performance provided by Miss Del Rey.
Without further ado, let’s get stuck in to the detail of the all-new F-TYPE. There will be three variants available at launch – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S. Each is distinguished by the power output of its supercharged petrol engine with all engines featuring stop/start technology to maximise efficiency.
While we await tomorrow’s Livestream broadcast from the Paris Motor Show – at 7:00am British Summer Time (8:00 CET) if you’re interested, we thought you’d like to see a full hi-res gallery of Jaguar’s new F-TYPE in all its splendour.
You’ve got to hand it to Jaguar, despite last week’s leaked photo of the new F-TYPE, they’ve stuck resolutely to their launch schedule, releasing teaser videos (above) and reminding us that all will be revealed in Paris on Wednesday (26th).
Luxury sports car maker, Aston Martin, has sat atop the CoolBrands index since 2010, outdoing the likes of Apple, Rolex, Harley Davidson and Nike, but in this 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, the brand which made Britain’s most revered MI6 agent has dropped behind Apple and YouTube, into a lowly third place.