After making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, Jaguar has taken the top off its most powerful model just in time for summer.. Well, perhaps not here in the UK, but rather than let rain, snow and freezing-fog stop play, Jaguar has chosen to launch its new XKR-S Convertible in sunny Los Angeles during this week’s Auto Show.
News that Aston Martin has been voted the UK’s Coolest Brand for the fifth time in six years got me thinking – What does it mean? How did they get there? And how can other brands get in on the action?
Well we weren’t expecting a Hybrid were we? Be honest, don’t get all smug on hindsight. We were so busy focusing on its looks, dynamics and price point that we paid too little attention to its powerplant, and despite its drop-dead gorgeous looks there’s far more to this new beauty than meets the eye.
With just over a week to go until it’s unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show, Jaguar has released another image – this time of the soon-to-be-revealed C-X16 sports car hiding under the covers during filming in the Graian Italian Alps.
As teasers go, it’s distinctly underwhelming, but it got me thinking about the location of the film shoot and what this tells us about Jaguar’s new 911 rival.
Jaguar’s C-X16 production concept will make its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13, reigniting the hopes and desires of fans who have been patiently waiting for an F-Type.
A memorable Goodwood weekend has drawn to a close with Jaguar remaining the focus of the Festival as 50 years of the E-type were celebrated.
An estimated 180,000 people attended over the four days of the event, breaking previous records for the Festival – now in its 19th year.
If you’re heading over to the Goodwood Festival of Speed during the next 4 days then you’ll get the chance to see this remarkable new sculpture, designed to celebrate the iconic Jaguar E-type’s 50th Anniversary year.
It’s not every day you get to see a brand new Jaguar achieve 165 mph on an airport runway, but that’s exactly what happened when Jaguar’s XKR-S made its debut at the Race the Runway charity event organised by The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
A thought occurred to me this morning when Audi revealed its range-topping R8 GT Spyder, that with most of BMW’s main competitors now retailing cars well above the £100,000 threshold, can we still consider BMW a luxury brand?
Jaguar announced this morning that the C-X75 hybrid supercar, first shown at the Paris motor show last autumn, will go into production with a limited run of 250 cars priced between £700,000 – £900,000 depending on market and local taxes.
The one thing that’s truly bothered me about Jaguar’s XF is its front-end design. When the XF-Concept first appeared at the North American International Auto Show in 2007, it was widely hailed as a stunning return to form and arguably the best looking executive saloon ever produced by the brand.
Call me a sad old romantic, but I love these images of Jaguar’s iconic E-Type and XF in New York. We’re so often presented with press images devoid of any life or emotion, that when these arrived last night I thought it warranted an article all on its own.