Jaguar F-Type arrives in U.S. showrooms this month and, in order to promote the sports car the company launched a global advertising and marketing campaign called "Your Turn." It will include span across TV, cinema, print, digital, mobile and tablet, as well as experiential and social media. The first commercial aired a few days ago during the season finale of ABC’s ’Once Upon A Time’.
Jaguar is also offering you the possibility to test drive the new F-Type sports roadster, so if you want to be among the winners, go on Jaguar USA’s Facebook page and let them know why you should be one of the first to win a test drive in the all-new Jaguar F-Type!
Four winners will be selected based on their submission and the test drives will be held in different regions of the country: New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. The drives will be filmed and shared across Jaguar USA’s social channels.
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Mercedes already announced its intention to participate in this year’s Mille Miglia road rally and today it’s Jaguar’s turn to announce its lineup for the Italian revival rally. The British company will enter the rally with three C-Type models, three XK120s and five new F-Type sports roadsters.
Jaguar has curated a unique team for its Jaguar Heritage Racing entry, including six-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy, Le Mans winner Andy Wallace, Sir Williams Lyons’ grandson Michael Quinn, 20th Century Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos, fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo Jr, David Gandy and Yasmin Le Bon. All we can say is that this year’s Mille Miglia rally is shaping up to be quite an interesting race.
This video shows Jaguar Chief Development Engineer Norman Dewis joining some of the 2013 team at Goodwood Motor Circuit in an exclusive driver training session.
Mille Miglia 2013 will be held from May 16th through May 19th, 2013.
Okay guys, we have a question for you: who is Raquel Pomplun? You likely have no idea, unless you are a frequent reader of Playboy; and we’re sure you have neeever looked at that… Well, to shine some light on this beauty, she is the 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year!
So, what does she and the F-Type have in common? Well, they are both gorgeous. And that’s the exact reason why Jaguar selected Pomplun to promote its new F-Type sports roadster.
This is just a teaser video of the photo shot and we’re pretty sure the pictures will arrive shortly!
As a reminder, the F-Type is offered in three different trim levels: F-Type, F-Type S, and F-Type V8 S. The base model delivers a total of 340 horsepower, the S version goes up to 380 horsepower and the V-8 version delivers a total of 495 horsepower.
Just the other days, the F-Type Coupe was revealed in a series of leaked patent drawings. Today the car was finally caught testing for the first time and, according to our spy photographers, it was pretty difficult to obtain the shots.
To no one’s surprise, there were tons of security guys around the area, so getting the picture required some war tactics, as our spy photographers hid in the cargo area of his SUV and he was forced to shoot through the tinted windows. This is why we have no clear photos showing the rear angle, but were still happy to see that Jaguar is finally testing the next F-Type Coupe.
Just like with the Roadster version, the Coupe will be offered in two V-6 versions and one V-8, but as previously reported, it may also get some R and R-S versions sometime in the future.
We expect the Jaguar F-Type Coupe to hit the market sometime in 2014. Full story
Earlier this year at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Jaguar unveiled the 2014 XKR-S GT - a special edition initially intended to be limited to only 30 units, but due to high demand, increased to 50 units. Now, in an interview with Edmunds, Jaguar’s design studio director Wayne Burgess confirmed that the company plans to offer more R-S GT models.
Burgess said that the R-S GT line will become something similar to the Black Series models offered by Mercedes. He said that starting at this point, all the future models will get an "R" version, while the "R-S" version will be offered for more extreme enthusiast-focused variants. He added that the "R-S GT" badge will be used for for limited-run, hand-built special editions.
While Burgess offered no details on the next model to get the GT treatment, we expect to see it applied to either the XFR-S or the new F-Type roadster.
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In the past few years, we have heard lots of rumors about a possible Jaguar crossover, but up to this point we had no official confirmation.
Today is a new day and with this new day comes a very soft confirmation of this crossover. In Europe, Jaguar has trademarked two nameplates — Q-Type and XQ — following the same tradition as the current models, like the F-Type and XF. We have no idea on what models the new nameplates will be used for, but the "Q" in the nomenclature has surely something to do with an SUV.
Previous rumors suggested that the Jaguar SUV could be based on a the Range Rover Sport platform, but it is quite unlikely. Instead the model could use the same platform as the smaller Evoque. As for the engine lineup, Jaguar will likely offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a 2.0-liter diesel engine. A 3.0-liter V-6 diesel is another possibility.
Apparently China will play a big part in Jaguar’s decision on offering an SUV or not.
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Jaguar announced its intentions to release a coupe version of the F-Type once the roadster version hit the market. Until now, however, the car has never been spotted testing anywhere around the world, so we had to just trust Jaguar’s word.
Today, we can add some substance to Jag’s claim, as leaked patent drawings of the F-Type Coupe have made their way onto the Internet and they reveal the final design of the sports coupe. Not that it’s very hard to imagine how an F-Type Coupe would look like, since you are essentially slapping a fixed roof on top of the F-Type Roadster. Reports point toward everything else being borrowed from the roadster version, including the exterior look and the engine lineup.
The F-Type Coupe will arrive on the market sometime in 2014 and will be followed by a more powerful R version. A Sport Brake version has also been rumored, but we doubt we are ever going to see it.
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In the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno got behind the wheel of one of his personal cars: an original 1963 Jaguar E-Type (XKE to be more precise). This is the second classic E-Type owned by Leno; the other one is a Roadster model that is heavily modified.
However, as Jay Leno is a big fan of the original cars, he bought this 1963 XKE from a lady which owned it for 50 years.
The 1963 XKE is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 265 horsepower. The model could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds and could go up to a top speed of 149 mph – all respectable numbers for an older car.
Check this video to see what Jay Leno has to say about this amazing sports car and if he is pleased or not about his acquisition.
As promised today, April 24th, Jaguar has dropped its long awaited "Desire" - a movie that tells the story of Clark, played by actor Damian Lewis, and features the all-new F-Type.
Clark is a man who delivers cars for a living and gets into trouble after encountering a mysterious, young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) in the middle of the desert. But could it be that simple? Apparently not because in the desert nothing is simple!
The stars of this short movie are: Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, Shannyn Sossamon and Jordi Mollà. The music is played by BRIT award winner Lana Del Rey. In fact, the F-Type also stared in one of Del Rey’s previously launched clips: "Burning Desire."
The highly anticipated short film was shown for the first time at London’s The O2, after the festival’s opening press conference, which attracted media from all over the world. You can enjoy the video above.
Tiff Needell has put face to face two models that have kept themselves in headlines in the past few months: the Jaguar F-Type and the new-generation Porsche 911 Cabrio. To keep the battle fair, Needell had to opt for the F-Type V6 S version; a model that delivers a total of 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque.
Even so, the 911 Cabrio has quite a disadvantage, as it only delivers 345 horsepower - 35 horsepower less than the F-Type. But the F-Type is about 353 pounds heavier, so it looks like we are in for quite a fair fight, or are we? Check out the above video to see which of the two roadsters is the fastest!
Regardless of which one wins, we wouldn’t mind having either one at our disposal, despite the fact that we definitely prefer the looks of the F-Type. Enjoy!