Jaguar

Jaguar is a premium automaker whose historic resonance is matched by few others. What we today know as Jaguar Cars started out in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company, which later became S.S. Cars Limited. The name Jaguar was first used in September 1935, although not for the entire company, but rather for a specific sports saloon model on sale back then; the company’s name was officially changed to Jaguar in 1945, as per famed chairman Sir William Lyons’ decision - he remarked that “Unlike the S. S. name, Jaguar is distinctive and cannot be connected or confused with any similar foreign name."

The Coventry, UK-based automaker really made a name for itself after the Second World War with the now iconic XK120, Mark 2, Mark VII, the oh-so famous and widely acclaimed E-Type and more recently the XJ220 supercar (among others). Over the years, it was owned by the British Motor Corporation, then it was independent for a while, and in 1999 it officially became part of the Ford Motor Company. This lasted until 2007, when the Blue Oval announced its intention to sell Jaguar (as well as Land Rover which it also owned at the time) and this happened in 2008. The company that bought it then, India’s Tata Motors, still owns both Jaguar and Land Rover to this day.

Under Tata ownership, Jaguar got a new lease of life and the company started performing better than before - the cars developed under Ford’s ownership didn’t represent Jaguar’s happiest hour (the front-wheel drive Ford Mondeo-based X-Type or the 1999 S-Type that hasn’t really aged very well at all stand testament to that). With Tata at Jaguar’s helm, the company went through a major transformation, ditching its traditionalist approach in search of a new modern direction, one it vowed to pursue without losing its ethos or negating its rich heritage.

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Jaguar's three greatest designs by Frank Stephenson; the E-Type is not on the List

Jaguar’s three greatest designs by Frank Stephenson; the E-Type is not on the List

The famous Automotive Designer takes us through some of the British marques most celebrated automobiles

Automotive designer Frank Stephenson uses his YouTube channel to provide competent judgments and interesting ideas that help expand our knowledge on aesthetics and car design. In his latest video, he discusses the three models from one of my favorite car brands of all time, Jaguar.

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Floating Motors will transform some truly iconic classic car forms into boats

Floating Motors will transform some truly iconic classic car forms into boats

The Italian firm with assistance from Jet Capsule and Lazzarini Design, have come up with this unique concept

Floating Motors is a collaboration between Pierpaolo Lazzarini and Jet Capsule, a company that specializes in manufacturing watercraft. They have now come together and aim to transform some iconic classic car forms into boats.

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E-Type UK Gave This 1964 Jaguar E-Type A New Lease On Life

E-Type UK Gave This 1964 Jaguar E-Type A New Lease On Life

This stunning 1964 Jaguar E-Type underwent a painstaking 3,500-hour restoration process

E-Type UK, the noteworthy classic sports car’s renowned restorer, has completed a comprehensive refurbishment of a prestigious 1964 Series 1 FHC Jaguar E-type, which has been rebuilt to strike a delicate balance of originality and performance.

The Series 1 Jag underwent an intensive restoration process in the experienced hands of E-Type UK’s team of experts, with meticulous attention to detail down to the last bolt. Some serious performance improvements on the car carry this sixties icon right through into the twenty-first century.

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To Celebrate 60 Years of the Bond Franchise, the Petersen Museum has Launched Bond in Motion

To Celebrate 60 Years of the Bond Franchise, the Petersen Museum has Launched Bond in Motion

The exhibit features more than 30 iconic screen-used vehicles and is the largest official gathering of Bond cars in the U.S.

With the latest bond film No Time to Die, there’s no time better time to look back at some of the most exciting Bond movie cars ever. Bond in Motion is the very first formal exhibition in the United States to display actual vehicles that featured in the James Bond film franchise.

The films were produced in conjunction with EON Productions and the Ian Fleming Foundation. The exhibition currently underway at the Petersen Automotive Museum commemorates the 60th anniversary of the 007 films, which began with the release of Dr.No, six decades ago back in 1962.

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This Supercharged 1977 Jaguar XJS V-8 Is Not Your Typical Gran Tourer

This Supercharged 1977 Jaguar XJS V-8 Is Not Your Typical Gran Tourer

This 1977 Jaguar XJS is far from stock, as It features a 462 Chevy V-8 with a big blower on top

You can find some amazing stuff on bringatrailer.com and this Jaguar XJS is a perfect example. Granted, a 1977 Jaguar XJS probably isn’t your first choice of platform for a performance build, but it shows that even a lazy gran tourer, like this Jaguar, can turn into a proper tire-shredding machine. It’s an ambitious father and son project that’s actually finished (yes, such a thing is possible) and now, it’s for sale.

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2021 Jaguar XF and XE R-Dynamic Black

2021 Jaguar XF and XE R-Dynamic Black

The new R-Dynamic Black pack further improves the look of the XE and the XF

Last year, Jaguar launched the R-dynamic package for the smaller Jaguar XE, and for 2022, the Jaguar XF joins the party. However, for 2022, we’re looking at the R-Dynamic Black package that brings a lot of new standard features to the XF and adds some extras that the XE didn’t get last year.

For starters, both models will feature black mirror cams, 19-inch wheels, red brake calipers, and black window trim. The XE and XF now feature privacy glass (tinted windows) and the panoramic sunroof. While other black accents have been added to the front grille, fender vents, and badging. On the inside, the XE features a Gloss Grey Figured Ebony interior whill the XF gets Charcoal Ash wood veneer. Bright pedal faces land below the dash while the XF now comes with an improved cabin lighting system with 30 colors as opposed to the original 10.

As for the powertrain, both cars in R-Dynamic Black trim come with the 2.0-liter four-cyliner engine with a thirst for gasoline or diesel. If you opt for the diesel powertrain, you’ll have the added benefit of Jaguar’s new 48-Volt mild-hybrid system. An eight-speed automatic sends power to the rear wheels of each car. In terms of power output, those equipped with a gasoline engine will deliver either 250 or 300 horsepower while the diesel model will give just 204 ponies. The most powerful XE will get you to 60 mph in around 5.6 seconds while the XF will make the same sprint in 5.8 seconds. Top speed for both is limited to 155 mph.

The new R-Dynamic Black Edition is available for order now and starts out at £33,740 for the XE or £37,535 for the XF. As of the time of this writing, those figures computer to $46,634 and $51,879, respectively.

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Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!

Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!

The Mercedes, BMW, and the Alfa Romeo make identical horsepower, whereas the Jaguar makes more than them!

The ‘Carwow’ team brought four performance SUVs to the drag strip for a series of straight-line races. The contenders include a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, a BMW X3 M Competition, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and a Jaguar F-Pace SVR. Three of the four SUVs make identical 510 horses, whereas the Jaguar trumps them all with 40 extra ponies. But, it is also the heaviest. Does it nullify Jaguar’s advantage?

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic Black

2022 Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic Black

A few black elements will further enhance the mean look of the Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar has updated the F-Pace a bit for the 2022 model year, and one of the biggest highlights is the new R-Dynamic Black Edition. This new special edition includes the Black Pack, which comes with the following black highlights:

Gloss black mirror caps Fixed panoramic roof Privacy glass Gloss black grille and grille surround Gloss black window surrounds Gloss black fender vents Gloss black rear valance Gloss black badges

On top of the gloss black accents, this special edition also rides on 20-inch “Style 1067” wheels finish in Gloss Black with red brake calipers to offer a hint of contrast. Exterior colors aren’t limited to what you see here, either. You can opt for one solid finish, seven different metallic finishes, or two premium metallic paints.

The interior comes with Satin Charcoal Ash veneers and bright metal pedals. The Premium Cabin lighting system offers up a choice of 30 different ambient lighting colors. Of course, none of this comes without a cost, and the whole deal starts at £46,765 or roughly $64,664 at current exchange rates.

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This Pristine 1994 Jaguar XJ220 With 1800 Miles On The Clock Could Fetch Close To Half-a-Million Dollars At An Auction!

This Pristine 1994 Jaguar XJ220 With 1800 Miles On The Clock Could Fetch Close To Half-a-Million Dollars At An Auction!

The XJ220 was one of the most underrated supercars of the 90s

A Jaguar XJ220 with only 1800 miles on the clock has come up for sale on Bring-A-Trailer. The XJ220 briefly held the title for the fastest car in the world in the early 90s until it was excised by the Mclaren F1.

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2021 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Unleashed

2021 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Unleashed

E Type UK has released "Unleashed" - a brand responsible for reimagining the classic E-Type in a modern world

E-Type UK, a brand that’s well known for restoring classic Jaguar E-Types with utmost precision has decided to take a different path with the announcement of the new brand “Unleased.” This new sub-brand won’t only restore classic Jaguar E-Types, but will bring them into the modern world via a hefty list of updates that some purists might find a little offensive. Of course, if you keep an open mind, you’ll find that Unleashed is doing something pretty cool.

The first Unleashed model is based on the E-Type Series 3, and as you can see from the pictures we have here, this car looks every bit like a classic E-Type, albeit with a few exterior enhancements, like the wrap-around chrome, custom made grille, and the new badging. More chrome can be found around back, and you can’t ignore the new 16-inch wheels, either.

Basic enhancements inside help the cabin feel more luxurious, including the new aluminum center console, updated and custom-made leather seats, and the piano black dashboard. Beyond this, however, is where the controversy really comes into play. See, this classic E-Type is a lot more modern than you’d expect, even if you don’t notice at first glance. Modern enhancements include an engine start button, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, surround sound speakers, a heated windshield, and a complete air conditioning system. If you’re able to get past that, the powertrain under the hood will really get you excited.

The original 5.3-liter V-12 has been re-engineered and each of the 12 cylinders bored out, pushing the 272 horsepower of the early 1970s to a health 400 horsepower. Displacement has obviously grown, with the engine now displacing 6.1-liters vs. 5.3-liters. The engine is also mated to a new five-speed manual gearbox and features a bespoke chassis with a completely new steering, suspension, and brake setup.

As you can imagine, an Unleashed E-Type Series 3 doesn’t come cheap. The program starts at £325,000 or about $512,825 at current exchange rates. And, by the way, that doesn’t include the suitable doner car, which according to Classic.com can get quite expensive. The lowest sale ever was $13,200 while the highest price is $254,252. The most recent sale commanded $87,319. Is a modernized E-Type Series 3 worth well beyond a half-million bones? You tell us what you think in the comments section below!

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Jaguar Land Rover Is Making Big Moves to Fix Its Reputation

Jaguar Land Rover Is Making Big Moves to Fix Its Reputation

Jaguar and Land Rover has been plagued with quality and reliability problems, but that’s starting to change

When an automaker is in turbulent times, sometimes all it takes is the right person to turn it all around. Take Jaguar and Land Rover for example – two companies that have been plagued by quality and reliability issues to the point that the whole world knows just how bad they really are. And I’m not even exaggerating, either. In What Car’s 2020 reliability survey, Land Rover landed dead last in position No. 31 with a score of 78.2-percent, or 10-percent less than Renault at 87.6-percent in position No. 30. Jaguar did a little better in position 21 with a score of 91.8-percent, but you get the idea – neither company is known for two things that matter the most. There was even a protest at JLR’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018 over poor performance. For 2021 and beyond, however, both brands could very well see a completely different fortune.

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1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe By Electrogenic

1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe By Electrogenic

Is this EV-converted aguar E-Type the Ultimate Resto-Mod?

For better or worse, there has been a notable tendency for classic car EV conversions. This 1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe is the latest example thanks to the masters at Electrogenic. On the outside, the "Jag" looks like a well-executed classic restoration, but under the elegant body, there’s a modern electric drivetrain. It was recently announced, just ahead of the London Classic Car Show where the car will make its debut and celebrate its 60th anniversary.

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1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe converted by Electrogenic

1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe converted by Electrogenic

Electrogenic found a way to make the E-Type even cooler: by adding an electric powertrain

Remember back in 2017 when Jaguar showcased that 1968 1.5 Series Roadster with an all-electric powertrain? Dubbed the Jaguar E-Type Zero, that car was created to “future-proof classic car ownership.” Taking it a step further, it’s also the only electric sports coupe that Jaguar has actually ever made – at least for now, as the company is supposed to go all electric by 2025. But, that’s a story for another time. So, why am I talking about the E-Type Zero? Well, another company known as Electrogenic has managed to give an old 1967 Jaguar 1.25-series E-Type Coupe (the one bult primarily for the U.S. market) an all-electric powertrain. Is it crazy? Sure; and may even it’ll rub a few enthusiasts the wrong way. But at least this car will be able to cruise through the city after non-EVs are outright banned.

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After Failing To Take On BMW and Audi, Jaguar Makes An Even Bigger Mistake

After Failing To Take On BMW and Audi, Jaguar Makes An Even Bigger Mistake

Jaguar couldn’t take on regular luxury brands, so it thinks it can fight Porsche and Bentley

If you don’t think Jaguar has been confused about what it’s doing lately, then you should probably pay a little more attention. As an example, back in 2019, Jaguar teased its new XJ electric saloon at the reveal of the 2020 Land Rover Defender launch event. The very next day Jaguar said there’s still life in saloons and sports cars, claiming to never give into the SUV craze. And, this is where things start to get a little wonky…..

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Jaguar Classic Reveals E-Type 60 Collection

Jaguar Classic Reveals E-Type 60 Collection

Paying tribute to the two cars displayed back in ’61 at the Geneva Motor Show

When the Jaguar E-Type was unveiled in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, so many people wanted to go on a test run with the coupe that Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons had to have a second car, with a roadster body, delivered from Coventry overnight. That is how special the E-Type was, and to celebrate its 60th anniversary, Jaguar will be prepping 12 restored 3.8 E-Types – six 9600 HP coupes and 77 RW roadsters.

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The Jaguar XJ is Dead, and The Rest of the Lineup Might Follow

The Jaguar XJ is Dead, and The Rest of the Lineup Might Follow

Jaguar plans big changes in the near future

With the increasing expansion of electric vehicles, more and more car companies are rethinking their strategies. One of the latest cases is Jaguar. The esteemed car manufacturer from Great Britain will be making a complete transition to electric propulsion in the coming years. This means that some of our favorite models from Jaguar will undoubtedly face extinction, starting with the flagship sedan – XJ. What does this mean for the rest of the brand’s current lineup? How much of it will be left and what can we expect in the future?

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Jaguar Brings The Iconic C-Type Back To Life With A Continuation Series

Jaguar Brings The Iconic C-Type Back To Life With A Continuation Series

Jaguar’s fourth continuation series car is the Le Mans-winning C-Type

British automaker Jaguar has just announced a new continuation series for one of its legendary classic models, the C-Type. A race car originally built from 1951 to 1953, the C-Type joins the D-Type, Lightweight E-Type, and XKSS on Jaguar’s list of classic cars revived through the company’s Continuation project.

Just like the cars before it, the C-Type Continuation will be built to original specs using data from the brand’s archive and by scanning on original model. Only eight will be built, adding to the 53 examples that Jaguar assembled in the 1950s.

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2021 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag GT by Eagle

2021 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag GT by Eagle

It’s a modern-day successor in the true sense

Most would agree that many great cars came from the 1960s. It was a time of style, performance, and competitive spirit. Although these days are long gone, the people who remember them and those who want to familiarize themselves with the vintage motoring experience, companies like Eagle are recreating the old formula with a touch of refinement.

Eagle is a small British car company that has been making some of the most exciting Jaguar E-Types for over 35 years now. The Eagle Low Drag GT is said to be the ultimate way of experiencing Jaguar’s vintage motorsports prowess. But just how much E-Type is there in it?

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2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible - Driven

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible - Driven

Jaguar’s sporty convertible has some strong selling points, but is it Porsche 911 and Mercedes SL good?

It took 27 years for the Jaguar F-Type to be born, with its roots tracing all the way back to the XJ41 and XJ42 concepts of 1986. There was also the F-Type Concept back in 2000 and the C-X16 Concept in 2011. Finally, in 2013, this sexy two-seater grand tourer was born and – oddly enough – it was launched as a convertible first with the coupe model to follow a year later. That is, technically where the F-Type’s story stops as it’s been on the market ever since, soldiering on as a first-generation model. It was facelifted in 2019 for the 2020 model year and we’ve been wondering if the now-seven-year-old F-Type has aged as well as other dinosaurs on the market like the Dodge Challenger (2008) and Nissan GT-R (2007). Well, we finally got behind the wheel of the Jaguar F-Type P380 AWD, and let’s just say that we had a lot of fun. This is what you need to know about it.

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2020 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV

2020 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV

This is the British automaker’s all-electric virtual endurance race car coming to Gran Turismo in 2021

Jaguar has come up with the Vision Gran Turismo SV, a concept car for the Gran Turismo video game that’s coming up for the PS5 in 2021. Following up on last year’s Vision Gran Turismo Coupe, this all-electric car comes with four motors that churn out almost 1,900 horses combined!

The company calls it the “ultimate virtual endurance racer” and pays homage to many models from the past. The circuit board livery even has references to the 1951 C-Type and the 1954 D-Type’s Le Mans debuts. Can we have a production version of this, please?

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What is the Cheapest Jaguar?

The cheapest Jaguar you can buy right now in the US is the XE sedan, available from $36,995. It’s Jaguar’s rival for the BMW 3 Series and what it brings to the table are razor sharp handling (among the best-in-class), sleek, sporty exterior design and a surprisingly comfortable ride. Its biggest downfall was always the cramped interior, though, which, before the recent facelift, didn’t feel especially premium - it had a low rent feel compared to premium rivals. This has been addressed with the recent refresh, but there’s nothing Jaguar could do about the mildly claustrophobic feel that occupants get inside.

What is the Sportiest Jaguar?

The sportiest series production Jaguar currently on sale has to be the F-Type. As its name suggests, its makers intended for it to be the spiritual successor to the highly acclaimed E-Type of the 1960s. It is a traditional coupe, with its longitudinally-positioned engine sending its power to the rear wheels (or to all four, depending on which version you go for). It is available as either a coupe or a convertible, powered by four-, six- or eight-cylinder engines, so it caters to a wide range of potential buyers. Jaguar also builds some limited series models that are sportier than the standard F-Tye, though, like the F-Type Project 7 (only 250 made) or the bonkers XE SV Project 8 (just 300 will be made), which is the most powerful road-going Jaguar ever (more powerful than the XJ220 supercar of the 1990s).

What is the Most Popular Jaguar?

Given that SUVs and crossovers are hugely popular these days, you’d think that the most popular Jaguar model is a high-rider. And you’d be right, because it’s the F-Pace, the larger of the company’s two available SUV models. Its sales peak was in 2017, when a total of 76,350 units were sold worldwide. The XE and XF sedans are also fairly popular too, selling 30,000 to 40,000 units per year each. Jaguar’s smallest SUV, the E-Pace, sold 42,186 units in 2018, its first full year on sale. The company’s first all-electric vehicle, the i-Pace sold just over 5,000 units in 2018 (also its first full year on sale).

What is the Most Expensive Jaguar?

Believe it or not, the most expensive Jaguar you can currently buy new is an all-electric version of the classic E-Type (called E-Type Zero). The price is quite astronomical, though - close to $1.1-million. The second most expensive new Jag is the XE SV Project 8, an extreme track-focused version of the XE with 592 horsepower which will set you back from $189,000. Aside from these two rather special vehicles, the most expensive regular production car is the top-spec version of the XJ. Called the XJR575, it packs 575 horsepower and has a starting price of just over $123,000.

What is the Fastest Jaguar?

The fastest Jaguar on sale right now is the XE SV Project 8. Its supercharged V-8 puts out 592 horsepower, has a claimed sprint time from naught to 60 mph of 3.3 seconds and its top speed is 200 mph (322 km/h). It’s not the fastest road-going Jaguar ever, though, as that distinction will probably remain with the early-to-mid 1990s Jaguar XJ220, a proper mid-engined supercar whose top speed was recorded at 212.3 mph (341.7 km/h). It’s unlikely that another production Jag (that we know of) will ever come close to beating it, especially since the automaker’s last attempt at making a supercar, the C-X75, failed. It was a vehicle with a top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h), but it was killed close to the end of its development cycle with no sign that anything similar might be undertaken in the near future.

Are Jaguar Cars Reliable?

Jaguar reliability is a mixed bag, so owner experiences do vary quite dramatically. There are many quite vocal current (and now former) Jaguar owners who express their dissatisfaction on forums, and even though most say the cars themselves aren’t inherently bad (they praise them for being beautiful and very good to drive); they report very frequent problems with their car - opinions seem to be mostly negative, although there are still plenty of owners out there who are generally pleased with their purchase. Main problems reported by owners have to do with the drivetrain, electronics as well as frequent squeaks, rattles and leaks.