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 is Bringing Back the C-Type, and the First One Has Already Been Built

Jaguar is Bringing Back the C-Type, and the First One Has Already Been Built

Seven more units will follow

Jaguar unveiled the C-Type in 1951 and production ended in 1953. But, despite the two years production run only 53 C-Type units were built, 43 of which arrived at private owners, mostly in the U.S. As you can imagine, finding one is very difficult, and when you do it gets very expensive. Usually, the C-Type is being sold at auction for more than $5 million. But now Jaguar has a solution: as part of the C-Type 70th anniversary, the company decided to build the C-Type Continuation - a model built to the original specs using data from the brand’s archive and by scanning an original model. Only eight will be built, and after more than a year of development, the first unit is finally ready to hit the road - just in time to celebrate 70 years since the C-Type won the Reims Grand Prix Meeting on 29 June 1952.

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Jaguar's Latest Plans Prove that Electric "Sports" SUVs are the Future

Jaguar’s Latest Plans Prove that Electric "Sports" SUVs are the Future

The first model should arrive in 2025

The Covid pandemic affected Jaguar sales very bad: in 2020 alone sales were down 13.6% when compared to the previous year. In fact, right now, the company’s lineup includes only five models, three of which are SUVs. Things will continue the same in the future, but on an all-electrical level. Jaguar plans to launch three new electric SUVs in the next few years, with pricing for the cheapest starting at £100,000 ($121,000 at the current exchange rates) - a price that will bring the brand into Bentley territory. Jaguar hopes to sell around 50,000-60,000 units a year, significantly increasing the sales figures of the brand.

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This Electric 1952 Jaguar XK120 Comes Straight From the Ocean

This Electric 1952 Jaguar XK120 Comes Straight From the Ocean

Lunaz recreates the Jaguar XK120 as an all-electric, sustainable, driver’s machine while reducing the carbon footprint to a minium

Over the years, Jaguar has made some of the most beautiful vehicles. While the E-Type generally gets the spotlight, the 1948 to 1954 Jaguar XK120 is just as impressive. Moreover, UK-based company, Lunaz, dabbles in restoring and converting classic vehicles to zero-emissions EVs, and their latest project is based, precisely, on the elegant, British roadster. The Jaguar XK120 by Lunaz isn’t just about zero emissions. It’s also about sustainability and the whole vehicle has been restored using recycled waste from the oceans.

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The Jaguar F-Type Will Be the Last ICE-Powered Jaguar Sports Car, But What Comes Next?

The Jaguar F-Type Will Be the Last ICE-Powered Jaguar Sports Car, But What Comes Next?

Jaguar has a new roadmap that aims to push the brand deeper into luxury territory

Jaguar aims to move even further upmarket with a big push toward being a brand that’s rooted “firmly in luxury.” A brief look at Jaguar’s history, however, paints a picture of a brand with sports car heritage at its core. This new shift upmarket and the fact that the F-Type is set to bow out in the near future, calls the brand’s future heritage into question. Is there still room for sports cars in Jaguar’s future plans, and how can the brand carry on its long-running heritage? It won’t be with the internal combustion engine, that’s for sure.

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The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 Brings Racing History Into the Present

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 Brings Racing History Into the Present

It is inspired by the success of the 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 LM

More than two years after its official launch, the F-Pace SVR finally got its first special edition. Built by Jaguar’s SV Bespoke division, the new F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 pays tribute to the success of the Jaguar XJR-9 LM racer at the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans. The model will make its dynamic debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23-26.

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Jaguar F-Type v Lexus LC500: Two Beasts Lock Horns In An Intense Battle For Supremacy

Jaguar F-Type v Lexus LC500: Two Beasts Lock Horns In An Intense Battle For Supremacy

The Jaguar F-Type and the Lexus LC500 are quite different from each other, and that makes for an interesting race

Sam for ‘Sam CarLegion’ staged yet another drag race and uploaded the video on his YouTube channel. This time, he had the Jaguar F-Type and the Lexus LC500 on the drag strip with him. Both the cars feature a 5.0-liter V-8 under the hood, but that is pretty much where all the similarities end. One car’s got a supercharger attached to the engine, while the other is a free-flowing naturally aspirated mill. One is an all-wheel-drive model, and the other, a RWD. One makes more torque and the other churns out more horses. Which car do you have your bets on?

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The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

These 15 sports cars prove that you don’t need to sacrifice practicality for high performance

Practicality is, often, an afterthought when it comes to high-performance sports cars. If you are on the market for one, there’s a good chance that practicality is not among your top priorities or that you have another, more practical vehicle. With that said, not all sports cars are made equal, with some of them being surprisingly practical. Here are 15 sports cars that are more usable than you might think.

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Jaguar F Type R Vs Audi RS5 Vs Infiniti Q60RS: The Drag Race You Never Knew You Wanted

Jaguar F Type R Vs Audi RS5 Vs Infiniti Q60RS: The Drag Race You Never Knew You Wanted

These aren’t the cars you’d ever imagine ending up together, but here we are!

Drag racing cars that aren’t direct competitors may seem pointless, but it’s still fun to see how these three performance vehicles stack up against one another. Sam CarLegion has arranged for a Jaguar F Type R, Audi RS5, and an Infiniti Q60RS to meet on the drag strip and exchange blows. The Infiniti is more of a guest, but it will be interesting to see how it performs, nonetheless.

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2022 Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport

2022 Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport

These special models will offer Alexa voice control and ’what3words’ integration

Starting 2025, Jaguar will stop offering ICE-powered cars, but that’s still three years away, so there is a little bit of time left to enjoy the current line-up. For example, in Europe, the customers have just received a new 300 Sport version for both, the XE and XF sedans.

As the name suggests, the two models will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine from the Ingenium family that delivers 300 PS (296 HP), but the biggest news is the introduction of Alexa voice control and what3words integration.

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2022 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Roadster

2022 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Roadster

It is available in Gran Turismo 7 as of March 4th, 2022

Back in 2019, Jaguar announced the Vision Gran Turismo - an all-electric supercar specially designed for the Gran Turismo Sport racing game. A year later, the Vision Gran Turismo SV joined the lineup - a more powerful version that was inspired by the C-Type and D-Type classic models.

Now, two years later Jaguar is adding a third model to the lineup: the Vision Gran Turismo Roadster, which is actually already available in Gran Turismo 7 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles starting March 4th, 2022.

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20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don't Want to Pass Up

20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don’t Want to Pass Up

Our pick of 20 Classic cars (10 American Cars + 10 Imports) that can be had for under 20 grand

Now when people mention classic cars, most people automatically assume that it is an expensive hobby. While that may be true up to some degree, especially with regards to collector cars, i.e cars that were produced in extremely small numbers or Concours-worthy cars, pretty much anybody can get into the hobby of classic cars if you know where to look. 

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This Modified Jaguar E-Type Will Give Purists a Heart Attack

This Modified Jaguar E-Type Will Give Purists a Heart Attack

Someone butchered a Jaguar E-Type to create a mid-engine nightmare on wheels that would give purists a stroke

There are certain cars that just beg to be modified, as they hide untapped potential. There are others, however, that should be left alone. That said, certain individuals seem to be modifying cars, for the sole purpose of making others cringe. If you are a Jaguar E-Type purist, you better sit down before you see this monstrosity, we are about to show you, as the images are highly disturbing.

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2022 Jaguar XJ-C By Carlex Design

2022 Jaguar XJ-C By Carlex Design

This Jaguar XJ-C, reimagined by Polish tuning company, Carlex Design, takes resto-modding to new heights

Because of the oil crisis and stringent emissions regulations, the mid to late-1970s did not spawn many great American cars. The once-powerful American V-8 engines were choked out of their power and became shadows of their former selves. And while American cars from that era are not particularly desired, nor a preferred platform for any form of restoration, this Jaguar XJ-C by Polish tuner Carlex Design is a vision of what can be considered an epic British muscle car/resto-mod from the mid-1970s.

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Richard Hammond Finally Got To Take His Jaguar XK150 Project Car For A Spin

Richard Hammond Finally Got To Take His Jaguar XK150 Project Car For A Spin

The Former Top Gear Presenter was ecstatic with how the old Jag has tuned out. He goes over the car’s visual and mechanical changes

Richard Hammond takes us around his freshly restored Jaguar XK150, a car that had been in the works for the better part of a year now.

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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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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.