Tonight, Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles played host to the unveiling of Jaguar’s F-TYPE R Coupé. The most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever got plenty of face time with media, celebrities and customers at the exclusive reveal event but the social media chatter from the evening has been focused primarily on the F-TYPE’s dynamic entrance. Attendees saw the F-TYPE R Coupé accelerating towards them before it passed under their grandstand into a hidden tunnel at full throttle. When you’ve got 550 horsepower coming from a supercharged V8 that delivers a 0-60 mph time of just 4.0 seconds, how else do you even think to arrive?
Jaguar has officially unveiled the Project 7, an aluminum-bodied roadster that pays homage to Jaguar’s seven victories at Le Mans between 1951 and 1990. It’s based on the current Jaguar F-Type and features a D-type inspired rear fairing with an integrated rollover hoop. Other additions include a new front bumper, an enlarged grille and a ton of carbon fiber details. The rear wing and 20-inch alloy wheels finish things off. The interior is fitted with diamond-quilted leather upholstery, carbon fiber trim and a composite racing seat with four-point harness. The passenger seat is replaced by a bespoke helmet holder that secures a matching Project 7 helmet.
Under the hood, you’ll find a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 550 HP and 502 lb/ft of torque which is mated to an eight-speed Quickshift transmission. 0-62 mph can be achieved in 4.2 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 186 mph.
Jaguar’s dropped a video to show off the Project 7 Concept Roadster which you can find below. Look for this beauty to be showcased in person at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
To promote the launch of the latest addition to their lineup, the F-Type, Jaguar teamed up with Ridley Scott Associates to create Desire, a 13-minute short film that takes place in the middle of Chile’s Atacama Desert. Damian Lewis of Homeland plays lead here as a delivery driver for high-end cars. This time, he’s behind the wheel of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type and runs into a bit of trouble. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and American actress Shannyn Sossamon are also in the film, showcasing that Jaguar’s pulling out all the stops to align with the launch of the 2013 World Car Design of the Year.
The F-Type’s interior is inspired by a fighter plane cockpit while more than half the car is made from recycled metal, with 80% less CO2 emissions during manufacturing compared to traditional steel welding. All-in-all, British automaker’s done an exceptional job crafting the F-Type and we’re excited to see it hit showrooms in the months ahead. Until then, enjoy Desire in its entirety below.
Ahead of this week’s New York International Auto Show comes a look at the 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT. It’s the ultimate street-legal and track-ready version of the XK coupe and is powered by the British automaker’s proven supercharged 5.0 liter V8 which delivers 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque when mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. Jaguar fitted the XKR-S GT with a new hood as well as carbon fiber on the redesigned front air splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, as well as a new rear diffuser, an aluminum front under tray and a back wing to control downforce.
Only 30 will be offered in North America, with 25 slated for the United States and the remaining five going to Canada. Price is set at $174,000 with this monstrous beauty going on sale in August. We’ve got a video below with the 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT in motion so be sure to check it out.
Jaguar has taken the covers off its fastest four-door machine to date, the XFR-S. Powered by a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 that delivers 550 horses to the back wheels, this XF can go 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. If you didn’t think performance was atop Jaguar’s list of key concerns, think again. The luxe details are just as expected as the XFR-S is fitted with adaptive headlights, LED taillights, an 825W sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen with navi, and much more. Expected to be available sometime in 2013, you’ll have the option to pick up a Jaguar XFR-S for about $99,000 in either classic British Racing Green or electric blue.
Jaguar has taken the covers off the new 2012 XKR-S Convertible, the fastest drop-top Jaguar to ever hit the market. It’s packing the same supercharged 550 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 that’s in the coupe, and gives it a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds. The XKR-S Convertible features a new front bumper with a wider and lower intake and a carbon fiber splitter. The rear wing is also a new addition to the car and features a carbon fiber insert. The interior got a few enhancements as well including performance seats that are trimmed in carbon leather. For those checking out this week’s LA Auto Show, be sure to look for this beauty on the showroom floor.
We recently teamed up with Two Inch Cuffs for this editorial. Much thanks to James Nord for his Photograpy and Direction, Ruben Hughes for his oversight and models Dylan Nord & Kathy Osborne for really bringing this project to life. For the complete spread, please head to Two Inch Cuffs.
Once called “the most beautiful car in the world” by none other than Enzo Ferrari, the 1964 Jaguar XK-E still exudes a timeless elegance that only a few cars of its generation can. The 60s wonder is currently one of six automobiles permanently on display at New York’s MoMA but don’t think that’s all it’s good for as there’s no doubt it is still capable of ripping the road as it tops off in the 160 mph range. The Two Inch Cuffs team had the opportunity to take this 1964 Jaguar XK-E around Ft. Lauderdale and there’s no doubt it turned heads and left many wishing to be in the driver’s seat. Amazing stills from the day can be found below.
No matter who the owner, Jaguar will not forget its British roots. What better place to unveil the carmaker’s 2010 XJ than in London? We’ve all sat patiently and we’ve finally been rewarded. The 2010 Jaguar XJ will be available in two varieties, one in standard and another with a long wheelbase that adds five inches to the rear-passenger’s spacious environment.
The European market will be blessed with a 3.0L V6 diesel while Americans will be offered three versions: a 385-hp 5.0L naturally aspirated V8, a 470-hp 5.0L supercharged V8 and a 510-hp 5.0L supercharged V8.
Our friends at egmCarTech tell us prices will start at $72,500 for the XJ and $79,500 for the XJL with the naturally aspirated V8. The 470-hp 2010 XJ Supercharged and the XJL Supercharged will carry a price tag of 87,500 and $90,500, respectively. The top-of-the-line 5.0L XJ and XJL Supersport will start at a $112,000 and $115,000 MSRP, respectively.
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