Posts tagged JAGUAR
This Jaguar E-Type Has Been Driven From Border To Border

For its latest installment, Petrolicious traveled to Peru to spotlight one very passionate Jag owner named Miguel Rodrigo. Not only does Rodrigo have an affinity for the British vintage car, but he is an architect by profession who appreciates good design—revering the luxurious and curvaceous silhouette of his 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. “I’m an architect, and I’m very design-oriented. I think it’s a classic that everybody likes; you don’t need to be a car aficionado to like this car,” he says.

In the beautiful six-minute clip, the architect goes on to relay the difficulties of possessing a classic car in the South American country—especially during a Peruvian dictatorship in the 1960s when “cars from all over the world” were seized by the government. After the fact, Rodrigo worked relentlessly to import the beloved E-Type so he petitioned for a change in the importation law and won. Moreover, Rodrigo was also a co-founder and two-time champion of an organization that holds coast-to-coast races in Peru.

Watch the clip above to get a more in-depth look at Rodrigo’s 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster.

Jaguar F-Type Debut

Jaguar is set to unveil the first all-wheel-drive F-Type Coupe at the 2014 LA show later this month. Boasting a 0-60 in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph, the all new F-Type coupe combines top-notch speed capabilities with optimal performance drivability, highlighted by its all-wheel-drive technology and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics stability control. A sleek aerodynamic exterior complements the full rear build as a 5-liter V8 launches the F-Type coupe to the tune of 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. Look for the 2016 Jaguar AWD F-Type R to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 21.


2016 Jaguar XE

With large sedans and luxury sports cars its forte, delivering an exciting compact sedan seems to always escape longstanding automaker Jaguar. Its last attempt, the X-Type, was discontinued back in 2009. Introduce the XE however, a rear-wheel drive, four-door sedan that barrows design elements from its siblings. Boasting a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 engine, this ‘not-your-average-family-car’ reaches 60 miles per hour in as fast as 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Unfortunately however, the Jaguar XE won’t be available stateside until 2016.

Jaguar Classic Mark 2

Styling basically every Jaguar car since the mid ’00s has its rewards and Ian Callum enjoys them by being able to get any model he desires. For his newest automobile, he decided to reach back into Jaguar’s illustrious history and thus he has commissioned a custom, rest0mod jaguar Mark 2. Designed by Callum himself and built by Classic Motor Cars in Shropshire, England, the car boasts a 4.3-liter engine, which has been pilfered and modified to pair with a five-speed manual transmission. The suspension has also been altered to result in a ride that sits 1.18 inches closer to the ground along with a new power steering system.

Callum had this to say about his latest endeavour, ”This is a very personal statement. A long held notion that, although the Mark 2 has always been a beautiful car, it could be even more exciting in shape and performance. Whilst maintaining the purity of the car’s form, I wanted to add a number of modern twists to the design. Simplification and clarity was my objective.”


Jaguar F-Type Project 7

After previewing the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Concept at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jaguar has now revealed the F-Type Project 7 production model ahead of its real world debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival. This street-legal model should be one of Jaguar’s fastest ever cars thanks to the 575-horsepower 5.0L V8, which will propel the car from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds before topping out at 186 mph. Just 250 examples of the Project 7 will be built and deliveries will begin next year.