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The Jaguar Pirana Concept was what happened when you let the guy who designed the Miura and Countach get his hands on an E-Type.
Remember when Jaguar design chief Ian Callum said they were no longer going to focus on wagons because everyone wants SUVs? Callum knows his stuff, but I’m glad he was wrong about this one. Not only is the new XF Sportbrake happening, it is coming to America.
Listen, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Little bit of “insider industry knowledge,” if you will. The Jaguar F-Type, while delightful, has V8 variants that are simply too much. The 550 horsepower F-Type R is overkill, and the 575 HP F-Type SVR is extra overkill. The supercharged V6 F-Types are the sweet spot,…
Of all the modifications one can make to a vehicle, an engine swap is the most interesting because it is the most radically transformative. It’s akin to a heart transplant, except all too often the procedure is carried out by a mad scientist rather than by a skilled surgeon.
What you are looking at may be my favorite new car I’ve driven to date: the 2017 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe. It’s luxurious. It’s powerful. It will provide hours of joy trying to nail the perfect downshift, as it comes with three pedals as God intended sports cars to have. Look at it. If that’s not drop-dead gorgeous to…
Vintage Jaguar engines have such a reputation for breakdowns that it’s not uncommon to see ones with engine swaps. Most people go with brutally simple American V8s in their place. One shop in the UK decided to go in the opposite direction.
There’s a reason the Maserati GranTurismo has looked the same for the past decade: because when you have a design that sexy, you don’t screw with it. Jaguar’s F-Type is in the same boat with its gorgeous profile, gaping wide grille and sleek headlights. But Jaguar has updated it for 2018, also with a more powerful…
I’ll give 2016 credit for this, at least: the cars sure were good. Among the best sports cars that dropped this year were the Corvette Grand Sport, boasting a mighty all-American naturally aspirated 460 horsepower, and the Jaguar F-Type SVR, a supercharged loud noises machine with 575 horses. So which is better?
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
How do you make electric vehicles palatable in this era of cheap gasoline? For one, the trend seems to be making them all into crossovers, because those are the top-selling vehicles, period, at the moment. Thankfully Jaguar designer Ian Callum isn’t some mark-ass chump, and so his vision of the electric crossover…
Silverstone, the most recognizable racing circuit in the United Kingdom and site of the very first Formula One race in 1950, needs cash. Sadly, they won’t be getting it through a deal with Jaguar Land Rover anymore, reports Automotive News. Jaguar Land Rover had been in talks to lease or buy Silverstone.
You don’t see this quite as much as you used to, but every now and then car manufacturers build something that is a complete catastrophe. They throw all this money into a new product which doesn’t sell and then hardworking employees end up losing their jobs and get sent home in letdown automobiles like the Cadillac…
We were all very sad when Jaguar announced that it would be giving up on wagons to focus more on the SUV market. Now it seems Jaguar isn’t out of the longroof game quite yet! The brand plans on launching an all new XF Sportbrake sometime in 2017.
Hard to help falling in love with the Eagle Speedster. Look at those lines. The details. The bulge! And with the incorrigibly English Charles Morgan at the wheel, forget it. I’m dead. Take me away. Just please, oh please let me ride an Eagle in heaven.
Jaguar has decided to abandon its work on what would be an amazing lineup of sports cars including an XK coupe replacement and the hot hot hot C-X75 supercar it made a big deal about in that movie last year, according to Automobile Magazine. Instead they want to do something dumb and develop “electric vehicles” for…
It’s an XJS kinda day.