Panasonic Jaguar Racing welcomes British driver Alex Lynn back to the team as reserve and test driver. The 26-year-old driver returns to the team having raced seven times for them during the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, replacing Nelson Piquet, who left half-way through the season.
Just like the E-Type Zero, jump packs are also making use of lithium-ion battery technology, so this small device is easily capable of starting even a V12 Jaguar that has suffered a flat battery.
Designing for Jaguar. We talk to Keith Helfet, the man who styled the iconic XJ220 hypercar. “What a lot of people won’t know is that it was meant to be a racing car” Richard Heseltine gets the inside story of the ill-fated Jaguar XJ220, styled by Keith Helfet whose proposal for the F-type was hand-picked by Sir William Lyons. Portrait Tony Baker. Archive Keith Helfet/LAT.
New LM69 is a vision of how Jaguar’s XJ13 might have evolved by the end of the ’60s. Photography Fergusson Photography.
Hoots Mans. Ecurie Ecosse channels the spirit of Jaguar’s never-to-be XJ13 'Le Mans: racer with limited edition LM69.
Electric classics are on the march, if the developments of the last week or two are anything to go by. Not only have we seen retro-themed EVs from two major manufacturers, but demand for conversions on existing classics continues to rise. The biggest news comes from Jaguar Land Rover Classic, which has confirmed that it intends to sell a production version of its all-electric E-Type. The battery-powered sports car made its debut in concept form in September 2017, but was famously propelled into the limelight during the Royal Wedding in May.
Electric drivers… Jaguar Racing has revealed the new wave of drivers who will take part in the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy, as the initial teams took delivery of their Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race cars at the first official acclimatisation test at the Silverstone Stowe circuit in late September.
Five years after its debut, the XE has been given a sensible evolutionary facelift that features new front and rear bumpers, all-LED headlights and taillights with distinctive LED signatures.
Jaguar gives the F-TYPE its most important update yet, including a new 444bhp supercharged V8 engine
FIA Formula E Championship Rounds 12 and 13, New York. Panasonic Jaguar Racing enjoyedmixed fortunes during the last two races of the FIA Formula E Championship, in New York, over 13-14 July.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing leaves the Santiago E-prix happy, having achieved its objective of points and podiums, despite a technical hitch
Mitch Evans secured Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s debut pole position during the inaugural Zurich E-Prix. After setting the fastest time in qualifying, the young Kiwi driver kept his cool during the Superpole shootout to secure the Julius Baer Pole Position trophy and three valuable points. Said Mitch after the race, “This has given the team a real lift, and shows how far we have come.”
Friends and former colleagues of Norman Dewis OBE have set up a trust fund for the Jaguar test driver to help him cope as he battles against illness. Dewis, who is 99 and still lives at home on his own, will use donations to fund comforts such as assistance with housework and cleaning. The initiative was started by Jaguar employee Tony O’Keeffe, who said: ‘Norman is fully aware of what we are doing and he would like to thank all the Jaguar family for taking the time in doing this for him.
As Jaguar unveils the most advanced automotive design centre in the world – the new studio in Gaydon – it brings the marque’s entire design team together in one creative space for the first time in its 84-year history.
Howard’s way... Former Jaguar student apprentice Howard snow’s entire working life was with Jaguar. Howard Snow was a Jaguar Student Apprentice under Sir William Lyons in 1962 and had key roles until 2003. He recalls his life with the Company. Words - Howard Snow. Photography - Howard Snow - les. Hughes - George Thomson.
Jaguar unveils its ‘new’ D-type in Paris. After Lightweight and XKSS, a Le Mans legend is reborn. Words James Elliott.
Mid-engined layout and electric power are in play for next-generation 911 rival
After 2,700 hours, Jaguar Classic has completed a bespoke XK 120 sports car restoration that was commissioned by renowned British model and life-long Jaguar enthusiast, David Gandy. Following a brief to make the XK race-ready for classic motorsport events such as the Jaguar Classic Challenge, the car’s specification is inspired by the original XK 120 Lightweight.
Following an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original concept for ‘the most beautiful electric car in the world’, Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-Types for sale. Combining its restoration expertise with technology from the I-Pace, Jaguar Classic will offer tailor-made E-Types restored and converted to electric power at the same Classic Works facility as its outstanding E-Type Reborn restorations in Coventry, UK. An EV conversion service for existing E-Type owners will also be offered. To preserve the authenticity of the base vehicle, the EV conversion will be fully reversible - so those with clenched teeth can relax - just a little!
Jaguar Land Rover has strengthened its commitment to the armed forces with the donation of two F-TYPE sports cars to Mission Motorsport. The cars will be used by the charity to support the recovery and rehabilitation of ex service personnel affected by their time in the military.
Frequently cast amongst the shadows of the E-Type market, the Series 3 model has begun to grow in popularity among collectors and enthusiasts. One particular 1974 example is more notable than most though, for it’s the latest in a line of classic vehicles to get the ‘restomod’ treatment – which in this case means a 3000-hour rebuild to bespoke specifications by specialists E-Type UK.
Despite difficult conditions in China that resulted in JLR’s November 2018 sales dropping by eight percent year-on-year, Jaguar’s sales have increased. This has largely been driven by demand for the E-PACE and newly introduced all-electric I-PACE. Out of the 48,160 vehicles that JLR sold in November 2018, 14,909 were Jaguar retail sales – an increase of 8.9 percent year-on-year.
Lister planning to conjure up a storm Jaguar F-type-based Thunder will be the fastest ever Lister.
Simon Evans made history in Saudi Arabia by winning the inaugural I-PACE eTROPHY race, the world’s first all-electric production-based championship.
This year, for the first time, Jaguar has won the coveted Car of the Year at the European Car of the Year Awards, with the all-electric I-PACE.
A fleet of 700 all-electric I-PACEs is to be offered to public sector staff working across Northumbria, over a three-year period.
Thousands of pounds of XF enhancements now standard, as Jaguar launches XF R-Sport Black. The clearest sign yet that the XF is soon to be replaced comes as Jaguar adds a host of enhanced trim packages and the addition of a brand new derivative - the R-Sport Black.
Jaguar is on the cusp of deciding whether the next F-Type will be a full-blooded petrol-engined car or a dramatic, futuristic first take on a battery-electric vehicle designed to act as a ‘halo’ for future mobility.
During its UK debut run, the Jaguar I-Type 2 Formula E racecar set a new electric car course record of 30.46 seconds at the world-famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, in Worcestershire, breaking the previous record by 6.84 seconds. The record attempt on Sunday, 12 August, sawNew Zealander Mitch Evans pilot one of the most advanced electric vehicles on the world’s oldest motorsport venue to still use its original course.
S-Type Exploration. We take a look into the development of the S-Type, and a non-too-successful Italian restyle. Words: Ian Seabrook. Pics: JDHT.