Jaguar preparing new F-Type for development

June 3rd, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

Jaguar’s future is looking brighter than it has for sometime with it now safely secured by financial backer Tata Motors. With a stable footing the iconic automaker is now becoming more ambitious in its efforts to expand its model range. Tata has signed on for a yearly investment of £1 billion for the next five years, which means Jaguar has the funding it research and develop new products. In a recent interview Jaguar Land Rover boss Carl-Peter Forster apparently confirmed that a few new models are in the pipeline, including the F-Type sports car (pictured), which was first seen in concept form way back in 2000.

This isn’t the first time that F-Type production has been rumoured, and there’s been plenty of speculation about what the new sports car will look like. What is likely is that the new Jag will compete with the likes of the Porsche 911 and the Audi R8.

When can we expect a production F-Type to hit the streets? Wouldn’t hold your breath, but Jaguar are keeping busy at the moment so plans will be already well underway.

Jaguar ready to celebrate 75-year anniversary

February 22nd, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Jaguar name, and 75 years of designing and building cars that have inspired thousands of enthusiasts worldwide.

"In 2010 we celebrate our past, and 75 years of designing and building cars that celebrate the art of automobile making,” said Mike O'Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars.

“We're also celebrating the promise of the future, and the introduction of the all-new XJ. In just three years we've completely revitalized the Jaguar line-up with the launch of three beautiful fast cars".

Just a few years ago Jaguar set out to re-make the brand and to revitalize the model range. It started in 2008 with the introduction of the all-new award-winning XF. This four door, five seat car has the looks of a coupe and the heart of a sports car. In 2009 Jaguar re-engineered the XK coupe and convertible, and in the process created one of the world's great grand tourers. And, 2010 sees the beginning of sales of the ground-breaking XJ, which incorporates all of the virtues that make a Jaguar.

Mike O'Driscoll added: "The development of our new range of cars is all part of making Jaguar the modern, sporting company that it was under our founder Sir Williams Lyons – a company that made its name creating cars that were innovative, exciting and always original.”

Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, said: “Jaguar design over the next 75 years must respect and reflect on the past 75 while continuing to push boundaries of technology, luxury and sporting style. Designing cars with a presence that demands a turn of the head and an allure that pulls at the heart has been central to the Jaguar brand throughout the years.”

"A successful piece of design should stand the test of time, holding its own through passing fashions. Jaguar has a range of cars that are as iconic today as they were when launched – testament to Jaguar’s legacy in creating beautiful fast cars.”

Sir William Lyons founded Swallow Sidecars in 1922, and went on to create a range of 'SS' branded motorcycle sidecars and automobiles in the 1920s and early 1930s. When it came to the launch of the all-new SS 100 in 1935, Sir William wanted a new and evocative name for his company. After asking his advertising agency for suggestions, Sir William chose 'Jaguar', and the SS 100 model became the world's first Jaguar.

The ‘Jaguar’ name was an ideal choice – it represented the feline grace and elegance, power and agility that set his cars apart. Sir William once said that a car "was the closest thing we can create to something that is alive", a sentiment that has stood the test of time. The new brand name captured the essence of all of the cars created from that point forward.

Over the years Jaguar has built some of the world's most iconic cars; the XK120, introduced in the late 1940s, was an instant sensation and the most glamorous sports car of the period.

The C Type and D Type race cars that followed, dominated sports car racing in the 1950s; the E-Type, launched in the heady 1960s, has been called the most beautiful car ever built and it defined a whole generation.

Sports cars have always defined Jaguar, but the Company has also built some of the Industry's most memorable sedans, such as the Mark II in the early 1960's and the renowned XJ range.

During the year Jaguar will celebrate its 75th anniversary at some of the world's most glamorous automotive settings, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival in the UK; the Concours D’Elegance at Pebble Beach in the US and at the Mille Miglia classic in Italy.

Jaguar is also returning to the racetrack with its new Jaguar RSR XKR GT2 and will compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

Jaguar XJ220 Official Promo Vid

December 22nd, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Jaguar XJ220 overview and road test


Jaguar XK-RS – Commercial 2008

December 21st, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Watch a Jaguar set the road on fire


Jaguar XK8 commercial

December 21st, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Jaguar – Let the journey transform you


Jaguar XJ – aluminium body

December 19th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Engineers explain the reasoning for the Jaguar XF’s aluminium body


Jaguar driving technologies

December 19th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

A look into the technologies behind the Jaguar XF


All new Jaguar XJ – Ian Callum interview

December 19th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Ian Callum, the Design Director for Jaguar, speaking about the iconic new exterior of the All New XJ.