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Jaguar - 75Th Anniversary


Jaguar - 75Th Anniversary  

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  1. 1. What Is The Greatest Jag Of Them All?

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Jaguar name, and 75 years of looking forward, designing and building cars that represent the very best of technical innovation, design leadership and sporting success.

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

"Looking at the present with the XK, XF and all-new XJ and with an eye on the future, we will continue to innovate and set the benchmark, not only in automotive design, but in luxury premium design as a whole."

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 motor 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 our 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 JaguarRSR XKR GT2 and will compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

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Paris Motor Show: Jaguar C-X75 Electric Supercar Revealed


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Jaguar has unveiled the revolutionary C-X75 concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show to pay tribute to 75 years of existence and give us a brief idea of where the automaker is headed towards.

The C-X75 is the new extended-range electric supercar concept car from Jaguar, with mind-boggling features. Equipped with two micro gas-turbines revolving at 80,000 rpm, the electric supercar is set to give an estimated range of 560 miles with just 28 grams of CO2 per km after the car’s usual plug-in charge range of 110 km with zero tailpipe emissions on a six-hour domestic plug-in charge. Four 195 hp electric motors dedicated to each wheel will deliver a total of 780 hp and up to 1600 Nm of torque, taking the concept car from naught to 100 km/h in merely 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 330km/h. An 80-145 km/h run will take just sweet 2.3 seconds.

The prime attracting factor for this concept car is the gas turbine. Weighing just 35 kg each, the turbines produce a constant 70kW and can be set to boost the car’s power when set in “track mode”. And Jaguar, as usual, has designed a very elegant car this year too. A quick look at the key points:

Technical Specifications

Propulsion System & Transmission

Electric motor Four 145kW (195bhp) traction motors (580kW/780bhp total)

Generator Two switched reluctance generators

Range Extender power 2 x 70kW (94bhp) gas micro-turbines (140kW/188bhp total)

Batteries Lithium-ion

Total Battery Capacity (kWh) 19.6

Transmission Single-speed

Final Drive Ratio 3.1:1


0-100km/h (seconds) 3.4

Top Speed (km/h/mph) 330/205

0-160km/h (seconds) 5.5

0-300km/h (seconds) 15.7

1/4 mile (seconds@km/h) 10.3@251

Max. Power (kW/BHP) 580/780

Max. Torque (Nm/lb ft) 1600/1180

Power to Weight ratio (BHP/tonne) 578

Aerodynamics (Cd) 0.32


EV range (km/miles) 110/68

Extended range (km/miles) 900/560

CO2 emissions (g/km) 28

Fuel tank capacity (litres) 60


Wheelbase (mm/inches) 2725/107.28

Overall Length (mm/inches) 4647/182.95

Overall width (mm/inches) 2020/79.52

Overall Height (mm/inches) 1204/47.40

Kerb weight (kg) 1350

Wheel size front and rear (inches) 21 and 22

Tyres (front and rear) 265/30 ZR21 and 365/25 ZR22

Battery weight (kg) 230

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Damn, quite a looker.

Yep looks good.like a modern XJ220.

There's a law suite brewing in USA to do just that. Supposedly it is for the benefit of the visually impaired road users.

haha...thats absurd,I wonder if they'll use an engine sound or some kind of siren like an ambulance.

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...and the video.

The Stunning New C-X75 Concept Car

Jaguar’s new C-X75 film really puts this futuristic concept car through its paces. The action starts gently, with the camera lingering lovingly over smooth contours and hi-tech features. But then the C-X75 bursts onto open mountain roads, looking sleek, powerful and VERY fast. Watch out for an electric engine in close-up – more like something from a jet fighter!

Posted by Jaguar on Friday, October 15, 2010
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