AutoGuide.com News » Jaguar http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:29:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 AutoGuide.com News » Jaguar http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/wp-content/themes/autoguide-proper/img/logo_autoguide_red.gif http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Jaguar XE Debut Announced for September http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-xe-debut-officially-confirmed.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-xe-debut-officially-confirmed.html#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:19:50 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250847 Jaguar XE Debut Announced for September Jaguar XE Debut Announced for September
Jaguar has confirmed that the all-new XE will make its worldwide debut in September. The company’s new sedan will be officially unveiled at a special event in London on September 8, 2014 before it goes on sale in Europe in 2015. The XE will be available in North America starting in 2016. “Jaguar vehicles’ have... more]]>
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Jaguar has confirmed that the all-new XE will make its worldwide debut in September.

The company’s new sedan will be officially unveiled at a special event in London on September 8, 2014 before it goes on sale in Europe in 2015. The XE will be available in North America starting in 2016.

“Jaguar vehicles’ have always been renowned for a balance of precise handling and high-quality ride,” said Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity of Jaguar. “The XE is the culmination of everything the company has learned over the years.”

SEE ALSO: Jaguar Land Rover Details New Turbo Engine Family

The compact sports sedan from Jaguar will be built on an all-new, aluminum architecture. Last week, the company revealed details on its new Ingenium engine family, a least one of which will be offered in the XE at launch. Jaguar announced that the first volume production engine would be a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine, making it the first new engine to power the car. A 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine will probably arrive later in the car’s life.

Other features in the upcoming sedan include integral link rear suspension, a new electric power assisted steering system and all surface progress control. Check back for more details on the all-new Jaguar XE when it makes its official debut September 8.

“We are on target to deliver a vehicle that dynamically outperforms our rivals,” Cross said.

GALLERY: 2016 Jaguar XE Spy Photos

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Most Watched Videos of the Week: July 6 July 13, 2014 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/watched-videos-week-july-6-july-13-2014.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/watched-videos-week-july-6-july-13-2014.html#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:42:48 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250696 Most Watched Videos of the Week: July 6 – July 13, 2014 Most Watched Videos of the Week: July 6 – July 13, 2014
Whether you’re shopping for a sports car, SUV or all-purpose wagon, AutoGuide.com’s most watched videos have you covered. This past week, our viewers flocked to the review of the all-new Lexus NX crossover to see how it stacks up to the competition in a rapidly-growing segment. In addition, our review of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG... more]]>
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Whether you’re shopping for a sports car, SUV or all-purpose wagon, AutoGuide.com’s most watched videos have you covered.

This past week, our viewers flocked to the review of the all-new Lexus NX crossover to see how it stacks up to the competition in a rapidly-growing segment. In addition, our review of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4MATIC wagon garnered plenty of views while luxury convertible lovers gravitated to our Jaguar XKR-S review.

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Jaguar Virtual Windshield Brings Video Games to Life http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-virtual-windshield-brings-video-games-life.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-virtual-windshield-brings-video-games-life.html#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:25:16 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250533 Jaguar Virtual Windshield Brings Video Games to Life Jaguar Virtual Windshield Brings Video Games to Life
Jaguar is developing a new type of head-up display that covers the entire windshield, bringing a video game like display screen to life. The ‘Virtual Windscreen’ will be able to display information onto the windshield in real time, and the brand has released a teaser video which shows how the technology would work at the... more]]>
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Jaguar is developing a new type of head-up display that covers the entire windshield, bringing a video game like display screen to life.

The ‘Virtual Windscreen’ will be able to display information onto the windshield in real time, and the brand has released a teaser video which shows how the technology would work at the race track.

A virtual line can be displayed directly on the road to show the driver the best way to take a corner, and it will change color based on when the brakes should be applied. Driver’s can also race against a virtual version of themselves, recorded from a previous lap and displayed directly on the windshield. The system can even set up virtual pylons to create a driving course on flat asphalt.

Thanks to eye-tracking technology, the images will appear to be 3D without the need of special glasses. Of course, speed, rpms, fuel level and other essential car stats would also be included in this head-up display.

Jaguar did not mention anything about production or when we can expect to see such technology in the real world, so for now it is simply a concept.

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Jaguar Land Rover Details New Turbo Engine Family http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-land-rover-announce-ingenium-engine-family.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-land-rover-announce-ingenium-engine-family.html#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:31:06 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250409 Jaguar Land Rover Details New Turbo Engine Family Jaguar Land Rover Details New Turbo Engine Family
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its next-generation engine family: Ingenium. The all-new family of compact, lightweight, low-emissions diesel and gasoline turbocharged engines are designed to deliver both fuel efficiency and performance, according to the British automaker. Expect the upcoming Jaguar XE to be powered by an engine from the Ingenium family, especially since the company... more]]>
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Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its next-generation engine family: Ingenium.

The all-new family of compact, lightweight, low-emissions diesel and gasoline turbocharged engines are designed to deliver both fuel efficiency and performance, according to the British automaker. Expect the upcoming Jaguar XE to be powered by an engine from the Ingenium family, especially since the company announced volume production begins early next year on the powerplants.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar XE Bowing at Paris Motor Show

From the early development stages, Jaguar Land Rover and its engineers wanted the new engine family to be configurable and flexible in order to enable seamless installation on a range of new vehicles. The motors are scalable up and down to create smaller or larger displacement variants in the future and will be able to accommodate a range of powertrain layouts including rear- and all-wheel drive, and both manual and automatic transmissions.

The basis for both the gasoline and diesel engines is an aluminum block that share the same bore, stroke, cylinder spacing and 500-cc cylinder capacity. Every powerplant will feature turbochargers, central direct high-pressure fuel injection, variable valve timing and start-stop technology, while the modular design enables the company to share many common internal components and calibration strategies.

The first volume production Ingenium engine will be a 2.0-liter diesel that the company is boasting will be “one of the most efficient and responsive” 2.0-liter turbo diesels in its segment.

GALLERY: 2016 Jaguar XE Spy Photos

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Jaguar Land Rover Self-Learning Car Adapts to You http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-land-rover-self-learning-car-can-predict-schedule.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-land-rover-self-learning-car-can-predict-schedule.html#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:00:23 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250362 Jaguar Land Rover Self-Learning Car Adapts to You Jaguar Land Rover Self-Learning Car Adapts to You
Would you like it if your car already knew where you were headed and what you wanted to listen to on the radio before you even sat down in it? Jaguar Land Rover is working towards exactly that, and is currently in the process of developing an intelligent, self-learning car that will recognize your driving habits... more]]>
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Would you like it if your car already knew where you were headed and what you wanted to listen to on the radio before you even sat down in it?

Jaguar Land Rover is working towards exactly that, and is currently in the process of developing an intelligent, self-learning car that will recognize your driving habits and tailor the car’s settings to suit you.

Before you even enter the car, it will recognize who you are based on your smartphone, and adjust presets like the mirror angles, steering wheel position, cabin temperature and seat settings to suit you. Once in, the car’s ‘smart assistant’ will analyze your schedule and set the navigation based on where you you need to go that day, and if you’re running late, the smart assistant will offer to call or E-mail ahead to let someone know.

SEE ALSO: Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept can be Driven by Remote Control

In fact, if you make the same phone call everyday to the same person, the car will predict this behavior and suggest making the call automatically at that specific time.

Reminders will also be sent to your smartphone on days that you need to bring something along with you to a scheduled appointment, say your kid’s sports equipment. And it’s not just for the driver either. The smart assistant will recognize passengers in the car and activate their preferred infotainment and climate settings.

When it comes to the actual driving experience, this Jaguar Land Rover vehicle will be able to learn anyone’s driving style and will replicate it when the active cruise control is activated.

To see exactly how all this works when put together, check out the video below.

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Jaguar Mulling Lighter F-Type Model http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-mulling-lighter-f-type-model.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-mulling-lighter-f-type-model.html#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:15:34 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250083 Jaguar Mulling Lighter F-Type Model Jaguar Mulling Lighter F-Type Model
With the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 now a reality, the British automaker is considering an even lighter model. The Jaguar F-Type Project 7, which debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is the lightest F-Type model to date weighing about 175 lbs less than the standard F-Type Roadster. According to Paul Newson, director of Jaguar... more]]>
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With the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 now a reality, the British automaker is considering an even lighter model.

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7, which debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is the lightest F-Type model to date weighing about 175 lbs less than the standard F-Type Roadster. According to Paul Newson, director of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the British automaker wants an even lighter F-Type that would borrow technology from the C-X75 concept.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to Make Dynamic Debut at Le Mans Classic

Though the company hasn’t begun working on such a model, Newson hinted that “smaller engines that start from a lower point,” would certainly help free up even more weight in the F-Type. In the C-X75 concept, a 1.6-liter supercharged and turbocharged engine was used and that same technology could end up in an F-Type variant. In concept form, that engine was good for around 500 hp.

GALLERY: Jaguar F-Type Project 7

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GALLERY: Jaguar Project 7 Concept

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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to Make Dynamic Debut at Le Mans Classic http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-f-type-project-7-debuting-le-mans-classic.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/jaguar-f-type-project-7-debuting-le-mans-classic.html#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:21:06 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249961 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to Make Dynamic Debut at Le Mans Classic Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to Make Dynamic Debut at Le Mans Classic
The most powerful production Jaguar model to date will make its dynamic debut this weekend. In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary, the British automaker will debut its F-Type Project 7 at the Le Mans Classic race from July 4-6. Though the F-Type Project 7 was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the sports... more]]>
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The most powerful production Jaguar model to date will make its dynamic debut this weekend.

In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary, the British automaker will debut its F-Type Project 7 at the Le Mans Classic race from July 4-6. Though the F-Type Project 7 was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the sports car will make its dynamic debut running throughout the weekend along with the very first D-type and F-Type R coupes.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar to Build 567 HP Retro-Styled Custom Roadster

Powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, the F-Type Project 7 boasts 567 hp and can accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in 3.9 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 186 mph and will be limited to just 250 units. The demonstration laps will take place ahead of qualifying and race sessions for Grid 2, which includes a pair of Jaguar-entered D-types.

GALLERY: Jaguar F-Type Project 7

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GALLERY: Jaguar Project 7 concept

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Audi, Jaguar and Kia Top 2014 Strategic Vision Total Quality Index http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/audi-jaguar-kia-top-2014-total-quality-index.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/audi-jaguar-kia-top-2014-total-quality-index.html#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:23:58 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249588 Audi, Jaguar and Kia Top 2014 Strategic Vision Total Quality Index Audi, Jaguar and Kia Top 2014 Strategic Vision Total Quality Index
Strategic Vision has released its 19th annual Total Quality Index (TQI) and the results could surprise you. German automaker Audi and British automaker Jaguar shared leadership as the best Luxury brands in Total Quality, while surprisingly, Kia had the highest Total Quality score of non-Luxury brands. Claiming Best Model in Total Quality was the Tesla... more]]>
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Strategic Vision has released its 19th annual Total Quality Index (TQI) and the results could surprise you.

German automaker Audi and British automaker Jaguar shared leadership as the best Luxury brands in Total Quality, while surprisingly, Kia had the highest Total Quality score of non-Luxury brands. Claiming Best Model in Total Quality was the Tesla Model S, adding to its already long list of accolades.

SEE ALSO: 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Slams Fiat

Kia had numerous vehicles with high scores including the Kia Soul, which claimed the Small Multi-Function Car category with a TQI score of 882. The Kia Optima was second in the Mid-Size car category with a 920 score, bested by the Subaru Impreza sedan by just two points. As for Audi, its A5 coupe was just one point spy (929) of claiming the Premium Coupe category, which went to the Chevrolet Corvette coupe. The Audi Q5 led the Near-Luxury Utility segment while the Q7 topped the Luxury CUV category.

2014 Total Quality Index Winners:

  • Micro Car: Smart fortwo Coupe – 855
  • Small Car: Dodge Dart (873), Mitsubishi Lancer (873)
  • Small Multi-Function Car: Kia Soul (882), Volkswagen Golf (882)
  • Small Alternative Powertrain (APT) Car: Ford C-MAX Energi (865)
  • Mid-Size Car: Subaru Impreza Sedan (922), Kia Optima (920)
  • Mid-Size Multi-Function Car: Honda Accord Crosstour (885)
  • Mid-Size Alternative Powertrain (APT) Car: Chevrolet Volt (863), Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (863)
  • Full-Size Car: Dodge Charger (912)
  • Near-Luxury Car: Lexus IS Sedan (938)
  • Near-Luxury Alternative Powertrain (APT) Car: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (902)
  • Luxury Car: BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (937)
  • Luxury Multi-Function Car: Volvo XC70 (897)
  • Specialty Coupe: MINI Cooper Countryman (915)
  • Premium Coupe: Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (930), Audi A5 Coupe (929)
  • Standard Convertible: MINI Cooper Roadster (931)
  • Premium Convertible/Roadster: Mercedes SL-Class (957)
  • Standard Pickup: Honda Ridgeline (845)
  • Full-Size Pickup: Ford F-150 (892), Toyota Tundra (891), GMC Sierra 1500 (890)
  • Heavy Duty Pickup: Ford F-250/350 (868), Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 (867), Ram 2500/3500 (866)
  • Entry SUV: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (870)
  • Entry CUV: Hyundai Tucson (887)
  • Mid-Size SUV: Dodge Durango (889)
  • Mid-Size CUV: Ford Flex (915)
  • Full-Size Utility: Ford Expedition (905)
  • Near-Luxury Utility: Audi Q5 (926)
  • Luxury SUV: Lexus GX 460 (933)
  • Luxury CUV: Audi Q7 (942)
  • Minivan: Nissan Quest (856)

GALLERY: 2015 Kia Soul EV

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Jaguar to Build 567 HP Retro-Styled Custom Roadster http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/jaguar-f-type-project-7-green-lit-limited-production.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/jaguar-f-type-project-7-green-lit-limited-production.html#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:06:05 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=248964 Jaguar to Build 567 HP Retro-Styled Custom Roadster Jaguar to Build 567 HP Retro-Styled Custom Roadster
Last year Jaguar showed off the F-Type Project 7 concept car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and this year the brand is back with the production version.  Jaguar will build just 250 Project 7 F-Types, each of which will sell for £135,000. This will be the very first vehicle to arrive from Jaguar’s new Special... more]]>
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Last year Jaguar showed off the F-Type Project 7 concept car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and this year the brand is back with the production version. 

Jaguar will build just 250 Project 7 F-Types, each of which will sell for £135,000. This will be the very first vehicle to arrive from Jaguar’s new Special Operations division, a tuning arm of the company that is looking to take on the likes of the AMG brand from Mercedes and M from BMW.

Under the hood, a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that makes 567 hp is fitted, offering about 20 more horsepower than the standard F-Type R. Power is routed through an eight-speed automatic, allowing a 0 to 62 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is limited at 186 mph, and Jaguar says that while running flat out, the Project 7 has 177 percent more downforce than the F-Type convertible.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Concept Video, First Look

That added downward pressure comes courtesy of new bodywork on this car, including a new front splitter, rear diffuser, fixed rear wing and larger side skirts. Unlike the concept car, the production version features two seats and a removable fabric roof that can be clipped on or off. Some things do carry over directly from that concept car though, including the large hump behind the driver’s head and the four-point racing harness. The windshield is also made slightly lower.

To help this car handle, Jag’s Special Operations have revised the spring and damper settings along with adding torque vectoring by braking and adaptive dampers. Carbon-ceramic brakes come as standard fare on this car, while unique front suspension knuckles and anti-roll bars are also fitted.

The Project 7 pays homage to Jaguar’s past. The 7 in the name represents Jaguar’s seven wins at Le Mans, while the looks are taken from the brand’s classic D-Type.

The head of Jaguar’s new Special Operations division, John Edwards, expects to sell the car all over the world, including in the U.S. However, when the car arrives here, the specifications may differ slightly from the British model.

Deliveries will start in mid-2015.

GALLERY: Jaguar F-Type Project 7

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GALLERY: Jaguar Project 7 concept

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Jaguar Special Operations Bringing New Project to Goodwood http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/jaguar-special-operations-bringing-new-project-goodwood.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/jaguar-special-operations-bringing-new-project-goodwood.html#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:32:02 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=248924 Jaguar Special Operations Bringing New Project to Goodwood Jaguar Special Operations Bringing New Project to Goodwood
Jaguar is looking to best last year’s Project 7 debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The British automaker has announced that it will debut a new car at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and will be a project built by the company’s Special Operations division. Jaguar Special Operations was the same team that... more]]>
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Jaguar is looking to best last year’s Project 7 debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The British automaker has announced that it will debut a new car at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and will be a project built by the company’s Special Operations division. Jaguar Special Operations was the same team that made last year’s Project 7 a reality, a stunning concept based on the brand’s F-Type model.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar Project 7 Concept Video, First Look

Unfortunately, the company is being tight-lipped as to what its latest creation will be based on and we won’t even bother to speculate. Joining the new vehicle debut will be the original 1954 D-Type prototype and a “Long Nose” 1956 model.

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from Thursday, June 26 to Sunday, June 29.

GALLERY: Jaguar Project 7 concept

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AutoGuide Now for the Week of June 23 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/autoguide-now-week-june-23.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/autoguide-now-week-june-23.html#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:29:40 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=248706 AutoGuide Now for the Week of June 23 AutoGuide Now for the Week of June 23
Convertibles and luxury compact crossovers are on the menu this week, and despite the sheer number of cars we’re testing this week, no one is complaining. Here’s AutoGuide Now, where we let you into our garage to see what we’ll be reviewing in the near future.  2015 Lexus NX – Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor:... more]]>
AutoGuideNow Week of June 23Convertibles and luxury compact crossovers are on the menu this week, and despite the sheer number of cars we’re testing this week, no one is complaining. Here’s AutoGuide Now, where we let you into our garage to see what we’ll be reviewing in the near future.

2015-lexus-nx 2015 Lexus NXMike Schlee, Road Test Editor:

“I will be travelling to Whistler in B.C., Canada to drive the all-new Lexus NX crossover. Smaller than the mid-size RX, the NX will be the first Lexus product to incorporate a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.”

 

 

2014-Juke-NISMO-RS-Main 2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS:

“This week I’ll also be driving the 2015 Nissan Juke NISMO RS. The RS version of the Juke NISMO bumps output out of the tiny 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine up to an impressive 215 HP. Best of all, the front-wheel drive crossover is also available with a six-speed manual transmission like my tester.”

 

 

porsche-911-turbo-turbo-s-cabriolet 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor:

“I’ve been lucky enough to spend time driving several members of the Porsche lineup this year and this week I’ll be adding not one but two vehicles to that list. As you can tell, the open air 911 Turbo Cabriolet is one of them. But before I spend time shooting around in this open-air German rocket, I’ll be heading to L.A.”
2015-porsche-macan 2015 Porsche Macan:

“And the reason for that trip? To test the latest product to come with a Porsche badge: the Macan. We’ll be splitting time between a track evaluation and carving along some of the twistiest roads that Southern California has to offer.”

 

 

2014 E550 Cabriolet2014 Mercedes E350 CabrioletStephen Elmer, News Editor:

“Summer is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than with a convertible? The E350 has an all-new look and interior for 2014, which saw the car rid itself of its iconic quad headlights. The 350 is the middle of road version of the E-Class, with a 302-hp V6. So will the drop-top E-Class offer the same class and refinement as its fixed-roof counterpart? I’ll find out this week.”

 

 

jaguar-f-type 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 SDavid Pratte, AutoGuide.com Hot-Shoe: 

“While I do hope to take the F-Type Coupe to our test track for a comprehensive exploration of its performance when pushed to (and occasionally past) its very high limits,  this week it’s in for a road test comparo with a rather special (and ironically rag-topped) Porsche 911. If you live near any of the winding roads along the Niagara escarpment, you’re welcome in advance for the spectacular exhaust noises you’ll no doubt hear over the next few days.”

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Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Division Announced http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/jaguar-land-rover-special-operations-division-announced.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/jaguar-land-rover-special-operations-division-announced.html#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:24:59 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=247627 Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Division Announced Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Division Announced
There’s a new special team at Jaguar Land Rover dedicated to building top-level luxury and performance vehicles. Headed by former Land Rover global brand director John Edwards, the “Special Operations” division will work on even more luxurious variants of the company’s products as well as extreme performance products and custom-built vehicles. The luxury and performance... more]]>
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There’s a new special team at Jaguar Land Rover dedicated to building top-level luxury and performance vehicles.

Headed by former Land Rover global brand director John Edwards, the “Special Operations” division will work on even more luxurious variants of the company’s products as well as extreme performance products and custom-built vehicles.

The luxury and performance arm will work out of a dedicated technical center close to the company’s headquarters. Super high-performance variants built in limited numbers are nothing new to the Jaguar brand. A year ago in New York, the company revealed its XKR-S GT: a limited version of the XKR-S with only 30 slated for sale in North America.

Jaguar didn’t elaborate in its announcement today about exactly what the team will build, but the new Special Operations division will presumably work on projects as exclusive or even more-so than that car. Things could be even more exciting if the team there isn’t restricted to especially low volume projects and one-offs. With the F-Type already out and Jaguar’s BMW 3 Series fighter in development, that could mean some sort of BMW M3 competitor coming from the U.K. brand in the future. Fingers crossed.

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