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Jaguar E-type Zero: This is the royal wedding car everyone has been talking about!

On May 19, 2018, everybody from all over the world was tuned into the royal wedding, and of course, in an event like that, every single detail matters - from the wedding cake to the bride’s dress. But in our case, our eyes were glued to the wedding car. As Prince Harry and Meghan left Windsor Castle in London in a Jaguar Classic all electric E-type, which first made its appearance in 2017 at the Tech Fest event in London. If you recall, the automaker has promised that all its production vehicles will be electric by 2020.

But before the wedding began, Meghan arrived at the Windsor Castle in Queen Elizabeth II’s 1950 Phantom IV. This car was built for her when she was still a princess.

The E-type Zero is based on a 1968 Series 1 1/2 E-type. Sometime in its life, this car had been fitted with an American V8 engine. It was then restored and was finally converted to electric power at JLR Classic’s new 14,000 square headquarters in Coventry, made especially for the couple. They drove this car going to the Windsor Castle for an evening reception at Frogmore House.

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Jaguar gives 2040 preview with E-Type and Future-Type concepts seen at Tech Fest

From 2020 onwards, Jaguar and Land Rover will offer an electrified version of each of the models in their range. So far, they have released two new concepts to kick off the switch they will be making in the future. Not only do the examples look fashionable, but they are also electrified. During the JLR Tech Festival, Jaguar came out with an all-electric E-Type together with an autonomous EV concept that informs us how the future will look by the year 2040.

It was JLR’s CEO Dr Ralf Speth who first announced their electrification plans, one of which is to introduce a portfolio of electrified products that include fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles. The first electrified model that they will release will be the fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-Pace, which should head to dealerships by next year. They are one of the newest companies to commit to a future of electric drive, after Volvo’s announcement earlier this summer.

One of the two models they introduced is the E-Type Zero Concept. According to the automaker, this model could make classic models future-proof by making them produce zero emissions. This allows classic car fans to still drive old models despite the environmental issues and legislation.

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Jaguar Classic Reborn program is launched with unveiling of 1965 E-Type Coupe at Techno Classica show

The best thing about classic restorations is that while they are basically the same original classic cars built decades ago with the same design and specs, they are essentially new and in fresh condition. In short, these restored classic cars are reborn.

Now, Jaguar Land Rover is building on the successes of the Land Rover Classic’s Reborn programs for Series I and Range Rover with its new restoration project. This time, it has something to do with Jaguar’s classic cars, specifically the Jaguar Series 1 E-Type. Jaguar Classic is introducing its First Reborn program, with the first factory-restored E-Type Reborn -- a 1965 Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe 4.2 – set to be unveiled to the global stage at the Techno Classica Essen show in Germany on April 5 to 9, 2017.

This First E-Type Reborn was a Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe – wrapped in Opalescent Gunmetal Grey – acquired by its original owner in California in May 1965. Before it was placed into storage in 1983, this Series 1 E-Type managed to record around 78,000 miles on its odometer. Now that this particular E-Type has found its way back to Jaguar, it has undergone a complete restoration.

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How much would you spend for this rusty Jaguar E-Type found in a barn?

People who have experienced going to a car auction will likely see a model that has been kept in mint condition or a car that has been customized to have much more value than what the base model has to offer.

However, the sale set for this coming April has something different in store for everyone. One of the items that is up for auction is a worn-out Jaguar, with all the rust and dust. If you think that this won’t gain any attention, you would be very wrong. In fact, early estimates peg it at a low of $46,000 to a high of $54,000. So why the high price? There are two central reasons. The first is that it is a 1962 E-Type Series 1 Fixed Coupe, a truly rare model. Second is that despite the condition it is in, it has not been used for almost two decades and that whole time was simply inside a garage. Further, it has a manual transmission and has a right-hand drive configuration. Records show that it so far has had only two owners.

This model was said to have been initially bought in the U.K. back in 1962. It had a Dark Opalescent Blue finish with a Black trim. The original owner had it for almost 35 years before selling it. The second owner was said to have bought it sometime in 1997 and placed it into storage with the intention of conducting some minor restoration. The problem however was that said restoration never happened.

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Under a hedge in the village of Bisley, Surrey, a 1963 Jaguar E-Type was found and later on sold at the COYS Spring Classics Auction in London for a whopping amount of £58,000. COYS CEO Chris Routledge claimed that the international auctioneer group was overwhelmed to receive numerous bids from around the world.

Bidders in the auction hall and those who called via telephone have participated just to own the vehicle from the 1960s. The antique Jaguar ended up going to a Beatles enthusiast and an English collector, who hopes to restore the vehicle to its former glory.

The 1963 Jaguar E-Type demonstrated 44,870 miles on the clock. The last tax disc on the windscreen, which expired in November 1969, was still present. The first owner of the vehicle in May 1963 was Ivor Arbiter, Drum City and Sound City London owner. Arbiter was well-known for designing the "drop - T" logo for The Beatles.

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Back in May, Jaguar announced that it will build the remaining aluminum-bodied Lightweight E-Types and we’ve heard that each of them will carry a price tag of 1 million pounds. Only six customers will get such a vehicle and each vehicle will be hand-crafted at Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England.

According to Jaguar, the vehicles will be sold as period competition vehicles and will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes. As we said, the Lightweight E-Type comes with a bodyshell made of aluminum, replacing the steel found on the production E-Type.

As a result, the vehicle is 114 kg (250 lb) lighter when compared with the standard vehicle. Thanks to the advanced scanning technology, all the inner and outer surfaces of the Lightweight bodyshell were digitally mapped and this means that the engineers will produce a Lightweight E-Type that is identical to the original vehicles.

Read the entire article Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations shows the Lightweight E-Type prototype ahead of Pebble Beach

Last week, we revealed you the fact that Jaguar will build the remaining E-Type Lightweights. Each vehicle will be handbuilt by a special team of craftsmen and will be a perfect reproduction of the iconic Jaguar E-Type Lightweight built between 1963 and 1964.

What really surprised us today was the price for these vehicles. Of course, we would expect the to be expensive but according to Car Magazine, the six remaining vehicles will bring 6 million pounds to Jaguar, as each coupe will arrive with a price tag of 1 million pounds or around $1.7 million or 1.22 million euros.

Jaguar expects the new cars to be bought by established car collectors. The history of the vehicles is quite short: back in 1963, Jaguar decided to built 18 vehicles that were homologated for GT racing and sold to privateers, but only 12 were finished by 1964.

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Back in 1963, Jaguar announced that it will offer 18 ‘Special GT E-Type cars’ but the British manufacturer delivered only 12 of the aluminum-bodied Lightweight E-Types. Making a simple calculus, there were six vehicles that weren’t built. Many of you folks would say that Jaguar will never build them, but you know… never say never, as Jaguar has just announced that it will build the vehicles 50 years later!

This is Jaguar’s first ever recreation project and the company will use the six remaining chassis numbers which were originally allocated in 1963. The first new Lightweight E-Type will arrive later this summer and according to Jaguar, each car will be hand-built in-house by its finest craftsmen.

Jaguar says that the Lightweight E-Type will feature the exact specifications of their original 1960s forebears. This means that the vehicles will be powered by a 3.8-liter straight-six engine and will be 114 kg (250 lb) less than the standard E-type thanks to the all-aluminum body and engine black but also the lack of interior trim and exterior chrome work.

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Jaguar has unveiled what is considered as the first stretched E-Type in the world and will showcase it at a major automotive awards ceremony in London this week. Produced in 1968, a Jaguar E-Type series 1 4.2 roadster was stretched by four-and-a-half inches on a major restoration work by Classic Motor Cars Limited of Bridgnorth (CMC).

The company’s managing director, Nick Goldthorp, remarked that the Jaguar E-Type series 1 4.2 roadster is “phenomenal to drive.” He said that this car is the E-Type that Jaguar Cars should have built as its extra space “makes all the difference and actually alters the whole attitude of the car.”

During the restoration work, the car’s owner, Paul Branstad, requested a trailer to be built, since he intends to travel widely. CMC built the trailer from two E-Type rear ends joined together and connected the trailer via a removable tow hitch that locks into position through the reversing light aperture.

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Jaguar E-type is the favorite sports vehicle in the United Kingdom, based on the votes cast by classic car lovers and race goers in an online poll run by the organizers of the Silverstone Classic. The iconic brand celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

There were almost 3,000 participants who cast their votes on what their favorite is among a list of 15 vehicle models. The E-type claimed nearly one in four votes, beating the evergreen Morgan, which took second place.

The TVR Griffith was ranked third. The Silverstone Classic, the biggest classic motor sport festival in the world, takes over the Northampton circuit on July 22 to 24.

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Jaguar recently unveiled what could be the most important vehicle it has made at its Classic Motor Cars workshops located in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The brand has managed to restore the Low Drag lightweight E-type, the one and only factory model.

In what can be said as one of the world’s most complex restorations, it took a total of 7,000 hours of work before being finally unveiled to a group of at least 300 guests. It was back in 1964, during the Montlhery circuit, when the Lindner Nocker E-type crashed and became badly damaged that many thought that getting it completely restored would be impossible. Around 47 years since that time, not only was the same car restored but it was also done using at least 90% of its original parts. The restoration work was conducted four years ago by Peter Neumark under CMC, his Classic Motor Car business, in Bridgnorth.

A number of people have said that restoration was not possible considering that many parts like the body panels could not be used since they were all bent beyond recognition. This did not deter Neumark as he gathered a team composed of dedicated restorers with the goal of putting back the car into the same condition it was in before that fateful crash. The work on restoring the body took 5,000 hours. While the original crashed monocoque was believed to have been very hard to restore especially during the 1970s, the team divided it into its individual panels. After that, each panel was flattened, then repaired, and finally reformed to its former shape.

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Known as one of the most desirable and celebrated cars in automobile history, the Jaguar E-Type will be commemorating its 50th year in the industry. To celebrate this special anniversary, the brand will be conducting, all through 2011, a number of high-profile motoring events.

This celebration will start at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, after which the brand will then take it to Goodwood’s Revival and Festival of Speed, followed by Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and then Nurburgring Old Timer Grand Prix.

There will also be lifestyle events around the world that will include Jaguar dealers and customers. The first time the E-type was released back in 1961, its appeal managed to go beyond that of the automotive industry. As a result of its stance, the purity of the line, and even the flawless proportions, the E-Type is now part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York as a permanent exhibit. In addition, after the 1961 launch, this now iconic car then set new benchmarks when it came to performance and automotive design.

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For those who don’t know, 2011 is a very important year for Jaguar as this year marks the one of the most famous model of the British manufacturer: the E-Type. As a result, Jaguar announced that it will celebrate this special anniversary year at high-profile motoring events throughout 2011.

This means that the firm will mark the anniversary at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and go on to celebrate at Goodwood’s Revival and Festival of Speed, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Nurburgring Old Timer Grand Prix and a host of Jaguar customer, dealer and lifestyle events worldwide.

The Jaguar E-Type was launched back in 1061 and set new standards in automotive design and performance. The car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, and caused a sensation due to the fact that it was capable of achieving 150mph, but costing a fraction of the price of rivals with similar performance.

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If you happen to be visiting or are planning to visit the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany, you can take on limited-run offer from Jaguar to experience the so-called Jaguar Race Taxi. This experience involves not an ordinary taxi in an ordinary place. After all, visitors to the Nurburgring will get to tour the whole Nordschleife circuit in a Jaguar XE SV Project 8 with the Track Pack.

For just €199 per lap, clients can enjoy a tour of the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife circuit – all 20.8 kilometers (12.9miles) of it. They can choose to ride the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Race Taxi with Track Pack. Just a fair warning to those wanted to grab this experience: the ride with the Track Pack-equipped Project 8 Race Taxi may not last even 8 minutes. This is because the XE SV Project 8 currently holds the record as the fastest production four-door car to complete a lap in ‘The Green Hell’.

Boasting of being the most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar, the XE SV Project 8 completed a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just seven minutes and 21.23 seconds (7:21.23) in November 2017. Riders of the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Race Taxi with Track Pack will enjoy the same thrill. The exhilarating performance and handling of this Race Taxi will be apparent as it cruises through the Nurburgring Nordschleife at speeds exceeding 250 km/h (155 mph). Through the ride, passengers will get to experiences g-forces of over 1.3 g as the XE SV Project 8 Race Taxi with Track Pack maneuvers through the 73 turns of the circuit, especially in the banked Karussell corner where g-forces can reach 1.8 g.

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It can’t be helped that some people suffer from motion sickness when travelling down the road, especially on long trips. Even the most experienced travelers can be affected by motion sickness, which is caused by confusing messages sent to the brain by different senses. But at Jaguar  Land Rover, the vehicle itself could become a weapon to combat motion sickness.

Thanks to a pioneering research at Jaguar Land Rover, vehicles of the future can be of great help in relieving or even curing motion sickness, which affects more than 70 percent of people. Spencer Salter, who serves as a wellness technology researcher at Jaguar Land Rover, noted that previously, very little has been known on the causes of motion sickness as well as how to mitigate them.

Thus, Jaguar Land Rover initiated a pioneering, industry-leading research that tackles motion sickness. In this research, Jaguar Land Rover collected around 15,000 miles of motion sickness data. Then, the carmaker tested the effects caused by motion sickness through the performance of a task – like checking e-mails -- while the vehicle is on the move.

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The distance a vehicle can travel with a full tank of gas or a single full charge is important to any driver. This is why most carmakers reveal the range of their vehicle offerings. With the first example of the I-Pace already delivered to its retail customer, Jaguar has released its MPGe estimates for its electric SUV. Sad to say, but the Jaguar I-Pace doesn’t measure to its EV competitors in terms of electric range.

When Jaguar said that the new I-Pace electric SUV would be getting a large battery as its core, expectations were high for its electric range – until it release its estimated MPGe figures. MPGe stands for miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), as how the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) converts the power consumed by an EV into a term that is familiar to most Americans. MGPe is essentially how far an electric car can travel on the amount of energy that is equivalent to one gallon of gasoline.

According to Jaguar, the new I-Pace returns 80 MPGe city, 72 MPGe highway and 76 MPGe combined. This means that the Jaguar I-Pace can travel up to 234 miles in all-electric range in a single charge from its 90-kWh battery. That may sound impressive, but wait until its electric range is compared against other EVs, in particular the Tesla Model X that is considered as its main rival as both are electric SUVs.

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Unveiled in April this year, the 2019 Jaguar XE 300 Sport special edition is out to prove that it is potent enough to set new records. It just did so after breaking the decades-old record at the original track of the Circuit de Charade in France.

Located in Saint-Genes-Champanelle, France, the modern Circuit de Charade is a technical circuit with a total distance of 3.975 km (2.470 mi) and a total of 18 turns. A challenging circuit for many drivers, the current circuit is not how it used to look around 30 years ago. After all, the modern Circuit de Charade just came into existence in 1989. It was built using the southern portion of the original Circuit de Charade.

The original Circuit de Charade is considered as an iconic circuit in France, having hosted the French Grand Prix four times (1965, 1969-1970, 1972) and the French motorcycle Grand Prix ten times (1959-1964, 1966-1967, 1972, 1974). It was constructed in 1957 and opened in 1968, and was built using pre-existing roads around the Puy de Dome volcano.

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It is quite common to see Mercedes-Benz taxis plying the streets of Germany. Mercedes-Benz E-Class taxi models can be found in almost every taxi stand throughout the country. In fact, three of every five taxis in Germany are Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Mercedes’ dominance in its home country isn't expected to be toppled soon, but Jaguar Land Rover of the United Kingdom is taking its chances with the new Jaguar I-Pace.

While 60 percent of all taxis in Germany being Mercedes E-Class, Jaguar is only sending 10 units of the I-Pace. Likewise, these 10 I-Pace units will only be fielded in the city of Munich, which is the home city of another German premium carmaker – BMW. The Jaguar I-Pace crossover taxis will be fielded in the city by Munich’s largest taxi operator.

In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Ralf Speth said that the carmaker is inviting people in Munich not just to drive electric vehicles, but also drive Jaguar. He remarked that one of the reasons that Jaguar Land Rover deployed the I-Pace taxis in Munich is the mixed traffic. He remarked that in Munich, the I-Pace will be able experience both city and highway (autobahn) traffics.

Read the entire article Ten Jaguar I-Pace taxis to be deployed in Munich, Germany

You may have already heard that Jaguar wants to expand its sports car portfolio beyond the current F-Type lineup. But how will the company do it? Well, we have been hearing about a rebooted XK that will join the aforementioned F-Type as a more practical alternative with enough space in the back for two passengers. If our sources from Autocar are correct, then the scenario seems to be more likely.

The sources told the British publication that an XK successor is indeed included in the plans, however, the earliest this could be launched is probably in 2021. Interestingly, there is already a design concept for the third generation XK, which was already ready even before the nameplate was ended in 2014. But ultimately, Jaguar decided to pull the plug and discontinue the model entirely so they could focus on other models.

If a new XK does come into production, it is said to be based on the next generation F-Type that’s scheduled to arrive as early as next year. The current F-Type actually uses updated underpinnings of the old XK and will benefit from revised hardware for its next iteration. Jaguar’s engineers have been working on a setup that can be modified to support the creation of a 2+2 model, which means a roomier model, in the same vein as the grand tourer canned after the XKR Final Fifty Edition.

Read the entire article 2021 Jaguar XK will be a 4-seater inspired by next-gen F-Type

For quite some time now, we have been seeing the Jaguar F-Pace SVR being tested on the roads. We last saw it near the Nurburgring but this prototype was in a camouflaged suit even as it showed off its new performance credentials. Nevertheless, we will not have to wait too long until we see the prototype stripped off of its camouflage, and in person. Jaguar has officially announced the F-Pace SVR’s debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

If asked about the model, the automaker will say that the Jaguar F Pace SVR is currently the fastest and most powerful of its kind. This is because it had been equipped with a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that works with a 10 speed automatic transmission.

This engine, when in the F-Pace SUV, is slightly detuned. But this can also be found in the F-Type SVR and carries out 567 horsepower (422 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. Suspension and brakes will get an upgrade, and we also expect a similar raucous exhaust note like that of the F-Type to be carried over as well.

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