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Jaguar XE revealed in teaser shot

Jaguar XE shape revealed in new teaser

Jaguar XE revealed in teaser shot

Surprise – it’s the new Jaguar XE revealed in full! Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz will be watching with interest…

Jaguar has revealed the shape of the new XE saloon in a new and uniquely-wrapped teaser shot. Read more

Jaguar E-type Lightweight 2014

Jaguar to build special E-type Lightweight series

Jaguar E-type Lightweight 2014

Jaguar is to build six E-type Lightweights – exactly 50 years after the last one was completed

Jaguar is to build a limited run of six brand-new E-type Lightweights – and the firm’s first-ever ‘recreation’ will mean the full intended run of 18 lightweight E-types is finished, more than half a century after it started.

The ‘missing six’ E-type Lightweights will all use period chassis numbers allocated back in 1963, and will be hand-built in house by Jaguar craftsmen.

They will all faithfully follow the original specification, and are naturally expected to be in huge demand. The firm says that “established Jaguar collectors, especially those with historic race car interests, will be prioritised amongst those potential customers who express interest”.

Does this, rather like it does with Ferrari, indicate the preferred customers who may be favoured when it comes to confirming the deal?

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The ‘new’ Jaguar E-type lightweights will all use a 3.8-litre straight-six engine, and all weigh 114kg less than a standard E-type courtesy of the hand-formed aluminium body. There’ll also be no exterior chromework, no interior trim and the same distinctive hand-operated side windows.

Jaguar is clearly already underway producing the first car (the images below show it’s pretty advanced already, too…). The firm confirms it will make its public debut “later this summer”. More information, it adds, will be released at that point – including, presumably, the price.

Over to you: as surprising news stories go, the fact Jaguar is once again to build brand-new E-types is one of the stories of the week. What do you make of it?

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Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Launch Pad: Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Jaguar F-Type CoupeJust about to fly off to Spain for the Jaguar F-Type coupe launch event. It’s a full two days of driving, which may challenge some of my colleagues.

I could hardly believe my eyes when they simply stopped after a couple of hours on the recent Porsche Macan event, with all those lovely cars sitting outside begging to be driven.

There’s an overnight in Barcelona and then a flight to Llieda. From there we dash across country to the Motorland Aragon race circuit for a session in the 550hp F-Type V8 R Coupe. As you know, this has even more power than the roadster so there’s some potential for clenched buttocks.

There’s another heavy day of driving on Wednesday, so I should know the F-Type rather better than I do now. I didn’t ingratiate myself to Jaguar when I criticised the roadster for its small trunk, huge backside and the noise. I know the coupe has addressed at least the luggage issue, and it’s significantly cheaper too.

And thrown into the equation last week is that notice has been given of the imminent demise of the XK. That’s a car I liked a great deal, so the F-Type can now fill its shoes with more justification.

Now, if I didn’t own a nice old 911, a nice used XK could be the car for me…

Jaguar Team Sky

Cycling with Team Sky Jaguar in Geneva

Jaguar Team SkyFor some, skiing before the Geneva Motor Show is an annual tradition. I’m not much of a skier. But I do like cycling.

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David Beckham Jaguar

David Beckham signs for Jaguar

David Beckham JaguarDavid Beckham has become a Jaguar brand ambassador in China in a long-term signing to support the firm’s new product launches in the country.

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Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE ‘will be alive’ promises top exec

Jaguar XEThe new 2015 Jaguar XE will compete with the BMW 3 Series by following the ideals of founder Sir William Lyons and feeling alive, revealed group marketing director Phil Popham to MR.

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Geneva 2014 Blog: On our bike says Jaguar

Jagaur Team SkyI’ve safely landed in a crisp Geneva courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover and today the work starts in earnest.

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Jaguar XF R-Sport

Jaguar XF R-Sport: the low CO2 Jaguar R-S

Jaguar XF R-SportJaguar will reveal another sporting XF variant at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show – but this one can do nearly 58mpg…

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Jaguar reveals XFR-S Sportbrake Geneva show star

SPORTBRAKE_RS_DYNAMIC_4Jaguar has at last revealed the car it said it wouldn’t build – a 550hp XFR-S Sportbrake super-estate.

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Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe review (2014)

Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

  • Hard-top version of hugely popular F-Type Roadster
  • Three-model range capped by an £85k 550hp F-Type R Coupe
  • Prices start from £51,235; on sale March 2014
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