“With the Lightweight program, Jaguar successfully took several old cars and managed to reproduce replicas that perform just as well as any brand new car on the market today.”
Thanks to Jack and AUTOWEEK
THE TESLA ASSEMBLY PLANT IN FREMONT, CALIFORNIA
Pretty amazing ‘stuff’ —
Watch this and it will remind you why manufacturing jobs will never again be what they once were. ‘Once upon a time’- this was the stuff of science fiction. Some of our children are now able to gain exposure to this advanced technology in a few of the more advanced high school curricula around the country! Wow.
Thanks to Jack for this lead.
Don’t miss AUTOWEEK’s CAR LIFE missing Jaguar feature.
If not the perfect birthday present, then darn close to it, eh, what!
Jaguar Land Rover Classic division of SVO has just announced they will be building nine new Jaguar XKSS models to replace those lost in the fire at the Brown’s Lane Factory in 1957.
The XKSS cars were essentially road-going versions of the Le Mans-winning D-Type race car. In the U.S., this model is most closely associated with Steve McQueen.
- 9 cars will be available worldwide
- price expected to be over 1 million British pounds
- vehicles not street legal, but captivating as a garage queen
- sales will be directly through JLR Classic division in the UK
Contact Thom at Jaguar Land Rover Colorado Springs right away to get yours!
Attached is a link on the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour that was held in LA and San Francisco. There will be more of these events national wide with the next one in Texas and then moving east. Therefore if you or your members will want to attend one of these exciting events, now is the time to sign up.
Click on the URL below to find out more.
Doug and Jack
British Design Edition limited to 300 examples in U.S.
Buying a Jaguar doesn’t automatically make you British, but it does put you maybe a half-step closer to becoming 007. Still, if you really want to impress your friends, pick up the new F-Type British Design Edition.
The BDE is based on the F-Type S coupe and convertible, and comes in red, blue, white and black. It includes the Sport Design package that adds a fixed spoiler, body-color splitters, side sills, and rear bumper. The BDE also comes with 20-inch Cyclone wheels with a satin-gray finish.
Inside, the special F-Type has leather trim in red, ivory or Reims blue, BDE badges and carbon-fiber trim. An upgraded stereo system comes standard with 10 speakers; a 12-speaker setup can be chosen as well. Jag’s InControl infotainment system will also now work with the Apple Watch, putting your dreams of being Mr. Bond within reach.
Mechanically, the cars are the same as lesser F-Types except for uprated brakes, which Jag has aptly named the Super Performance Braking system. Its supercharged V6 makes 375 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, and sends power through either a ZF six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic to the rear or all four wheels.
The Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition goes on sale next spring for $92,100. U.S. production is limited to 300 units.
Thanks to AUTOWEEK, View their article here.