Jaguar F-Type V8 S

story Posted by. Justin Delaney

  It’s 30 degrees and I’m standing on the banking of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit. Constructed in 1907, Brooklands is the birthplace of British Motorsport and if that's not cool enough I am accompanied by the seductive Jaguar F-Type and ready to live it up for a few days. As car reviews go they don't get a whole lot better to be honest. I am here for the priceless car parade that will see some of the finest automotive art roll from Brooklands to Syon Park for the uber chic Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance. It’s an event I have wanted to attend for years and made even more special this year by my Jaguar test car. After collecting the F-Type in Birmingham I had a nice 200km route incorporating B roads, mountain climbs and an hour on the M1 thanks to some creative Google map planning. The new F-Type comes in three variants, the V6, V6 S and the all singing V8 S that I have on test. As an XF owner I was lucky enough to get invited to the Irish launch of the V6 S but sadly it was an unveil more-so than a test drive. It looked stunning and I couldn’t wait to get a drive and thankfully it has lived up to my expectations.       Whilst the V6 has 340hp, the V6 S has 380hp and the monster V8 S pushes out 495hp at 6500rpm. When I fired the Jag for the first time it sounded nothing short of superb with the optional exhaust baffles open. The V8 S in many ways is the grand tourer of the range aimed at those who might be considering an Aston Martin Vantage Roadster. On the other hand the V6 particularly the S model is aimed directly at 911 purchasers. This car has been set up totally different with a track-orientated feel delivering a somewhat frisky driving experience. On the other hand the lazy V8 S is all point and squirt letting the 625 Nm of torque pull you down the road through the seamless 8-speed automatic. The onl ... read more

Jaguar Enthusiasts Coming to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

story Posted by. Kellie Speed

On October 11, 2012 at 2 p.m., Wrentham Village Premium Outlets will welcome approximately 50 Jaguar owners from the UK Jaguar Enthusiasts Club who will be visiting the center as part of their first-ever New England tour.   This is your chance to check out an incredible array of iconic Jaguars, including vintage cars from 1952 to 2012. These cars have been shipped to the US from the UK for this exclusive tour throughout New England.   We can’t wait to check out the 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1960 Jaguar Mark IX and 1970 Jaguar E Type S1.   Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is home to New England’s largest outlet center featuring brands like Coach, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Polo Ralph Lauren.   For more information, call Wrentham Village Premium Outlets at (508)384-0600 or visit www.premiumoutlets.com/wrentham. ... read more

Jaguar F-Type Seen Near Denver

story Posted by. Octavio

The Jaguar F-Type has been seen near Denver recently and I’m pretty jealous of Robert Burkhardt who spotted the camouflaged sports car. I can’t wait to see them unveiled at the Paris motor show at the end of September, what do you think?   AutoWeek reader Robert Burkhardt spotted a camouflaged Jaguar F-Type driving in the mountains near Denver yesterday. Apparently, the car manufacturer is not exactly shy about showing off its F-type in the recent months. In fact, it released teaser shots of a different camouflaged F-Type last May to generate buzz about the upcoming two-seater. The car was plastered with the prominent “Search F-Type” stickers. Read More ... read more

Lana Del Rey and Jaguar - A Perfect Fit?

story Posted by. Markus

Rather than comment on the fact that Lana Del Rey is teaming up with Jaguar for release of the car company’s new F-Type, I’d just like to ask, “Who wears that much jewelry into a pool?! Seriously?!”   Lana Del Rey is on a collaborative kick lately! After last week’s full reveal of her Fall 2012 campaign with H&M, the songstress is partnering with Jaguar for the launch of the luxury car firm’s new F-Type. Del Rey will be part of the launch of the two-seater sports car as it will be unveiled in Paris next month. Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director of Jaguar, believes that the artist’s blend of vintage and modern in style and sound is perfectly aligned with the car company. Read More ... read more

Why Jaguar Is Luxurious

story Posted by. Chris Taylor

Founded by William Lyons and William Walmsley in 1922, the then youthful company went under the title of the Swallow Sidecar Company.  Originally manufacturing nothing other than sidecars, it would take a surprising thirteen years for the company to use the title of Jaguar, which then appeared on a 2.5 litre saloon. But it was (the soon to be knighted) William Lyons himself who first saw the potential in the automotive industry, and before long the Austin 7 was to take to the streets the very same year. Going on to sell heavily both in Europe and the United States, the Austin 7 not only opened up a range of later Austin models, but it was also the seedling for the future of Jaguar as a whole. Today we see Jaguar as one of the great majestic vehicles of the urban plain; untamed by the masses, too powerful for the weak and too beautiful to consider hurting. Ask any child from the sixties or seventies what their dream car would be and you would today have been shocked to discover that Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mercedes would simply not be mentioned. Indeed, with BMW and Mini now joining the ranks of the European industry, Jaguar is one of the few major car manufacturers left in the United Kingdom; in fact, one could argue that it is indeed the only luxurious one left. But without going into the melancholic nostalgia of Britain’s manufacturing history, we can however, marvel at the sheer majesty of some of the greatest Jaguars to travel upon its roads. One classic example of a car that simply cannot be remade (if only for its own sake) is the Jaguar E-Type. Introduced in 1961, the car was soon to become an established icon of the 1960s’, often featuring in advertisements selling the idyllic way of life. So great was its popularity that in March 2008, the vehicle was voted first in a poll of the hundred most beautiful cars of all time by readers of the Daily Telegraph; simply an amazing feat for any car that went out of ... read more

The Best Cars of Steve McQueen

story Posted by. Jon

The iconic Steve McQueen is known for two facets of his personality and life: his films (including “Bullitt,” “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Le Mans”) and the actor’s love of automobiles. There are as many myths and tales surrounding McQueen’s driving antics as there were vehicles packed in his garage. Several of McQueen’s cars and motorcycles are featured in museums and collections across the United States. For collectors, owning one of Steve McQueen’s vehicles isn’t about the car; it’s about the bragging rights. Letting your buddies know that the car was owned by Steve McQueen is the ultimate sign of cool. In honor of Steve McQueen, here are the three coolest cars associated with this unforgettable figure:   1956 Jaguar XKSS McQueen’s XKSS was part of his personal garage and a one of only 16 models Jaguar produced in 1956. The actor originally purchased the vehicle in 1959 from television game show host Bill Leyden. Upon purchasing the car, McQueen quickly changed the paint color to his favorite shade of green and had the interior overhauled by famed upholsterer Tony Nancy. Legend has it Steve McQueen received so many speeding tickets driving this vehicle he almost had his license suspended twice in his first year of ownership. Considering the car too valuable and rare to continue street racing, McQueen sold his beloved XKSS to collector Bill Harrah in the early 1970s. Apparently McQueen regretted this decision enough to buy back the Jaguar from Harrah in 1977, holding onto the vehicle until the actor’s untimely death in 1980.   1969 Porsche 917 In the 1971 film “Le Mans” Steve McQueen’s character, Michael Delaney, is involved in a spectacular car crash. The Porsche 917 is shown bouncing off a railing before being thrown across the track. Luckily, the car being destroyed was a radio controlled replica of this vehicle, because it would have been a shame to ... read more

Jaguar Live from LA

story Posted by. The JustLuxe Team

Miss the XKR-S Convertible live stream last night? Then check out the unveiling by clicking on the Jaguar @ LA facebook tab now. http://on.fb.me/t7pZ0W ... read more

Jaguar Favorites - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

story Posted by. Christina Stewart

One can always expect Pebble Beach to deliver a stellar lineup of luxury cars, and the 61st Concours d'Elegance was no exception. In a venue reserved for the finest in class, car brands come full throttle in an effort to outdo the next. Having always respected Jaguar — both for the luxury cars it manufacturers and for its pioneering efforts in social media — I was looking forward to seeing what they had in store for Pebble Beach. In my opinion, the most impressive display of vintage and new-model Jags was showcased at The Quail a Motorsports Gathering, where Jaguar celebrated its 50th Anniversary of the E-Type. From pristine roadsters in the Rolex Circle of Champions to behind-the-wheel exhilarating driving experiences, Jaguar presented a wide range of favorites. Here are a few... 50th Anniversary of the E-Type 1964 Jaguar E-type Roadster 2012 Jaguar XFR 2012 Jaguar XKR Convertible Jaguar Drive Experience at The Quail ... read more

French Racing Blue

story Posted by. Jackson

I recently saw an XKR in a striking blue colorway, which the owner referred to as French Racing Blue. Is this colorway exclusive to the XKR? Or can I get it on the XF I've been eyeing up? Also, what about this color lends itself to the French naming? ... read more

Placement of your iconic Jaguar leaper

story Posted by. Charles

At a car show a few years ago there was a Jaguar Car Club from Houston, if memory serves, who all had their leapers placed in unique areas of their Jags, rather than front and center on the hood. Does anyone out there still do this? I'd love to see what the creative minds out there have come up with. I retrofitted one to be the handle of my parking brake on my S type after seeing what those clever cats from Houston did! ... read more
12
sidebar-about sidebar-video_thumb

Schedule a Test Drive

Visit jaguarusa.com