New Jaguar Touring spec ‘world’s fastest production sedan’

Fixed spoilers but seriously exclusive 0-100km/h in 3.7sec, top speed 300km/h Want one? Only 15 to be built – all LHD PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed a less macho, road-orientated, version of the extreme XE SV Project 8 that sports a discreet rear spoiler, has a covert design, and…

Creating beauty: 65-year-old Jaguar XK reborn for racing

1954 XK120 back to ‘bespoke’ specification 2700 man-hour job makes race-read beauty Original 3.4-litre six-cylinder XK engine rebuilt LONDON, England – Jaguar Classic has completed restoration of an XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by British life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between Gandy and Jaguar Classic’s experts at…

JLR researching ways to make your car pay its way

‘Smart Wallet’ tech to earn ‘crypto’ on the road Credits for traffic, pothole, parking problems Part of JLR ‘Destination Zero’ vision road checks WHITLEY, England – Jaguars and Land Rover drivers in the UK could be earning cryptocurrency and making payments on the move using the associated brands’ ”connected car” services. ‘Smart Wallet’ tech will…

Jaguar i-Pace clean-sweeps three World Car awards

World Car, World Car Design, and World Green Car Third success announced at New York auto show Jaguar SA taking orders – configure your car here CAR AWARDS TREBLE FOR JAGUAR: Image: Jaguar Land RoverNEW YORK – The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards: not only has it…

Jaguar Project 8 supercar blitzes Dubai Autodrome (V)

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets Dubai Autodrome record Now world’s fastest four-door production car… …thanks to supercharged 441kW/700Nm engine DUBAI AUTODROME, United Arab Emirates – The world’s fastest four-door sedan, Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8, has added a lap record to its global achievements by lapping the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome GP circuit in 2min18.81….

Book review (of sorts): ‘A Cat to Kill For’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – At times we here at Carman’s Corner get tired of editing feature about cars and motorcycles and motorsport so… here’s a punt for a book. About cars… A Cat to Kill For Gavin Campbell runs a small and struggling classic car dealership in the historic village of Watkins Glen, New…

Jaguar XE: Catch up on coming-soon luxury sport sedan

Enhanced exterior, all-new luxurious interior Advanced diode head- and tail-lights ClearSight rear-view mirror/camera  PRETORIA, Gauteng – The coming Jaguar XE will arrive in South Africa in the second half of 2019 with an enhanced exterior design, all-new luxurious interior, and advanced technologies. An updated exterior design,the automaker says, will give the XE a more purposeful…

Ian Callum honoured with London Classic Car show Icon Award

PRETORIA. Gauteng – One of the international greats of automotive design, Ian Callum, (64) has been awarded the 2019 London Classic Car Show‘s Icon Award. The design director with Jaguar is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost automotive design talents and has, it was said at the presentation ”also had an enormous effect on…

Jaguar XJ sedan might be 50, but its claws still razor sharp

50 years, nine generations, of Jaguar flagship Be ready to pay close to two million bucks Special finishes to headlights, tread plates JAGUAR’S special edition XJ50  sedan – short -(short?) and long-wheelbase created to highlight five decades of production is now available in South Africa. Exterior enhancements include Autobiography-style front and rear bumpers, 19” seven-spoked…

Jaguar about to drop flag on special Ingenium models

Choice of three Ingenium engines Special cabin finishes in colour choices Unique badging throughout the cars PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has revealed a Chequered Flag special edition as part of the 2019 model-year updates to the XF Sedan. The cars, due in South Africa from April 2019, will come with a selection of unique exterior…

JLR gets green light to solve 150-year-old problem on the road

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure tech to avoid red lights Tech gives speed to avoid having to stop​ System to cut congestion, reduces emissions PRETORIA, Gauteng – New Jaguar Land Rover technology has been created to, the automaker claims, reduce traffic by avoiding stops at red traffic lights – an invention from 150 years ago that is now the…

Coming soon: Jaguar F-Type rally cars to celebrate 70 years

Rally models scheduled  for Jaguar’s 70th birthday Design cues from Chequered Flag Limited Edition One-off specials pay homage to 1948 sport cars PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has developed two F-Type Convertible rally cars with design cues from the F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since…