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Jaguar World

October 2021

Jaguar World magazine is an amazing read, it brings together owners of all types of Jaguars, from the classics such as XKs and E-types through to the dynamic range of modern saloons and sports cars. If you like Jaguars then this is the magazine for you.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
R 99,40
R 756,75
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
lyons’ share

In the introduction of Lord Montague of Beaulieu’s 1975 book, simply titled Jaguar, Sir William Lyons wrote, “At Jaguar, we have always tried to produce motor cars that are aesthetically appealing, yet cannot be mistaken for any other marque – not, indeed, be anything other than British.” As someone who rarely put his thoughts down on paper, it’s an unusual insight into the mind of the man who founded and controlled the company for five decades. It also reveals his aspirations for the cars that would arrive during his tenure as chairman and chief designer, mainly good looks and individuality. That’s why, under his control, the company was such a success and the cars produced during it were so legendary. It’s also why he remains closely associated with the company, despite…

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5 min
silverstone classic

IF YOU HAVE A JAGUAR-RELATED NEWS STORY, SEND IT TO JWM.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK BILLED AS the biggest and best ever, the 30th anniversary edition of The Classic at Silverstone certainly lived up to its weighty birthday billing on all fronts. Over three memorable days, between 30 July and 1 August 2021, The Classic hosted 21 exceptional retro races featuring more than 900 entries that enthralled a record six-figure audience. There were plenty of Jaguars in action, too, from C-types to several XJR-15s. One of the main events was the 60th Anniversary E-type Challenge, which saw a packed grid of Jaguar’s famous sports car. In terrible conditions, Jon Minshaw was declared the victor ahead of Ben Mitchell, who came in second, and third placed Danny Winstanley. Former F1 driver and 1990 World Sportscar Champion for Jaguar,…

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1 min
jaguar commits to formula e

JLR has officially confirmed Jaguar Racing’s long-term future to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, set to commence in the 2022/23 season. FIA Formula E’s new Gen3 electric race car is due to debut in season one at the end of 2022. The lighter, more powerful and efficient Gen3 car will set a new performance benchmark for an all-electric race car. It will also demonstrate the rapid developments in fast-charging technology for electric vehicles and help deliver more exciting racing in some of the world’s largest cities. The Gen3 car will see power increase to 350kW (currently 250kW) and maximum regenerative braking power will increase from 250kW to 600kW. Jaguar Racing helps JLR to develop new sustainable technologies and set new benchmarks in quality with its partners,…

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2 min
fia formula e world championship

Round 12 The weekend started well, with Mitch Evans taking fastest lap of the first round of the British ePrix weekend, held at the ExCeL exhibition centre near Canary Wharf. The New Zealander – who, it was confirmed before the race, is staying with the British team for the next few seasons – had started the race in 11th and made up two positions in the first corner, moving to a potential points-scoring ninth place. The opening lap was unforgiving for both Jaguar drivers after they were both involved in accidents on the tight circuit. Mitch pitted for a new nose cone, which sent him down to 21st, but the team didn’t give up. He went on to set the fastest lap of the race, albeit finishing in 14th. A tough group one…

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3 min
jec racing

Race one Colin Philpott made a strong start, narrowly leading Tom Robinson’s XJR6 around Paddock Hill bend. Tom Lenthall held grid position, despite attention from the pack close behind, including Michael Holt (X300) (Class C) and Mike Seabourne (Class B). Holt’s pursuit ended early on when he spun at Druids and was fortunate that the surrounding cars managed to avoid him, although a second spin saw him retire the car. Seabourne, however, continued his excellent season form, narrowly holding off the improving Rick Walker to win the Class B battle, Walker claiming the Meguair’s GT Drive of the Day prize and pipping Derek Pearce (XK8) for the Class B runner-up. Tim Morrant (XJ40) (Class B), in his first start of the season, collected Meguiar’s Saloon Drive of the Day. Sadly, Cliff Ryan (Class D),…

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4 min
letter of the month

As the current owner of an XJ40 and former owner of an Alfa Romeo from the Eighties, I was fascinated by Craig Cheetham’s twin test between the Jaguar and the 164 in the August 2021 issue (p60). Although the Alfa I owned in the early 2000s was a GTV6, Craig is spot on when he says of the 3.0-litre V6, “It sounds amazing, too, with a guttural exhaust note that rises to a howling crescendo as you open it up.” The best part of any Alfa V6 ownership is flooring the pedal and hearing that gravelly note, a moment my Jaguar XJ40 and its smoother straight-six just can’t compete with. Alfas look great, too, having a style of their own. I loved catching a glimpse of myself driving the GTV6 in shop…

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