Speed Read: Supercars will guide you through every aspect of these imagination-capturing, eye-widening, land-bound speed missiles.
When Lamborghini unleashed its Miura on an unsuspecting world in 1966, it set off a high-performance arms race that continues to this day. Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Porsche, and Lotus all accepted the challenge. Over the following five decades, numerous others stepped up, including stalwarts like Aston Martin, BMW, and Audi, as well as small-volume specialists such as Koenigsegg, Pagani, Noble, and Spyker. The result is a veritable smorgasbord of blazingly fast and delicious-looking land missiles available to anyone with several hundred thousand dollars to spare.
Supercars are complex subjects that interest nearly all car enthusiasts. Every part of a supercar represents myriad decisions informed by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion. Speed Read: Supercars answers the hows and whys of these fantastic cars, offering an engaging review of history, engineering, design, key concepts, and key people.
About the Author
Basem Wasef’s fascination with all things automotive spans back to his childhood in London, where he was known to sing Happy Birthday to his extensive collection of Matchbox cars. Though his enthusiasm has taken him from the Arctic Circle to Modena in pursuit of extraordinary and exotic vehicles, he can’t imagine living anywhere but car-crazed Los Angeles, California.
Using Jaguar’s custom-made software, Dua created an exclusive remix of her latest track, ‘Want To’ and empowered fans all over the world to create personalised remixes using their own data – from the way they drive, the songs they listen to, or by tapping a rhythm on a mobile.
Whitley, UK: Jaguar has today launched an intelligent app designed to help motorists experience life with an electric vehicle (EV), before actually owning one.
The Go I-PACE App captures journey data on a smartphone, notifying customers of how much money they’d be saving per trip, and how much battery they’d be consuming – delivering a clear indication of the time frame customers could go without charging their car.
In recent years, there has been a worldwide acceptance of electric vehicles, with over 1.9 million battery electric vehicles used globally in 2017. China is currently ranked as the largest market for all-electric vehicles, though countries like the US and Norway are also growing considerably, often triggered by government incentives such as subsidies and exemption from toll and parking fees.
According to recent reports by ‘The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT), many British drivers are still mistrustful or confused when it comes to pure electric cars. Research has shown that more than 52% of consumers are interested in purchasing electric cars, but hesitate due to concerns such finding a charging spot, or not feeling like they know enough about how an EV actually works.
As a result, Jaguar has teamed up with Presenter and Independent EV Expert Robert Llewelyn, to help customers realise the benefits and simplicity of actually owning an electric vehicle.
Robert commented: “It can be hard for drivers to understand how an EV would fit into their day-to-day lives. The Go I-PACE app makes this possible by providing personalised information about how the Jaguar I-PACE could work for them based on real-world data. I’ve no doubt the app will surprise many users with the scale of the potential cost savings and by revealing how little change to their driving habits I-PACE ownership would actually make.”
With many governments around the world, including the UK, intending to cut emissions and improve air quality by 2030, the Go I-PACE app gives motorists the chance to prepare for the future.
The app is free to download and available now on Apple devices, and will be coming soon for Android:
Jaguar’s heritage of elegant design and breath-taking performance has excited and delighted the world for 80 years. Today’s world-class Jaguar family embodies the Art of Performance, with the remarkable, much admired and award-winning XE, XF and XJ saloons, the dramatic F-TYPE sports car, the F-PACE performance crossover – the fastest-selling Jaguar ever, the new E-PACE compact performance SUV and now I-PACE, the all-electric performance SUV that puts Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.
Saudi woman racer commemorates the reversal of the ban on female drivers with a lap of honour
Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE. Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, had never driven on a track in her home country before.
“Having loved cars since I was a child, today is highly emotional for me. This is the best driving moment of my life. What better way to kick off World Driving Day than a lap of honour in my home country in a Jaguar F-TYPE – the ultimate car to roar around the track. I hope people around the world will share in our joy today by sharing their most memorable driving story using #worlddrivingday.”
Aseel joined Jaguar in a call for June 24th to be known as World Driving Day – a day when finally, the whole world can enjoy the thrill of being behind the wheel of a car.
On World Driving Day Jaguar invites people to share a memory of their best driving moment (image or anecdote) using the #worlddrivingday.
By creating World Driving Day, Jaguar urges people to remember this historic day and what it means to women, to Saudi Arabia and to world progress in general. As part of its ongoing work with over 40 Universities and Academic institutions globally on future mobility solutions, the company will also be partnering with University in Saudi Arabia to join this global network. The partnership, to be announced later this year, will be a unique exchange to tap into the brightest young minds in Saudi Arabia to shape the company’s future innovations as it moves to ACES (an Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared future).
Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson, Fiona Pargeter, Customer Experience Director comments:
“It’s easy to forget and take for granted the enjoyment of driving and just what a privilege it is to get behind the wheel of a car. World Driving Day is a commitment from Jaguar to celebrate this key moment annually for both men and women. This year, we’re really excited to collaborate with the brilliant students from Saudi Arabia to shape the future of mobility for people around the world.”
Thursday 14 June 2018, UK: Jose Mourinho surprised a group of schoolchildren with a special lesson before departing for the World Cup.
Mourinho was a secondary school PE teacher for five years before embarking on his record-breaking football management career. He arrived at Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School in a Jaguar XF Sportbrake full of brand new football equipment, which he donated to the children as part of an inspiring afternoon in class.
“Inside me there is always a teacher. Coming back to school as a kid; or a teacher brings back a lot of special memories. You create your own identity; and develop your own personality and principles. It is the period you most enjoy in life.”
Mourinho was confronted by a star-struck group of children, who interrogated him about his favourite school memories, Father’s Day; and the naughtiest players he works with. One cheeky pupil even asked the football manager to make a sponsorship donation for his school marathon.
“My life is full of memories with my father – his name was also Jose – and being a father is the best job. Even if my job doesn’t allow me to see my children every day, on Father’s Day; we’ll have a special lunch or dinner if we can,” added Mourinho ahead of Father’s Day in the UK on Sunday.
Speaking before he departs for a week in Russia, Mourinho was optimistic about England’s chances.
“England have a good group of young, experienced players. All of them play in the best domestic competition in the world; and have experience of playing in the Champions League. So yes, I think they can do it.”
Mourinho was coy about the chances of pre-tournament favourites- France, Brazil, Germany and Argentina– but he emphasised the importance of teams as well as great individuals.
“They have good squads but good squads do not always make good teams. Sometimes not so special squads, in theory, can make better teams. For example, Portugal in the Euros had far from the best squad but they did it.”
Mourinho was part of the launch of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake in 2017 when he helped with Andy Murray’s first-ever replica Wimbledon trophy tour.
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is an award-winning saloon that delivers a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies. The dynamic estate’s innovations include an intuitive gesture-controlled sunblind for the Sportbrake’s super-sized, full-length, panoramic roof, Driver Condition Monitoring to detect signs of tiredness after an active day and a waterproof Activity Key you can wear while playing sport.
London, UK – 05 June 2018: Two-time Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, has fulfilled the promise he made during WWF’s World Earth Hour to ‘go electric’ and become one of the world’s first Jaguar I-PACE customers on World Environment Day.
Supporting the commitment Murray made to switch to Jaguar’s first all-electric performance SUV in March this year, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver and fellow WWF ambassador, Nelson Piquet Jr, visited the British tennis star at his training camp and made a special delivery ahead of the grass court season.
Andy Murray said:
“It’s important we all take small steps to live a more sustainable life and think about the actions we can make to look after our planet. This is one of the reasons I’m making the switch to driving Jaguar’s new all-electric I-PACE. It’s clean and safe, but also has the world class design and sports performance that suits my lifestyle.”
Nelson Piquet Jr, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver, said:
“I think it’s brilliant that Andy has made this commitment to go electric and has been vocal in encouraging more people to take action and make little changes to live more sustainably.
“The Jaguar I-PACE is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice power or performance when you switch to electric.”
The Jaguar I-PACE is a ground-breaking electric vehicle with rapid charging from 0-80 per cent in 45 minutes and offers a range of up to 298 miles on a single charge. The I-PACE delivers sustainable sports car performance, next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology and five-seat SUV practicality to place Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.
“Jaguar’s commitment to electrification is clearly demonstrated in the technological advancements they have made over the last couple of years, and their involvement in Formula E has been instrumental to that. It’s great to be part of this movement and to help promote and shape the future of battery electric vehicles,” added Piquet Jr.
The first vehicles equipped with Transatel’s technology, new and older models of the Jaguar and Land Rover ranges , will be available to the market end of June. The two companies recently signed a Master Services Agreement for a global cellular connectivity solution aiming to cover Jaguar Land Rovers’ connected car passenger applications: internet browsing and navigation services from the vehicle console, as well as on-board Wi-Fi.
Connectivity provider and technical enabler Transatel will be providing a data plan starting in 2018 for Jaguar and Land Rover models in the UK, Italy, and Germany. Data plan extensions with a selection of local and European plans will be available for selected lines. Transatel will be providing the service, managing customer and retailer relations, providing customer and retailer support, and ensuring the payment process for the purchase of data bundles by end users.
Transatel’s design of the customer journey for this connected car service is the result of over 18 years’ experience in marketing telecom offers to end users in European territories. Clients seamlessly manage their accounts via the selfcare application, accessible with any device using the car’s Wi-Fi. The multi-lingual selfcare application enables account management, user registration and payment method registration, among other features.
Philippe VIGNEAU, VP Business development at Transatel:
“We’re excited to be launching our second European connected car project with such a prestigious and renowned company as Jaguar Land Rover; this time not for telematics, but for passenger applications. We’ve been evangelizing the market for more than a year now, explaining to car OEMs worldwide how to avoid major lock-in risks and answering their concerns about security, among others. It seems the superiority of our platform and business model has now become apparent to some major players of the automotive industry.”
As the leading European MVNE/A (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler/Aggregator), Transatel has, since its inception in 2000, launched over 150 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) and built a strong expertise in Machine-to-Machine connectivity, before entering the Internet of Things arena in 2014. Today, the company offers an unparalleled cellular solution for global, multi-local data connectivity with eSIM capabilities for the IoT, addressing the connected car, connected objects, and embedded connectivity markets.
Jaguar Racing Gives Global Debut to I-PACE eTROPHY Racecar in Berlin
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Today, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY charged ahead as it made its global debut in Berlin. Founder and CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag had the honour of marking this historical moment alongside Jaguar Racing as he drove the racecar around the iconic Tempelhof Circuit.