Jaguar http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/news en-GB Designing the Jaguar F-Type Coupé: "Ultimately, you need to be bold" http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-f-type-coupe-design-story/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jaguar design director Ian Callum had his work cut out for him designing the new F-Type Coupé, the successor to the E-Type. We caught up with him in Los Angeles to find out what inspired the gorgeous new car </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jaguar-f-type-coupe-main.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are few car brands as evocative as Jaguar.</p> <p>The name conjures up images of Swinging Sixties icons hopping into E-Types and roaring off to Carnaby Street, Withnail &amp; I taking their battered Mark 2 for a &quot;splendid weekend in the country,&quot; Inspector Morse&#39;s rather more well-appointed model, and&nbsp;&ndash; of course&nbsp;&ndash; Austin Powers and his &quot;Shaguar&quot;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-griffin" title="View user profile.">Ben Griffin</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why did the convertible come first? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;It&#39;s very difficult to engineer a coupé and turn it into a convertible, it&#39;s the wrong way to do it. If you&#39;re going to do a convertible you have to start off that way, you have to engineer it that way and then you have to design it that way. Designing a convertible is more difficult from my point of view and I always say if you get a great looking convertible you get an even better looking&nbsp;coupé&nbsp;out of it. In doing it the other way around, it works, but it doesn&#39;t always work as experience has shown me.</p> <p>&quot;So that was one of the reasons. The other reason was at the time when we made the decision, if you looked at our understanding of the US market, particularly California, convertibles were the highest selling cars. So we decided to focus on what was happening in California at the time. Funnily enough, since then things have shifted a bit. And I suspect with the [F-Type Coupé] we have here, things will shift even more. Historically, over the last 10 years, convertibles and&nbsp;coupés&nbsp;were 60 to 40 per cent... I have a feeling it will go the other way around.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Ian Callum" alt="Ian Callum" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jag_ian_callum_interior_designer_award_image_01_060513.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-9_0.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> F-Type Coupe vs F-Type Convertible: Which is best? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;I loved the E-Type, like everybody else. I&#39;ve always said this, it was the Coupé that was iconic. The Convertible&#39;s beautiful and people focused on it and paid more money for it &ndash;&nbsp;as convertibles are generally more expensive &ndash;&nbsp;but for me it was the Coupé that was the iconic car, the one that created the shape.</p> <p>&quot;As a design, the full shape, for me, is always going to be more exciting than a convertible roof, which is going to default to what the roof shape is.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-3.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why no folding hard-top? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;We decided early on we wouldn&#39;t do a folding hard-top, where it would&#39;ve added a bit more spice into the form but it would&#39;ve compromised the back end totally and we didn&#39;t want to do that. Also the weight distribution was a bit difficult because of it as well, as some of our competitors have found out.</p> <p>&quot;The Coupé is, at the end of the day, the real statement. I think time will show that. I love it.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-5.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-8_0.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-10_0.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design compromises – were there any? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;No. This answer I give to everyone about design: Design is not about what I want and I&#39;m going to scream until I get it. Design is about understanding the inputs and creating something that works, both visually and practically. Okay, you can measure your practicalities &ndash;&nbsp;a two-seater sports car is not practical for carrying four people, to quote an extreme case. You have to make that judgement and deal with the facts.</p> <p>&quot;For instance, on the C-X16 Concept we had side-opening door that paid homage to the E-Type, which were fun and a bit tongue in cheek. I knew very well we would never get that in reality because it&#39;s just not usable. You know, with the E-Type down there, you could lift your luggage in. The F-Type is a lot taller because modern cars have to be and you&#39;d end up scratching the rear spoiler all the time. So then you have to approach and say, &quot;right, what can we do?&quot; What we really wanted to do was protect the shape of the window, which we did do through various iterations of feasibility of the spoiler.</p> <p>&quot;I think ideally it would&#39;ve been nice to have a purer rear-window graphic on the rear of the car, but then we&#39;ve got the glass roof which creates a whole new graphic for the car. I wouldn&#39;t have been able to put the glass roof on which comes all the way through the roof. So the answer is no, not really. The roof is actually taller than the C-X16 by about 15mm. But then my job is to disguise that. If you look at the two cars together the C-X16 Concept does sit a little lower. It&#39;s my job to disguise that, rather than just completely ignore it... because you don&#39;t want to annoy people, tall people. It&#39;s alright for me [laughs].&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-4.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-7_0.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can you see the F-Type becoming a legacy model that stays in the range for years, like that of the Porsche 911? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;That&#39;s a good question. We&#39;ve always got to make the conversation a little bit of a joke. Do we call it the H-Type or the G-Type? Where do you go?</p> <p>&quot;The answer to that is I don&#39;t know, we&#39;ve just finished the F-Type Coupé. We have to wait and see. We&#39;ll go through the normal process, facelift, which will we need to start quite soon because of timing, but beyond that I don&#39;t know.</p> <p>&quot;To answer your question a bit better, when we do the new one I might not be there, you know, it will be up to the next guy. Who knows. I&#39;m not suggesting I&#39;m going anywhere [laughs]. Will we go the evolutionary way like a Porsche 911, or design a whole new car? I think when the next time comes it will be a new car because, for me, that&#39;s the best way to move forward. Ask me in three years and I might have a better idea.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-6.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But will it be a Jaguar in three years? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;Oh, it will be a Jaguar alright. Don&#39;t you worry about that.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will there be another XJ220 supercar? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;That&#39;s an interesting question. We built the C-X75 supercar, which is a phenomenal car and they are truly super &ndash;&nbsp;the technology in these things is amazing. But we made a decision not to build it. Like the XJ220 and supercars of that ilk touching a million dollars, we decided that the market was not healthy enough at the moment to absorb that sort of car. So at the moment we stopped it. We developed the technology, we will continually develop it behind the scenes, mainly because there&#39;s a lot of good stuff in there.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="858" title="Jaguar XJ220" alt="Jaguar XJ220" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-xj220-08.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So why go to all that effort? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;Jaguar learnt a hell of a lot and it&#39;s great when you develop something that extreme because when you start to cascade it down through to reality &ndash;&nbsp;all you&#39;re really doing is reducing its objectives. On a 250mph hybrid supercar, when you have to do a 150mph sports hybrid you know a hell of a lot.</p> <p>&quot;The C-X75 has been postponed indefinitely. I think it&#39;s an indulgence. Of course, it&#39;s the ultimate expression and of course it helps the brand, gives you credentials, it says you&#39;re clever enough to do this. But in the scheme of an ongoing business, it&#39;s a bit of an indulgence and I&#39;m sure all these other companies with supercars will see that, too. But they have enough money to go for it. We&#39;re small, we can&#39;t go and do that. I&#39;m sad the C-X75 concept didn&#39;t make the final cut as I felt very personally involved with it. But that&#39;s the way life is.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1280" height="905" title="Jaguar C-X75" alt="Jaguar C-X75" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-cx75.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So would you design the next XJ220? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;If somebody said to me, &quot;let&#39;s do a supercar or let&#39;s do another derivative of a medium-sized saloon,&quot; for instance, I would go for the saloon any time because that really has long-term potential. I&#39;d like to think there&#39;s something in the middle there, though. I like to think there&#39;s something exotic but relatively affordable, nothing we could afford. Again, though, that&#39;s an indulgence. Very few of these cars make a lot of money.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2560" height="1920" title="Jaguar C-X75" alt="Jaguar C-X75" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Jaguar-C-X75.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There should there always be a sports car in the Jaguar range, what about an SUV? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;We prefer to call it a sports crossover. I think SUV is a bit blunt, it&#39;s got connotations of truck-like. The thing about the C-X17 was we have to make it quite clear it&#39;s a sports crossover so therefore it&#39;s still a driver&#39;s car. Yes, it should have four-wheel drive off-road capabilities to a point, but we&#39;ll leave the expert side of our sister brand Range Rover to that because they&#39;re the kings of it. Although we can live off some of their understanding.</p> <p>&quot;We already do four-wheel drive with the RXJ and XKR, which sadly we don&#39;t get in the UK. There&#39;s a lot of the Land Rover technology in there.</p> <p>&quot;If we were to do a sports crossover, we&#39;ll see what happens is the answer to that. We&#39;re not confirming we&#39;re going to do a crossover. But if we were to do one, it&#39;s because the market demands it... We want to show we can do performance and practicality.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar C-X17" alt="Jaguar C-X17" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-c-x17.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What was the most difficult aspect of the design of the F-Type Coupé? Did it take longer to design than the Convertible? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;The Convertible really setup the game. Although we had the Coupé in our minds, we actually finished the Convertible before we started it, which is unusual. There was an overlap before we really finished the Convertible, I had to see what a Coupé might look like before we signed it off. That&#39;s why we did the C-X16 concept. That was a prelude to what we might do.</p> <p>&quot;There was nothing really difficult. I mean it&#39;s all difficult otherwise anybody could do it. But nothing specific. The demanding thing in a sports car is the package, size and physical volume. The most difficult part, of course, were the sculptured hunches at the back, which go back to the Aston Martin days. I think they just give the car so much presence.</p> <p>&quot;With an aluminium car, adding them was hugely challenging and so going through the first iterations of it, working with our guys in manufacturing, we could&#39;ve ended up with something a lot gentler. But they worked with us and we got the shape, the extent, at the back that we really wanted. The nice thing is we work with guys who want to build what we want to build. They don&#39;t just say, &quot;oh that&#39;s too difficult&quot;. They care. And they&#39;re quite young, I mean they&#39;re not some guy here in retirement saying &quot;I&#39;m not building this&quot;... They say: &quot;We&#39;ve got to build this because this is what I want to see as well.&quot; The rear three-quarters of the car was quite challenging to make in aluminium.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zCmsfhAvcyo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-12.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why was such a big deal made about the flat grille? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;We&#39;re growing in confidence. And it&#39;s a bit like a face, you know. I did hint that future cars may be a little more upright. There you go, I hinted at it. The XF started off the new shape grille, which was inspired by the original XJ. I know that sounds tenuous but we genuinely looked at the XJ. That was the last car [Sir William] Lyons designed and was involved with so we looked at that car and wondered where he would&#39;ve taken the grille... So I went back to that reference and that&#39;s what created the XF grille When we did the XJ I said I wanted this car to be more forthright, more formidable. So we&#39;ll make the grille more upright and make it bigger.</p> <p>&quot;When we did it people at the time people said, internally as well, it was too bold, you can&#39;t get away with this. It will be fine, trust me, I said, this car needs to have presence. When we did do it and we got it right, it taught me at the time was that we need to do more of this. We need to be more confident and we need people to understand the face of Jaguar. It&#39;s not shrinking violet, it&#39;s assertive. So the view now is we are going to have more assertive front-ends.</p> <p>&quot;Ultimately you need to be bold. I&#39;ve also found out if you feel you want to be noticed, you have to push into an uncomfortable zone when creating it. Not to do it wrong, just be a little more excessive. By the time the car comes out it will be alright. It&#39;s my job to convince everyone around me it will be fine.</p> <p>&quot;Trust me, I&#39;m a designer.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupé" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-coupe-11.jpg?1387083946" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-f-type-coupe-design-story/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-f-type-coupe-design-story/feature#comments Cars F-Type Jaguar Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:32:36 +0000 Ben Griffin 1430038 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Jaguar F-Type is our Car of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-cars-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gorgeous, tech-packed and very, very nippy: Jaguar&#039;s supercharged roadster is 2013&#039;s finest automobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type" alt="Jaguar F-Type" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jaguar-f-type-award-winner.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The future is now for car technology.</p> <p>Whether it&#39;s vehicles so packed with sensors and processing power that they can all but drive themselves, rides you can re-fuel from a wall socket or jalopies so loaded with connectivity that their insides make a footballer&#39;s living room look like a medieval serf&#39;s hovel, cars are evolving at an incredible rate.</p> <p>That said, it is a supercharged British sports car that takes (some) inspiration from a past classic that secured our award: step forward, the Jaguar F-Type.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Jaguar F-Type (from £58,520) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The F-Type is a big launch for Jaguar. The media were lined up to snort at it; to throw polaroids of Porsche Boxsters at it and walk away.</p> <p>But with an attitude that properly befits the snarling bonnet badge, it would have spat those pictures straight back at them. And roared off into the night, leaving bemused journos to wonder (a) who&rsquo;s driving it and (b) was that a supercharger whine they heard? At which point it&rsquo;d do a high-speed flypast in order to (a) cover those media monkeys in gravel and (b) confirm that, yes, that was a supercharger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/f-type-how-jaguar-reinvented-british-sports-car/feature" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type" alt="Jaguar F-Type" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013-Jaguar-F-Type-Rear-Side.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Mercedes S-Class (from £62,650) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Geeks in supercars? Doesn&rsquo;t work. Can you imagine Bill Gates in a Ferrari in one of his Christmassy jumpers? Of course you can, and a striking image it is too, but it would make more sense to put him in an S-Class?</p> <p>The list of nerdy delights is almost endless: two 12.3in LCD screens for the driver; a camera that scans the road for bumps and adjusts the suspension; Collision Prevention Assist, Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Steer Assist&hellip; you get the idea. And from next year, there&rsquo;ll be a plug-in version with 90+mpg and 71g of CO2 emissions. Free road tax on an S-Class? Yes, please.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/clever-camera-tech-makes-new-mercedes-s-class-glide-magic-carpet/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mercedes S-Class" alt="Mercedes S-Class" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mercedes-s-class.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Renault Zoe (from £13,995 + £70/month) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The only thing stopping any of us saving the planet is cost. (Ironic, then, that multi-billionaires buy gas-guzzling private jets, motoryachts and sports cars, eh?).</p> <p>Even the humblest of electric cars comes at a cost premium, but Renault has nailed the problem with the sassy plug-in Zoe: a whisker under &pound;14k to buy, but you lease the expensive batteries for a monthly cost. Works for us, works for the planet; probably won&rsquo;t be bought by any oligarchs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Renault Zoe" alt="Renault Zoe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013-Renault-ZOE.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: BMW i3 (from £25,680) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oh, look, BMW has launched an electric car. Obviously it&rsquo;s megayears later than the Prius, but we all have to sit up and pay attention because it&rsquo;s a BMW, is that it?</p> <p>Well, no. Curse our hempen socks if the damn thing isn&rsquo;t rather good. And clever. And has a beautiful wooden dashboard. Don&rsquo;t let your prejudice put you at the back of the queue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bmw/greener-beemer-bmw-launches-its-first-full-electric-car/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BMW i3" alt="BMW i3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i3.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: McLaren P1 (£866,000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Trust Britain&rsquo;s most-noticed sports car maker to take a somewhat different stance on a hybrid.</p> <p>It mates a 727bhp V8 engine to a 176bhp electric motor, then adds a lot of active aerodynamics and dynamic suspension systems to make a car capable of 0-62mph in under three seconds and 2g of conering force. And yet, it can make 30mpg they say. Will you have to pay road tax on this hybrid? Yes. Yes, you will.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/icon-%E2%80%93-mclaren-p1/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="McLaren P1" alt="McLaren P1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_mclaren_p1-wide.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Tesla Model S (£82,000 est.) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tesla&rsquo;s first car was a silent Lotus-aping sports car. Then it said it was to make a saloon. Oh, we thought. Rubbish, we thought. Wrong, we were.</p> <p>The Model S is now the standard for a futuristic electric super-saloon. It&rsquo;s fast, it&rsquo;s quiet, it&rsquo;s technologically advanced and, crucially, it&rsquo;s usable. Once the availability of roadside fast-chargers increases, expect to see more and more of these.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s-gets-17in-tablet-dashboard/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla Model S" alt="Tesla Model S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesla-model-s_2_0.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Cars F-Type Gadget Awards 2013 Jaguar Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:54:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429550 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar F-Type Coupe unveiled http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-f-type-coupe/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prepare to break your piggy bank. Jaguar has unveiled the aluminium masterpiece that is the F-Type Coupe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jaguar-f-type-r-coupe-01.jpg?1385118129" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tempted by the Jaguar F-Type, but felt the Convertible was just too posey for your liking? Panic over.</p> <p>The Jaguar F-Type Coupe has just been revealed at a star-studded event in Los Angeles &ndash;&nbsp;and it looks better than our tiny brains imagined.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-griffin" title="View user profile.">Ben Griffin</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> F-F-F-fast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pretty, it may be &ndash; but don&#39;t let the exterior trick you into thinking it&#39;s all looks and no substance. There&#39;s a bucket load of technology crammed in there to help the F-Type Coupe handle better at low and high speeds.</p> <p>A first for a Jaguar is Torque Vectoring, a clever system that works out your entrance speed into a corner. If the car thinks you&#39;re going too fast, with understeer the inevitable outcome, it automatically applies braking to the inner-wheels. Each wheel works independently of each other to maintain your driving line, keeping you from going wide.</p> <p>There&#39;s also a second generation version of Jaguar&#39;s Electronic Active Differential, which estimates road conditions and adjusts the amount of torque for each wheel to ensure maximum traction at all times.</p> <p>Combined with Jaguar&#39;s Adaptive Dynamics suspension system, which looks at how you are driving and what the car is currently doing up to 500 times a second, adjusting vertical body movement, pitch and roll accordingly, it&#39;s safe to say the F-Type Coupe will handle like a champ.</p> <p>Better still, the F-Type primes the brakes ready for braking when you take your foot off the accelerator, allowing you to stop more quickly if need be.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-r-coupe-02.jpg?1385118129" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-r-coupe-03.jpg?1385118129" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Call me aluminium </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The body is made from lightweight aluminium, which helps keep the kerb weight down and makes the F-Type Coupe more solid than any Jaguar ever. The British car manufacturer has claimed torsional rigitidy - as it&#39;s known to people in white coats - is a whopping 33,000Nm for per degree. That means every degree of the body is resisting the twisting force of 48 F-Type Coupe V8 engines combined. In short, it&#39;s a stiff car.</p> <p>On the inside you get the usual Bluetooth connectivity goodness as well as a touchscreen navigation system. You can also opt for an active exhaust that&#39;ll make the addictive engine note even more potent as you drive along. There&#39;s also a pretty pimp sound system from British sound wizards Meridian if you front up some more wonga.</p> <p>Prices start at &pound;51,235 for the bottom spec F-Type Coupe and rise to &pound;85,000 for the much more powerful F-Type R, which has a sizable 550bhp V8, a 0 to 60mph time of 4 seconds and a top speed limited to 186mph. Notice the use of the phrase &#39;limited&#39; &ndash; as if you need to go any faster, eh?</p> <p>Deliveries start in early 2014, so best get your name down quick.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/23-POLARIS-INTERIORS-DETAILS.jpg?1385118129" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" alt="Jaguar F-Type Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-r-coupe-04.jpg?1385118129" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-f-type-coupe/news#comments Cars F-Type Jaguar Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:35:36 +0000 Ben Griffin 1429251 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Jaguar F-Type http://www.stuff.tv/f-type/icon-%E2%80%93-jaguar-f-type/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jaguar&#039;s successor to the E-Type roars into life – but does the F-Type live up to its illustrious heritage? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/icon-jaguar-f-type_0.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3988.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>I am Jaguar, hear me roar</strong></p> <p>Grr – this is the Jaguar F-Type roadster, the successor to the iconic E-Type, which goes on sale in spring 2013.</p> <p><strong>Does it measure up to the classic Jags of yore?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-jaguar-f-type </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/f-type/icon-%E2%80%93-jaguar-f-type/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/f-type/icon-%E2%80%93-jaguar-f-type/news#comments F-Type Jaguar Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:39:13 +0000 Stephen Graves 422909 at http://www.stuff.tv Retro Chic – Jaguar E-Type (1961) http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-jaguar-e-type-1961/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Jag’s most celebrated model – the E-Type – turns 50, Stuff gives her the once over </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jaguar-E-Type_1971_0.jpg?1364402172" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jaguar-E-Type_1971-2_0.jpg?1364402172" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jaguar-E-Type_1971-3_0.jpg?1364402172" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twitterbanner2_69.jpg?1364402172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What’s the story?</strong></p> <p>British design didn’t always stop at vacuum cleaners. Witness Jag’s E-Type, the epitome of British '60s cool. Employing aerodynamic tricks learned from aircraft design, it was fast, sexy and surprisingly affordable at £2100.</p> <p><strong>Why should I want one?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/retro-chic/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-jaguar-e-type-1961 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-jaguar-e-type-1961/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-jaguar-e-type-1961/news#comments Jaguar Wed, 09 Feb 2011 13:37:34 +0000 Paddy Smith 415608 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar XF http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-xf/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jaguar’s new saloon is bursting with technology. But can the XF help shed the company’s crusty, old-school image? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="492" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/JAGUARxf_0.jpg?1364299902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite producing a conveyor belt of classic cars, Jaguar has struggled to spruce up its granddad image. But if any car can bring our feline friend into the 21st century, it’s the XF.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £54,900.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The refined, graceful XF might just save Jaguar’s wrinkly skin</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/jaguar-xf </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-xf/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar-xf/review#comments Jaguar Transport XF Thu, 29 May 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10303 at http://www.stuff.tv A Jaguar is born http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguar-born/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The hunt was tough, and a couple of Stuff spearmen will never wield again, but a heavily tranquilised Jaguar XK lies resplendent in our all-white hunter&#039;s shack. Recovering from our wounds, we examine the new look and new danger that this 2+2 coupe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3524001c9mn.jpg?1364474152" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The hunt was tough, and a couple of <em>Stuff</em> spearmen will never wield again, but a heavily tranquilised Jaguar XK lies resplendent in our all-white hunter's shack. Recovering from our wounds, we examine the new look and new danger that this 2+2 coupe represents. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/jaguar-born </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguar-born/news#comments Jaguar XK Tue, 30 Aug 2005 05:00:00 +0000 admin 3066 at http://www.stuff.tv The cat's a geek http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/cats-geek/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We nearly dropped our calfskin driving gloves when we discovered that Jaguar is more interested in cutting-edge tech than walnut veneer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/352100ac9mn.jpg?1364474152" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We nearly dropped our calfskin driving gloves when we discovered that Jaguar is more interested in cutting-edge tech than walnut veneer</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/cats-geek </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/cats-geek/news#comments Jaguar Fri, 24 Jun 2005 05:00:00 +0000 admin 3063 at http://www.stuff.tv