H Jaguar παρουσίασε στο Dubai τα πακέτα Sport και Speed για την XJ. Το πρώτο φορά ένα νέο bodykit, πατά πάνω σε 20″ “Venom” ζάντες και διαθέτει κόκκινες δαγκάνες. Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν τα σπορ Jaguar Performance καθίσματα και μαύρα γυαλιστερά διακοσμητικά. Το πακέτο Speed στην ουσία είναι το ίδιο με το Sport αλλά αφαιρείται ο περιοριστής ταχύτητας των 250 χλμ/ώρα και έτσι η τελική αγγίζει πλέον τα 280 χλμ/ώρα.
Επίσης η Jaguar ανακοίνωσε ότι η ανοικτή έκδοση του XKR-S θα παρουσιαστεί σε μερικές ημέρες στο Los Angeles. Το αυτοκίνητο θα φορά τον ίδιο V8 κομπρεσοράτο 5.0 λίτρων κινητήρα απόδοσης 550 ίππων με 680 Nm ροπής, με αυτόν της κλειστής έκδοσης και θα είναι το γρηγορότερο ανοικτό αυτοκίνητο που έχει βγάλει ποτέ η Jaguar. Οι φήμες θέλουν να κάνει τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα σε περίπου 4.0 δευτερόλεπτα και η τελική του ταχύτητα να αγγίζει τα 300 χλμ/ώρα. Φωτογραφίες του θα δούμε την επόμενη εβδομάδα. Στην ίδια έκθεση η Tata θα πάει και τα ανανεωμένα Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport Concept αλλά και το Jaguar C-X16 Concept.
POWER, INNOVATION AND EFFICIENCY: JAGUAR LAND ROVER AT THE L.A. AUTO SHOW
- High-performance Jaguar XKR-S Convertible to make its world debut in Los Angeles
- Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport Concepts make North American debut in new configurations emphasizing their all-terrain capabilities.
- Jaguar C-X16 Production Concept makes North American debut
- New vehicles demonstrate Jaguar Land Rover’s design and technology leadership.
November 10, 2011,Los Angeles,CA—Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) continues its new product and concept vehicle momentum with the Global and North American debuts of multiple new products at the 2011 Los Angeles International Automobile Show, November 16 – 28.
Dr, Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover commented: “Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be demonstrating for the U.S. market the latest design and technology advancements we have made with both brands, Our presence here reflects the fact that the U.S. is an important market for our global growth plans, and Southern California is a key region from a business and a global trends perspective.”
Making its global debut at the Show will be the 550 PS XKR-S Convertible which joins the XKR-S Coupé as the fastest and most powerful production Jaguars ever created.
Jaguar will also show the award winning Jaguar C-X16 Production Concept – combining hybrid technology with a highly responsive 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine beneath a beautifully styled body created by Director of Design, Ian Callum.
Land Rover, on the heels of the globally successful launch of the Range Rover Evoque, will be showcasing two design concepts, the DC100 (hard top) and DC100 Sport (open top) at the Show. The two concepts from Land Rover investigate the potential future design direction of the iconic Defender. The concepts capture the flexibility, adaptability and configurability that have always been key attributes of Land Rover and continue in today’s Defender.
The DC100 concept has been reconfigured for its North American debut to highlight the breadth of capability. Land Rover DC100 concept will be revealed with a new body colour and different wheels and tyres. Body colour changed to ‘Heritage Blue’ and new wheels and tyres optimised for off-road driving.
Following their initial global debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the Jaguar C-X16 and Land Rover DC100 Sport were awarded top honours for Best in Show and Best Concept respectively by AutoWeek Magazine. The company will be getting feedback from show attendees on its Jaguar and Land Rover concepts for future consideration.
JAGUAR XJ SPORT AND SPEED PACKS
- Two new performance driven option packs for flagship XJ saloon
- New interior and exterior Sport Packs (available on all engine variants except XJ SC 510PS) include: – Aerodynamically optimised styling changes to front and rear. – New 20-inch alloy wheel design. – Red painted brake callipers with Jaguar script. – Optional sports seating for front and rear passengers. – Additional interior trim choices mean even greater colour and veneer combinations.
- New Speed Pack – exclusive to supercharged models with exterior Sport Pack – raises the electronically limited top speed from 155mph (250km/h) to 174mph (280km/h).
- Sport and Speed Packs are available in standard and long wheelbase variants.
- XJ awarded International Luxury Car of the Year at the 2011 ICOTY awards.
- The XJ’s Advanced Aluminium Architecture offers weight-savings of up to 150kg compared to its competitors.
- Range of engines includes twin-turbocharged V6 diesel, 3.0-litre V6 petrol and naturally aspirated and supercharged petrol V8s.
Jaguar’s award-winning flagship XJ saloon – which combines elegance, drama and sporting prowess – is now available with optional Sport and Speed Packs to further emphasise the performance aspect of its character.
With the XJ, Jaguar has created an entirely new template for the luxury performance saloon. The XJ seamlessly blends sporting potential, dynamic driving abilities and luxurious appointments; a class-leading combination that has gathered plaudits worldwide. The Sport and Speed packs further unlock the performance potential of the XJ both aesthetically and dynamically.
The Sport Pack – available throughout the XJ range – comprises a number of exterior and interior design options that clearly underline the assertive side of the car’s personality. Externally the appearance of the XJ has been made even more dramatic with the addition of aerodynamically optimised changes to the bodywork and an alloy wheel design specific to the Sport Pack.
The functional aerodynamic changes of the Sport Pack allow supercharged XJ models to be additionally offered with the Speed Pack, which raises the limited top speed from 155mph (250km/h) to 174mph (280km/h).
“The XJ is much more than a limousine. Its power and potential mean it can out-perform many so-called sports cars. The new Sport and Speed Packs allow customers to enhance that sporting dynamism even further and create an XJ that looks as good as it drives.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars
The elegantly integrated design changes that comprise the Sport Pack are not simply cosmetic, they allow Jaguar to offer the Speed Pack option, transforming the supercharged XJ models into the fastest saloons the company has ever built.
The result of extensive research in the wind tunnel and on track, the front of the car gains an aerodynamic splitter beneath the bumper to direct air beneath the car to
reduce lift, and at the rear the bootlid lip has been extended to ensure a clean separation of air from the trailing edge of the bodywork. While ensuring optimal stability at high-speed, the Sport Pack maintains the standard XJ’s sleek 0.29Cd aerodynamic figure.
These changes have been reinforced with a number of cosmetic additions that clearly distinguish the Sport Pack-equipped cars from other models. The bold Jaguar radiator grille, a key feature in the XJ’s assertive face with its strong ‘rear view mirror recognition’ factor gains a gloss black mesh finish with the same treatment applied to the lower air opening and side vents.
Red painted brake callipers emblazoned with the Jaguar name are mounted behind new 20-inch ‘Venom’ alloy wheels with a diamond-turned sparkle silver finish to their eye-catching five split-spoke design. Newly designed split twin tailpipes (not available from launch) will leave other drivers in no doubt as to what car has just passed them.
Reflecting the exterior styling changes and befitting its performance oriented remit, the XJ Sport Pack offers interior changes that give driver and passengers a heightened sense of occasion and an indication of the dynamic abilities available.
The front seats are Jaguar’s Performance version, which offer superb support for spirited driving. Trimmed in softgrain leather these offer a huge range of adjustment – including the enlarged side bolsters – to create a perfectly tailored driving position. Active ventilation supplies heated or chilled air as required to each individual front seat. At the driver’s feet sit purposeful machined stainless steel pedals engraved with the Jaguar name.
The rear seats have been trimmed to match the front pair and the Sport specification will be offered in two purposeful colourways of Jet over Jet or Jet over Ivory. The
eye-catching Piano Black trim that highlights certain touch surfaces in the XJ is contrasted in the Sport specification by subtly applied carbon-fibre highlights.
“A car capable of 174mph must have certain basic attributes – stability, aerodynamics, prodigious power and as little weight as possible. The XJ is blessed with all these qualities in abundance and with the addition of the Speed Pack it becomes an ever more impressive performance saloon.”
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity
The XJ benefits from superb aerodynamics and Jaguar’s innovative lightweight aluminium architecture to offer weight savings of up to 150kg over its competitors. This offers tangible benefits in terms of economy, emissions, driving dynamics, agility and, of course, performance.
The Sport Pack is available on nearly all engine variants, including the muscular twin-turbo diesel, market-specific 3.0 V6 petrol and naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre AJ-V8 where it serves to emphasise the sporting character and driver involvement that are core strengths of every XJ model.
On supercharged AJ-V8 models, the Sport pack can be combined with the Speed Pack, which raises the electronically limited maximum speed from 155mph (250km/h) to 174mph (280km/h).
With such prodigious power already available from the supercharged petrol engines, no increase was necessary to achieve the higher top speed. The only changes necessary were a recalibrated engine management system, reworked software for the innovative virtual instrument display and adjustment to the tyre pressure monitoring system to take into account the heat generated by sustained high-speed motoring.