Finally, an E-Type with decent brakes! Have you heard? There’s a new hit among wealthy classic car enthusiasts. It’s called restomod and, as its name implies, combines a full restoration of a retro vehicle with modern parts and technologies. This philosophy is inspired by the timeless appearance of a classic beauty, but benefits from the modern performance parts of today. Simply put, you achieve the same great look of a vintage car, but have the dynamics of a new model. There’s one important thing we need to clarify. There’s a difference between hot rod and restomod – while the first uses mostly original parts designed and built by the respective automaker, the newer tuning philosophy relies on custom parts designed to fit in stock locations. This way, the owner of the car, or the tuning company, can either add new parts or return the vehicle to its stock form with all factory parts. What started with a few niche companies selling air … [Read more...] about Jaguar E-Type Restomod Combines Timeless Design With Modern Tech
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All new Jaguars and Land Rovers to be electrified from 2020. Jaguar and Land Rover will include an electrified version of every new model range they launch from 2020 – and two new concepts herald the firm's switch to electrification in bold fashion. As part of the inaugural JLR Tech Fest, Jaguar has rolled out both an all-electric E-Type and an autonomous EV concept that looks at how motoring could evolve by 2040. The 2020 electrification announcement was made by JLR CEO Dr Ralf Speth. "We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles," he said. "Our first fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-Pace, goes on sale next year.”Jaguar Land Rover is thus the latest company to commit to a future of electric drive, including a range of fully-electric battery-powered cars plus hybrids and plug-in hybrids, following Volvo's headline-grabbing … [Read more...] about Jaguar Reveals Electric Future With E-Type, Future-Type Concepts
The new center will offer servicing for classic Jaguars and Land Rovers, as well as used car sales. Jaguar Land Rover is opening a classic car refurbishing and restoration center in North America for the first time. The facility in Savannah, Georgia, will also sell and service JLR’s classic vehicles when it opens in the summer of 2019. It will be the first time the British firm has opened a classic car center outside Europe. A 42-bay workshop will be built on the site, providing a full range of manufacturing services for vehicles out of production for 10 years or more, including vehicle health checks and restorations. There will also be a purpose-built showroom, from which Jaguar Land Rover will sell a selection of pre-owned classic vehicles. Brush up your knowledge about JLR's iconic classic cars: Classic Land Rovers Still Proving Their Worth In The Himalayas Discover How Jaguar Classic Builds The New D-Type The site in Savannah was chosen partly … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover To Build Classic Car Facility In The U.S.
They’re stunning in the metal. [UPDATE] More live images added to the galleries below. Pebble Beach is underway, which means automakers are trotting out their latest and greatest in California. Bugatti is there with its Centodieci while Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster. The event is our first chance to see a ton of cars, new and old alike, in the metal, and Acura brought two of its latest reveals – the Type S Concept and the 2020 NSX Indy Yellow Pearl. Gallery: 2020 Acura NSX Indy Yellow Pearl Live At Pebble Beach 29 Photos The Type S Concept gives us our first look at what future Acura models will likely look like, and the design direction is beautiful. The car is stunning with a long hood, sloping roof, chiseled design, and gorgeous Double Apex Blue Pearl paint. It looks more like a sports car than a luxury sedan, and that’s a good thing. Acura’s styling has been a bit of a mess, but this new Type S … [Read more...] about Acura Type S Concept, NSX Indy Yellow Pearl Dazzle At Pebble Beach
Oates won't be able to hide from private eyes while behind the wheel of this little beast. Emory Motorsports specializes in tuning the classic Porsche 356, and rockstar John Oates of 1980s iconic band Hall & Oates now owns one of the company's special machines. Oates asked the firm for the perfect 356, and Emory delivered. Gallery: John Oates Porsche 356 Emory Motorsports 64 Photos Oates' new car started life as a 1960 356B Cabriolet. Emory fitted a removable hardtop that gave the car an interesting flat-top silhouette, rather than the vehicle's usual graceful silhouette for the coupe's rear deck. The donor machine had a damaged front end, so the build team incorporated the smoother shape of the 356A at the nose and windshield frame. The 356A's smaller bumpers also added a sleeker look. The Porsche 356 is a classic: 1959 Porsche 356 Speedster By Emroy Motorsport Is Retro Perfection The 1960 Porsche 356 RSR From Emory Motorsports Looks … [Read more...] about John Oates’ Tuned Porsche 356 Won’t Be His Next Maneater