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
Only the long-wheelbase model will be available in America. Audi unveiled its current A8 to the world roughly two years ago. When we saw S8 prototypes completely uncovered at the Nürburgring last year we assumed a reveal was nigh, but it actually took Audi another year to unwrap up its large ‘Bahn burner. That time has finally arrived, as we greet the new 2020 Audi S8 in all its 563-horsepower (420-kilowatt) glory. Update: ⠀ See The New Audi S8 Do 0 To 62 MPH In Only 3.57 Seconds 2019 Audi S8 First Drive: Trans-European Express That figure will undoubtedly be the takeaway for just about everyone interested in Audi’s big performance sedan. The S8 trades the six-cylinder from the standard A8 for a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, and it is rather gutsy. In addition to prolific horsepower, the mill generates 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque, something a car weighing nearly 2.5 tons sorely needs. It also incorporates Mild Hybrid … [Read more...] about 2020 Audi S8 Arrives With Subtle Style, 563 HP Twin-Turbo V8
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.
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
The new Defender can take a beating. If you had any doubts that the new Land Rover Defender wasn’t as tough as the old truck, maybe this video will change your mind. To prove that modernization didn't erase the Defender’s rugged build, Chief Engineer Mike Cross decided to take a new Defender 110 on a quick off-road blast. The first obstacle tests the Defender 110’s ability to handle small jumps during high-speed backroad runs. This is specifically for customers who prefer offroading in open areas where they can reach high speeds and sometimes catch air. Customers who live near a desert of large open fields should take note that the new Defender 110 isn’t afraid to catch a little air. Gallery: See 2020 Land Rover Defender Get Trashed By Its Chief Engineer 5 Photos The Defender’s next challenge is a rally stage style performance test. The Defender 110 might not set any course records, however, it was able to show … [Read more...] about See 2020 Land Rover Defender Get Trashed By Its Chief Engineer