Thousands of auto enthusiasts flocked to the Royal Exhibition building in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend for Motorclassica 2014. Adding to the drawing power of the event was the celebration of Maserati's 100th anniversary, which saw the display of iconic gems plucked from the Italian automaker's famed history. Gizmag was among those keen to feast their eyes on the collection of rare and classic vehicles on show.
Jaguar plans to extend a unique opportunity to car lovers. Next month, it will open the Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience in the UK, giving driving enthusiasts the opportunity to grab the steering wheels of rare and powerful cars from its past and present. Highlights include the classic Le Mans-winning D-Type race car, the E-Type and the all-new 542-bhp F-Type R.
, successor to and loosely based off the iconic E-type
, has rightfully been acknowledged as a brilliant new take on one of the industry's most famous rides. Following on from my time behind the wheel of a gorgeous 495 hp F-type V8S roadster
a few months back, I recently had the opportunity to drive the less powerful (but equally gorgeous) 380 hp V6S Coupe version. So how did the car hold up to the V8S in terms of performance and value?
Since its inauguration nine years ago, Salon Privé has evolved into a boutique motor show, wowing automotive enthusiasts with its unique mix of classic vehicles and premium supercars from around the world. Following the first day's Concours d’Elegance, collectors have the chance to snap up rare gems by way of the Salon Privé Sale, with the British Supercar Show rounding out the event on the third and final day. Join Gizmag as we cast our eye over the assortment of stunning automobiles on display last week at London's Syon Park.
Jaguar has revealed its new XE
at a launch event in London. The company hopes the sport sedan can take on the established players in the premium compact class with its range of efficient engines and lightweight bodyshell.
A week after the unveiling of its updated version of the classic Jaguar Mark 2
, Classic Motor Cars (CMC) has announced that what was initially a one-off of the 1960s luxury car, will now go into limited production. Redesigned and built for Jaguar designer Ian Callum, the new Mark 2 enjoys new engineering and interior features to make it suitable for modern day-to-day driving.
Whether driven by Inspector Morse
or the less-than-pristine example in Withnail and I
, the Mark 2 is one of the most memorable Jaguars. It may not have the flash and stand-out gorgeous lines of the E-Type
, but since it was introduced in 1959, the Mark 2 had a reputation as a fast, capable saloon. Now an 18-month collaboration between Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) has produced an updated riff on the Mark 2 suitable for the 21st century.
Recently, we witnessed the coming together of millionaires and their million dollar car collections on the misty coast of Monterey, California. While US$40 million Ferraris
were being auctioned off, the Concours d'Elegance
provided visitors with spectacular automotive eye candy. But events like The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion have proven equally engaging.
Jaguar recently announced
the upcoming debut of its new XE, providing teasing pictures of the compact sport sedan's engine and front-end. Now, the manufacturer has released details of the car's new infotainment system, which boasts an 8-inch touchscreen.
Over at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance this week, Jaguar unveiled its continuation Lightweight E-Type
sports car, and to keep it company, British watchmaker Bremont chose the same venue for the début of its Lightweight E-Type wristwatch. No prizes for guessing, but the bespoke watch with a limited run of six is a commemoration timepiece on offer to the buyers of the Jaguar replica racers.