Test Drive: 2011 Jaguar XJ

Hollywood — One of the best things about going to an automotive press introduction is getting to hang out with the designers, engineers and planners responsible for the company’s latest model.  A few weeks ago, I had dinner and spent some quality time with Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars and some of the other…

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Test Drive: Jaguar XF Supercharged

We can’t think of another automotive brand more closely associated with elegant, world-class styling than Jaguar.  Over its 75-year history, the brand has consistently built some of the most beautiful sports cars and sedans. First brought to the U.S. as a 2009 model, the 2010 XF is unchanged, except for the addition of a fourth…

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“R” is for FasteR, 2010 Jaguar XF-R

There really is something special about a Jaguar. And when a Jaguar carries the company’s special “R” designation, you know you’re getting the best performance available.  The XF-R is Jaguar’s dedicated Sports Sedan. The XF was launched in 2009, and the new 2011 version has pumped up the performance to a breathtaking 510 horsepower with…

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Test Drive: 2008 Jaguar XKR

There was a time when luxury automakers just got so staid and stuffy that they were no fun at all. Cadillac lost its mystique in a sea of GM standardization, no one was sure if Lincoln was even making cars any more, and Jaguars were just nicer-looking mid-size Fords.  The average age of luxury brand…

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