News: JAGUAR I-PACE IS NAMED T3’S BEST CAR 2018

Rather unsurprisingly, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the Jaguar I-PACE has been named ‘Best Car’ at T3’s 2018 Technology Awards. The awards took place at London’s Ministry of Sound last week. The award was present by Spencer Hart, T3’s Product & Style Editor. Graham Wilkins, Chief Product Engineer, shared with MotorMartin: “We are delighted that the Jaguar I-PACE has won this prestigious award. As Jaguar’s first all-electric car, the I-PACE is an exciting new step for us and it’s fantastic to see our innovative technology recognised and celebrated.” T3 jurors had the following to say on Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle: “Here’s a car … Continue reading News: JAGUAR I-PACE IS NAMED T3’S BEST CAR 2018

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News: 50 YEARS OF JAGUAR XJ: HISTORIC CONVOY HEADS TO PARIS MOTOR SHOW

Paris, MotorMartin has been informed, has a special significance to the Jaguar XJ as in 1968 the XJ made its debut at the show, with Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons revealing his vision for a saloon car with the handling of an E-type. According to contemporary reports, this new luxury model was a revelation with its combination of beauty, poise and performance. Since then, the presentation halls of Paris have played a regular role in the life of the XJ – the XJ ‘X300’ was unveiled at the event in 1994 and the revolutionary XJ ‘X350’, with its lightweight aluminium … Continue reading News: 50 YEARS OF JAGUAR XJ: HISTORIC CONVOY HEADS TO PARIS MOTOR SHOW

News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY CONFIRMS THAT IT IS TO BUILD THE LFP – THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV

There aren’t many out there on the roads today that sit quietly in their brand new SUV wondering what it would be like with a considerable upping of the power available but then again, most of us don’t work at Lister. With 670 bhp on tap, an estimated 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.5 seconds, and a 200 mph top speed, The Lister Motor Company’s new LFP is set to become the fastest SUV in the world. Excellent news. Lister have explained to MotorMartin that their new LFP will follow the overwhelming success of the rather cheeky LFT-666 coupe, … Continue reading News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY CONFIRMS THAT IT IS TO BUILD THE LFP – THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV

News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 SETS NEW SPEED RECORD

Are you the sort of person that finds the standard Jaguar XE not quite special enough, the type of person that just wants that little bit extra? If so then your in for a very special treat as Jaguar’s supercar-rivalling XE SV Project 8 has confirmed its status as the world’s fastest four-door car by setting a new track record. Blimey. Stats shared by Jaguar with MotorMartin show that the 600PS, 200mph four-door road-legal sedan lapped the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 1min 37.54sec – almost a second faster than the previous production sedan record – with racing driver … Continue reading News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 SETS NEW SPEED RECORD

News: SENSATIONAL SUPERCAR WEEKEND FOR BEAULIEU

Wow. The passion for Supercars in this country shows no signs of slowing down and, let’s be honest here, we at MotorMartin are more than happy with that. News then that more than 950 supercars made Beaulieu Supercar Weekend the biggest and best yet was greeted with much interest up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers especially when it became clear that around 14,900 show-goers had enjoyed the celebration of performance motoring in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. With the chance to get up-close to some of the greatest and most exclusive cars ever at the A-Plan … Continue reading News: SENSATIONAL SUPERCAR WEEKEND FOR BEAULIEU

News: LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS WITH LARGEST EVER PARADE OF VEHICLES ON GOODWOOD HILL

There was rather a collective sharp intake of breath from the #MotorMartinClassics desk just the other day when news arrived regarding some rather special Land Rovers, (aren’t they all?) In what should be of interest to the latent Land Rover owner in us all, a convoy of 70 rare and important Land Rovers stole the show at Goodwood Festival of Speed recently as part of a record parade up the famous Goodwood Hill, celebrating 70 years of Land Rover. It’s been shared with MotorMartin that the largest ever batch of vehicles to drive up the famous hill were led by … Continue reading News: LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS WITH LARGEST EVER PARADE OF VEHICLES ON GOODWOOD HILL

News: 100TH JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ‘FLAT FLOOR’ COUPE GOING TO AUCTION

Friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have confirmed that a rather significant Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘Flat Floor’ coupé will be offered for auction at its May Sale on 19th May at Silverstone racing circuit. Best get saving then. Silverstone Auctions have confirmed to MotorMartin that this Jaguar E-Type is particularly special as it is believed to be the 100th E-Type fixed head coupé built due to its chassis number, #860100, and has been given an auction estimate of £80,000 to £100,000 by the auction house. Silverstone Auctions’ classic car specialist, Richard Greenhalgh shared with MotorMartin that, “The Jaguar E-Type is a … Continue reading News: 100TH JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ‘FLAT FLOOR’ COUPE GOING TO AUCTION

News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

Rather unsurprisingly, the Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity. Prof. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, shared with MotorMartin that: “The Range Rover Velar is an outstanding, superior SUV. Compelling modernity, eye-catching design, innovative Touch Pro Duo infotainment technology and a clear focus on sustainability ­– what a combination. This product speaks for itself.” “F-TYPE, … Continue reading News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

News: RANGE ROVER VELAR AND JAGUAR E-TYPE ZERO WIN AT GQ CAR AWARDS 2018

In further good news for the ever popular Jaguar Land Rover, it’s been shared with MotorMartin that they have won two trophies at the GQ Car of the Year Awards. The luxurious and capable new Range Rover Velar won the ‘Climb Every Mountain in Luxury Award’, while Jaguar’s zero-emissions E-type Zero was named as ‘Best Use of Electricity Since the Lightbulb.’ In March 2017, Jaguar Land Rover have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Range Rover Velar became the first car to ever be launched and displayed at the London Design Museum. Created with balanced proportions and elegant lines, the Velar … Continue reading News: RANGE ROVER VELAR AND JAGUAR E-TYPE ZERO WIN AT GQ CAR AWARDS 2018

News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY RECEIVES £3.1 MILLION WORTH OF ORDERS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ANNOUNCING ITS 200 MPH+ THUNDER

Following The Lister Motor Company’s recent announcement of the fastest, most powerful and luxurious car it has ever built in 65-years – the 666 bhp Thunder supercar – the legendary Cambridge-based marque has been inundated with interest, with a rather incredible £3.1million-worth of orders for the model received within the first 24 hours of model’s announcement. With 22 keen customer orders already placed for the Thunder, priced from £139,950, in less than 24 hours, this bespoke model has already become the fastest-selling new Lister in the specialist sports car maker’s 65-year history. Commenting on the positive early reception to the … Continue reading News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY RECEIVES £3.1 MILLION WORTH OF ORDERS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ANNOUNCING ITS 200 MPH+ THUNDER