News: LAND ROVER UK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF DISCOVERY WITH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Surely one of the most recognisable cars in the world is the Land Rover Discovery, a car that can be found on most land masses around the globe. Bearing that in mind, it will come as no surprise to hear … Continue reading News: LAND ROVER UK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF DISCOVERY WITH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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News: LAND ROVER TREKS TO THE ‘LAND OF LAND ROVERS’ TO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF ALL-TERRAIN ADVENTURE

Land Rover have shared with MotorMartin recently how they have taken their 70th anniversary celebrations to new heights by visiting a remote rural community in West Bengal that relies on a fleet of classic models for its very survival. It’s no real surprise to those in the know that there are parts of the World that still rely on the mighty Land Rover for assistance and now Land Rover have explained that one such area is already known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’, a rural location deep in the Himalayas that is still reliant on a fleet of meticulously … Continue reading News: LAND ROVER TREKS TO THE ‘LAND OF LAND ROVERS’ TO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF ALL-TERRAIN ADVENTURE

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: 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: DEFENDER LIVES ON: LAND ROVER LAUNCHES V8 EDITION TO CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY

You thought it was all over but now Land Rover have recently announced a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018. The Defender Works V8, Land Rover say, pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today. Defender Works V8 is the most powerful and fastest version that Land Rover has ever created. The 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol … Continue reading News: DEFENDER LIVES ON: LAND ROVER LAUNCHES V8 EDITION TO CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY

News: LAND ROVER’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY BEGINS WITH RESTORATION OF ‘MISSING’ ORIGINAL 4X4

As regular readers will already know, the all new #MotorMartinClassics desk is here to celebrate all that is great and good about the world of Classic Motoring and is currently in charge of sorting out MotorMartin’s recently acquired Ford Cougar. It came as somewhat of a relief then to be able to focus on something completely different. And you can’t get further away from a late 90s coupé than a 1948 Land Rover. Land Rover have shared with #MotorMartinClassics that they will mark their 70th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations in 2018, beginning with the restoration of … Continue reading News: LAND ROVER’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY BEGINS WITH RESTORATION OF ‘MISSING’ ORIGINAL 4X4

News: A NEW CELEBRATION OF AN ICON: LAND ROVER LEGENDS, BICESTER HERITAGE, MAY 26 & 27, 2018

Exciting news has recently arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers regarding a brand-new event for Land Rover connoisseurs, collectors, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts that will pay tribute to the iconic marque at Bicester Heritage over the weekend of May 26 and 27, 2018. Land Rover Legends, it is said, brings together the vehicles, the people and the stories behind the global name to celebrate everything special about Land Rover past and present. As fans of this legendary vehicle will already know, 2018 sees the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the first Land Rover in 1948, and … Continue reading News: A NEW CELEBRATION OF AN ICON: LAND ROVER LEGENDS, BICESTER HERITAGE, MAY 26 & 27, 2018

News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 IS WORLD’S FASTEST SALOON CAR, WITH RECORD NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE LAP

Jaguar have let it be known to MotorMartin recently that their SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of 7min 21.23sec, Jaguar say, is nearly 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sedan around the legendary 12.9-mile German circuit and puts the 600PS Project 8 ahead of some of the world’s fastest two-door coupés and supercars. Unbelievable! Mark Stanton, SVO Director, shared with MotorMartin that: “The SVO design and engineering team’s mission was to create the most track-focused road-legal Jaguar in history … Continue reading News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 IS WORLD’S FASTEST SALOON CAR, WITH RECORD NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE LAP

News: JAGUAR CLASSIC XKSS CONTINUATION CROWNED CAR OF THE YEAR AT 2017 OCTANE AWARDS

Jaguar Land Rover Classic have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have enjoyed a double victory at the 2017 Octane Awards, held in London this week. The ‘Legends Continued’ Jaguar XKSS continuation was crowned 2017 Car of the Year and Jaguar Land Rover Classic also received the Manufacturer Heritage Collection of the Year accolade. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that, dubbed the ‘original supercar’, the XKSS was introduced by Jaguar in 1957 as a road-going conversion of the Le Mans-winning D-type racing car. Nine original XKSSs were earmarked for export to North America in 1957, but were sadly lost in … Continue reading News: JAGUAR CLASSIC XKSS CONTINUATION CROWNED CAR OF THE YEAR AT 2017 OCTANE AWARDS