What would a race spec F-Type look like? Jaguar is answering that with the new Project 7 concept car. The name comes from the brand’s 7 Le Mans wins between 1951 and 1990, and its design shares cues from the cars that delivered those victories.
With Jaguar banking on their racing heritage, it makes sense that the concept debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event itself was created to celebrate Britain’s racing history, bringing classic race cars to the estate housing the Goodwood Circuit and hill climb courses.
The overall look is somewhere between the current F-Type and the D-Type, a car that dominated Le Mans in the mid-50s.
The lightweight aluminum body gets a ring of carbon fiber aerodynamic enhancements running along the bottom edge. The tall rear diffuser is aided by a low fixed spoiler.
There’s still a full cabin, but the passenger’s seat has been replaced by a holder for a helmet and the windscreen has been shortened. The fabric top has also been jettisoned: in its place, a fairing with a built-in roll cage extends behind the driver’s head for better aerodynamics.
French racing blue was chosen instead of the expected British racing green; this color was the one most often used on the D-Type.
While it may be a concept, this is a fully-functional car. A retuned version of the supercharged V8 together with a freer-flowing ceramic-finished exhaust bring power output up to 550 hp and 502 lb-ft. of torque, which is 54 hp and 41 lb-ft. more than the production car. The suspension has been reworked, lowering the ride height by 10 mm and improving cornering ability.
Thanks to the lighter body, aerodynamic tweaks and more powerful engine, it can go from 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 4.2 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.
Will it be built?
A race spec car seems like a no-brainer with Jaguar’s return to sports cars, and most of the Project 7′s are practical for mass production. Whether or not features like the headrest fairing make it to production will depend on how well they mix with current homologation requirements.
You can drive part of Jaguar history. Visit your Park Place Jaguar dealership in DFW today to see the full line.
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“Grace… Space… Pace”
Since the 1950s, this slogan has defined Jaguar. For buyers looking for a comfortable, luxury car that’s fun to drive and above all stylish, it’s definitely difficult to beat this English manufacturer. Long famed for high performance luxury cars, the company is reinventing itself with a string of new models to maintain it’s English craftsmanship heritage while pushing the design into the 21st century.
However, the most important question is which one is right for you? The entire lineup is loaded with equipment expected from a modern luxury car ranging from high-end sound systems to panoramic sunroofs, but each model delivers a unique combination of features for everyone from the executive to the driving enthusiast.
The Jaguar XJ’s aluminum space frame chassis of this grand luxury sedan makes the car incredibly light for its size. As a result, the sedan has all the space and comfort of a large luxury sedan, without the characteristic heavy driving feel. Not only will it embarrass many midsize luxury sedans on curvy roads, but it can also accelerate faster than any comparable models on the market.
Although the car has only been on the market since 2010, that hasn’t stopped engineers from making innovative improvements each year, rather than resting on their laurels. This is the first car to get Jaguar’s new supercharged 3.0 liter V6. While other automakers have opted for turbocharging, Jaguar utilizes a supercharger to avoid the telltale turbo-lag. This results an engine that provides smooth power delivery comparable to a V8 with nearly identical performance, along with better fuel economy and front-to-rear weight balance.
The new Instinctive All Wheel Drive system provides better traction in bad weather, while being tuned to improve dry weather performance as well, maintaining the feel and driving dynamics of a rear-wheel-drive car. It even helps the car move faster, putting more power through the front wheels at launch and then to the rear as the weight shifts under acceleration.
The Jaguar XF delivers the driving experience and many design features of the XJ in a smaller package, only trading some rear seat and trunk room for even better handling. While many automakers aim to clock the fastest time on the Nurburging, this sedan goes one step further. Last year, proving it’s speed at the 24-Hour Race, the XF took home the trophy.
For the most part, the major differences between the XF variants are the engine options. The base XF get a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, producing 240 horsepower that, thanks to the lightweight chassis, allows the car to go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. Not enough power? The 3.0 liter V6 option produces 340 hp and the supercharged 5.0 liter V8 bumps that power figure to 470 hp. The XFR gets an engine tuned to produce 510 hp with an XFR-S model expected this Spring at 550 hp..
The Jaguar XK follows a long line of fantastic grand touring cars including legends like the E-type and XK120. Like the XF, the XK is available with a 5.0 liter V8 in standard and supercharged versions, while the XKR delivers more power and better handling.
At the top of the lineup is the XKR-S. It gets a version of the supercharged V8 producing 550 hp and 502 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as a race suspension to provide supercar-like performance. Since its creation, this car was designed to do a sub-8-minute lap on the Nurburgring. The XKR-S was also planned from the start to retain its ride quality, making it one of the few cars in this class that is still comfortable in real-world conditions. Like the rest of the XK lineup, the XKR-S has a suspension that can be adjusted on the fly to provide more comfort or sharper handling. However it is missing the garishness of most tuner luxury cars; to the casual observer, the only tip-offs to this car’s performance are the small hood inlets and the badging.
If you’re yearning for a convertible, any of the XK trims come available with a drop top. The weight and structural rigidity penalties are very minor, giving all these cars the same performance experience as their hardtop counterparts..
The 2013 Jaguar models provide personal comforts akin to the opulent lifestyle of Don Draper in “Mad Men” according to Automobilemag.com. Rich leathers, sumptuous woods and a variety of additional features surround drivers in absolute comfort. Every vehicle from the XF to the ultimately luxurious XJL meets exclusive design standards that have become synonymous with the Jaguar name.
Smart key remotes facilitate keyless vehicle entry, a true gift when hands are full or your keys are buried in a pocket or purse. These high tech remotes also offer keyless starting, a feature currently only available in half of the other vehicles sold in the United States according to Edmunds.com.
The comforting aroma of leather accompanies beautiful trim that covers the instrument panel and the doors of the interior cabin in the 2013 Jaguar. Complementary front and rear floor mats protect vehicles from daily abuse. Interior trim on XK models features an Intaglio gloss finish with original Jaguar imaging. Radio controls on the leather-covered steering wheel allow drivers to focus on the road while enjoying their favorite tunes.
To accommodate driver preferences, the XJ and other Jaguar models have digital gauges that mesh seamlessly with the innovative touch screen control panel providing precision and clarity.
Accompanying the aesthetic beauty of Jaguar is the gentle purr that greets drivers as they push the starter button. Despite massive engine power that brings vehicles from zero to 60 miles per hour (mph) in 5.7 seconds, the passenger cabin is peacefully quiet throughout the entire trip.
Passengers and drivers enjoy 10-point power adjustable seating complete with three heat settings. A memory function allows drivers to save their preferred settings for seat, side mirrors and steering wheel positions. Front legroom averages approximately 41.5 inches in 2013 Jaguar models. Passengers in the backseat enjoy from 36.6 to 44.1 inches of space, depending on the model.
Dual climate controls eliminate arguments between drivers and front passengers regarding heating or air conditioning. Humidity control minimizes moisture buildup inside windshields and windows during rainy, damp or cold days. An innovative filtration system reduces cabin odors during travel and removes particles from the air that could trigger allergic reactions.
2013 Jaguars come with many safety features, including the internal seven-inch touchscreen mated to front and rear parking sensors. Reverse park cameras display areas behind the car for safer backup.
In addition to dual front and side airbags, vehicles come standard with curtain airbags on the front and rear windshields to protect passenger heads during an accident. Rear passengers have three-point seat belt restraint systems while front seat belts move to accommodate various passenger heights.
Additional passenger protection comes in the form of side door beams that help vehicles maintain their shape after impact. Manufacturers have equipped convertible Jaguar models with rollover protection devices to maximize driver safety. Emergency brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution ensure that cars come to a quick stop during an emergency.
Entertainment features in 2013 Jaguars include top of the line audio systems starting at the 250-watt, 10-speaker Jaguar stereo systems, to the 380-watt, 12 channel, 14-speaker professional audio system from the world renown audio engineers at Meridian Audio. The full-color touch screen also houses GPS and a convenient trip planner. Bluetooth connectivity makes hands-free conversations simple.
USB ports allow passengers to enjoy files on portable music devices in crisp, surround sound. Vehicles come equipped for Sirius satellite radio services. Owners receive free trial periods with their vehicle purchases. A power outlet and front seat lights for reading make even the longest trips enjoyable for passengers.
Overall reviews for 2013 Jaguar models remain highly competitive in every dimension. Jaguar certainly didn’t sacrifice luxury in its attempts to produce faster vehicles. Riding in one may be the next best thing to being Don Draper.
(PLANO, TX.) – March 05, 2013– Jaguar North America recently announced the recipients of the 2012/13 Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence award. Park Place Jaguar Plano is among the select group of Jaguar dealers to achieve this honorable award.
“Park Place Jaguar Plano is honored to receive this prestigious award,” says Ken Schnitzer, Chairman & CEO. “It shows our continued dedication to providing an exceptional experience to our customers.”
Pride of Jaguar winners are dealers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and the Jaguar brand. Sixteen Jaguar dealers were selected from a network of 164 dealers across the U.S. based upon being top performers in three core business categories; customer advocacy, sales and business excellence.
“The Pride of Jaguar award annually honors those select dealers who exceeded expectations in customer satisfaction, sales performance, and overall business excellence. These dealers are key elements in Jaguar’s continued success,” says Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC.
For more information on Park Place Jaguar Plano, visit http://jaguarplano.parkplacetexas.com/.Comments
At Park Place Dealerships, we pride ourselves on being Experts in Excellence. That statement extends throughout our organization, and multiple dealerships, with the lofty goal of providing an extraordinary automotive purchase and ownership experience. As a result of that goal, we are proud to announce that several of our dealerships have received awards from their respective manufacturers for maintaining the integrity and excellent client service that should be expected from a luxury automotive dealership.
Park Place Dealerships Awards
Park Place Motorcars Dallas, Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth, and Park Place Motorcars Grapevine have received the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Best of the Best Dealership Recognition Award based on outstanding performance in 2012. This award, presented annually, goes to the top performing Mercedes-Benz dealerships for demonstrating superior performance in various areas of their business.
“These dealers are exemplary representative of the Mercedes-Benz brand: an entrepreneurial spirit fueled by a commitment to excellence and strengthened by a total focus on customer satisfaction,” said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA.
Park Place Porsche Dallas was once again recognized for the 17th consecutive year in 2013 through the Porsche Premier Dealership Program, which identifies the top 25 Porsche Dealers in North America. The Porsche Premier Dealer designation recognizes and rewards those Porsche Dealerships that best embrace the Porsche Business Model – achieving the highest performance among their peers in Brand utilization, product representation and the development of key Porsche business drivers; and in doing so, succeed as independent entrepreneurs who routinely exceed the expectations of their Porsche customers.
Recognition as a Porsche Premier Dealer bestows the pride and prestige of being named one of the most highly regarded Porsche dealerships in North America, ad Park Place Porsche Dallas is driven to continue our commitment to excellence that gained us this distinction.
Park Place Jaguar Plano has been awarded the Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence Award. The award is the highest honor a Jaguar dealer can receive, and is only bestowed on dealers who take the ideals of excellence and turn them into a way of doing business for every customer, every day. Earning the Pride of Jaguar requires that all areas of a Jaguar dealership’s business are focused on the customer. There are three key components to achieving Pride of Jaguar: providing an exceptional customer experience; exemplary sales satisfaction performance; and excellence in service quality.
“The Pride of Jaguar award annually honors those select dealers who exceeded expectations in customer satisfaction, sales performance, and overall business excellence. These dealers are key elements in Jaguar’s continued success,” says Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC.
The Elite of Lexus award is reserved for those dealers who excel at everything they do. From sales and service to the overall ownership experience, these dealerships are truly in a class all their own. Lexus bestows this honor on only a very select group of dealerships, based on customer ratings and a rigorous series of operational and certification requirements. We are honored to say that Park Place Lexus Plano has earned this prestigious award 19 times and Park Place Lexus Grapevine earned it the past 11 consecutive years.Comments
Luxury automobile dealership group ranked #4 in the U.S. in the largest survey of American workers of its kind
DALLAS (January 31, 2013) — Dallas-based Park Place Dealerships has been named one of America’s Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics. Park Place was ranked #4 nationwide among 872 organizations with more than 1,000 employees that participated in regional top workplaces programs.
“It is an honor to be recognized as one of America’s top workplaces,” said Ken Schnitzer, Chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “We have invested in hiring the best team to take great care of our clients and they do an incredible job. We value our team and we do everything we can to create an exceptional work environment.”
The National Top Workplaces list was determined solely by feedback gathered through an objective employee survey. The survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, the leading on-demand employee survey provider, in conjunction with 30 leading regional newspapers. Park Place Dealerships participated in The Dallas Morning News’ Top Workplaces 2012 program.
The survey uses a proprietary set of 22 questions to rank companies. The survey data showed that employees most want to work at companies with high levels of organizational health. Companies that set a clear direction for their future; execute well; and bring real meaning to work are the healthiest.
“We have the support of the leadership team at all levels of our organization,” said Sherry Miller, vice president of human resources at Park Place Dealerships. “This enables us to implement workplace initiatives that create an environment where our employees are recognized and rewarded for their knowledge and skills, where their opinions are heard and valued, and where they can learn and further develop in their careers at Park Place.”
The Top Workplaces program accurately reflects the opinions of employees through measurement of engagement, organizational health and employee satisfaction. The survey is utilized year after year by human resource professionals and C-suite executives nationwide as the gold standard in internal measurement of organizational health and employee satisfaction.
Founded in 2006, WorkplaceDynamics is the fastest-growing employee survey provider in the United States. Based on their “on-demand” employee survey, last year they surveyed more than 5,000 organizations, polled 1.7 million people and handled over a million employee responses.
Details about the National Top Workplaces, a full list of the Top 150 companies, the survey methodology, and factors that drive organizational health are available at www.topworkplaces.com.
Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 by Ken Schnitzer with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Park Place currently operates 15 full-service dealerships representing Bentley, Jaguar, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, smart, Volvo and Rolls-Royce. In addition, the dealership group includes two Park Place Bodywerks locations. For more information about Park Place Dealerships, visit parkplace.com.Comments
From its lightweight aluminum spaceframe construction to its bold styling, the XF has carved out a niche as a fun alternative to traditional luxury sedans by offering unparalleled driving involvement and agility.
Even though Jaguar’s flagship had a refresh just two years ago, the company isn’t resting on its laurels. A pair of new engines, a new transmission and all wheel drive are some of the new features which have been added this year to keep the 2013 Jaguar XF on top. For the first time in recent memory, buyers will be able to get a car which not only has the looks and agility expected from a Jaguar, they’ll be able to get this driving experience while being able to beat its rivals at the gas pump. Here are some of the key highlights to the XF:
Supercharged V6: Jaguar Returns to the Six Cylinder
Name any classic Jaguar, and chances are that it came equipped with a six cylinder: The XJ, XK120 and even the E-type were all built around these engines, and they had no problem beating their V8-powered rivals. The company is finally returning to this design with the introduction of the first new Jaguar engine in fifteen years: a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 based on the AJ V8.
The designers did a lot more than merely cut off a couple cylinders and called it a day. A new, more compact supercharger combined with a water to air intercooler and a re-engineered combustion chamber help this engine produce 335 hp and 331 lb-ft. of torque. While the cylinder may be 50 hp and 49 lb-ft. of torque less than the outgoing 5.0 liter V8, the new V6′s flatter powerband and lower weight provides almost identical on-road performance.
The innovation extends past the motor: Counterbalancing and redesigned engine mounts eliminate vibration, giving the V6-powered XF all the smoothness of its eight cylinder cousin. The new stop/start system also cuts fuel consumption in stop-and-go driving, yet is so quick the motor is running before the driver has time to move his or her foot from the brake pedal over to the accelerator.
If it drives like the V8, is as quiet as the V8 and is as smooth as the V8, then why go for the V6? According to EPA estimates, fuel economy has gone up two mpg in both city and highway driving, saving drivers thousands in fuel costs over the life of the vehicle while providing performance superior to its six cylinder rivals.
Four Cylinder: Hybrid Economy Without Hybrid Complexity
After a very positive reception in the Land Rover Evoque, parent company Tata has decided to send the SUV’s turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder over to Jaguar for use in their cars, starting with the XF. The lightest engine in Jaguar’s history, this motor provides 240 hp and 251 lb-ft. of torque allowing the car to go from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy figures have yet to be released, but highway fuel economy should be at least 29 mpg on the highway, handily beating heavier, more complex and far more expensive rivals like the Mercedes Benz S400 Hybrid.
Supercharged V8s: Ultimate Performance
The supercharged 5.0 liter V8 continues to be available in 470 hp tune in the XF Supercharged and 510 hp tune in the XFR. New this year is the Speed Pack, bringing aerodynamic and suspension improvements which allow the XFR to hit a top speed of 174 mph. Like the V6, the V8s also get the stop/start system for improved fuel economy.
All Wheel Drive: More Traction and More Speed
Buyers now have the option of ordering their V6-powered XF with Jaguar’s new Intelligent All Wheel Drive system. This computer-controlled system gathers information on wheel speed, braking and steering angles to provide the right amount of power to each tire. Not only does this improve traction in bad weather, the system adjusts to body movement for better handling and quicker launches.
Eight Speed Transmission: Fast Shifting and Increased Smoothness
The six speed automatic has been replaced by a new 8 speed ZF automatic, improving fuel economy and power. Thanks to some clever tuning by Jaguar engineers, drivers can switch gears using the paddle shifters with all the speed of a DSG transmission but without the associated weight penalty.
Bowers and Wilkins stereos are returning to Jaguar, providing stunning audio performance while drawing less power. Standard on the XF is a 380 watt, 14 speaker system with the option of a 825 watt, 20-speaker unit. Both systems can stream via Bluetooth, a pair of USB ports or Auxiliary jacks. HD radio is included, as is a single-slot CD player with a “virtual” CD changer held on a 30 GB hard drive. The system can copy and hold audio from up to 10 CDs, eliminating the wait needed to swap discs in a traditional changer.
Without a doubt, Jaguar is definitely starting off the New Year by maintaining their top spot for 2013 luxury sedans. Click here to see the new 2013 Jaguar arrivals at Park Place Jaguar.Comments
On Wednesday October 17th, 2012, during an evening ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago, Automotive news announced the rankings for their “100 Best Dealerships To Work For.” We are honored to say that not only was Park Place on that list, but Park Place Jaguar Plano landed at number one!
Since welcoming the Jaguar Plano dealership into the Park Place family, there have been drastic changes in the way the dealership looks, feels, and most importantly, how it operates. As you walk through the dealership, you will meet an incredible team of Park Place Members who are devoted to serving our clients with the utmost in care and integrity, with a focus on our continuous goal of being “Experts in Excellence”. Everyone knows that there are a lot of moving parts to make a client’s experience outstanding, from the moment they pick up the phone to talk with us or walk into the dealership, to the time they leave with a smile, and this award is an astounding testament to the fact that providing an excellent experience cannot be achieved without stringent hiring practices, training, and guidance that allows a team to work as a whole towards a common goal.
To be known as the number one dealership to work for in the country is truly an amazing accomplishment for us and we are thankful for the team that helps us achieve it every day. In the words of Park Place Dealerships’ Founder and Chairman, Kenneth Schnitzer, “You can have the prettiest buildings in the world and the best cars in the world, but if you don’t have people who are knowledgeable and well trained to deliver outstanding client service, then you’re wasting your time.”
We are so proud to receive this recognition, and hope that you will visit us at Park Place Jaguar Plano to see for yourself how special a dealership experience can truly be.
For more information about Automotive News’ “100 Best Dealerships To Work For”, you can read about the award at the Automotive News website.Comments
The launch of the F‐TYPE at the Paris Motor Show is one of the most exciting and anticipated events in the automotive industry: speculated by the press, fearfully watched by competitors and eagerly awaited by enthusiasts. The car being delivered is better, faster and more beautiful than anything predicted, feared or hoped for. It is an exceptional sports car that will ignite passion in drivers the world over, a true heir to the incredible performance heritage of Jaguar. At launch, the F‐TYPE will come exclusively in a convertible body style with three trim levels, primarily differentiated using performance and dynamic features rather than rising equipment levels:
- F‐TYPE with a 340 horsepower supercharged V6
- F‐TYPE S with a 380 horsepower supercharged V6
- F‐TYPE V8 S with a 495 horsepower supercharged V8
Like every Jaguar product launch the F‐TYPE is boldly looking to the future, but does so standing on the shoulders of giants. This car’s commitment to living up to its unmatched heritage is clear from its name – called the F‐TYPE, it is the spiritual successor to the great C‐, D‐ and E‐TYPE cars of the past. But a bloodline and name is not enough: we could not just call it FTYPE, we had to make it F‐TYPE.
As a new sports car, the first question most people will ask is: how fast is it? With the F-TYPE V8 S running from 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds, and a top speed of 186mph, the simple answer is: very. All engine variants benefit from the following:
- Supercharged engines for linear and immediate power delivery.
- Aluminum platform to save weight and increase performance.
- Double‐wishbone suspension for tremendous grip and handling.
- Front‐engine, rear‐drive layout with near perfect weight distribution for exceptional balance.
High power and low weight means effortless speed. By combining powerful engines with an all-aluminum body the F‐TYPE achieves high power to weight ratios for each model to deliver a car that is fast, lively and responsive.
The look of the F‐TYPE has purity and simplicity, which gives it lasting beauty. The proportions and stance are uncompromised, for a look of poised muscularity and latent energy. It is the new shape of Jaguar sports cars, which takes the themes established by the Jaguar sedans and evolves them.
Two bold strokes, called ‘heartlines’, define the signature look of the F‐TYPE. These two lines were the first strokes penned by the designers to define the shape:
- The first heartline starts with the blade bisecting the shark gill grille openings of the bumper, runs through the headlights, and over the top of the front fenders before elegantly fading in the doors. This sweeping line is mirrored by the feature line that runs back from the side vent. The top of the side vent meets the lower edge of the clamshell hood, and the vent itself is stamped with the Jaguar name. An additional ‘lightcatcher’ surface detail above the side sills allows the door surface to wrap around the side of the car, creating a fuselage effect.
- The second heartline begins at rear edge of the door, rising to create the powerful haunch over the rear fenders, emphasizing that the car is rear wheel drive. It then wraps around in an unbroken curve, forming a low, wide and elegant tail.
The width of the tail is emphasized by the slim, full‐LED tail lamps that wrap all the way around the fenders almost to the trailing edge of the rear wheel arches. The tail of the vehicle actually tucks inwards creating the impression that the car is actively waiting to leap forward into action.
The F‐TYPE powertrain lineup is headlined by three supercharged engines: two V6 and one V8. The V6 is the new 3.0 liter, which is a version of the acclaimed Jaguar 5.0 liter V8. The key to those impressive power figures:
- Roots‐type vortex superchargers, mounted in the ‘V’ of the engines.
- Intercoolers to reduce intake air temperature and improve power and efficiency.
- Superchargers that ensure no lag and immediate power delivery, so that the F‐TYPE engines are responsive and eager to rev.
The engines of each F‐TYPE model are mated to a new 8‐speed ‘QuickShift’ automatic from ZF. It features closely spaced ratios and is specifically engineered for this sports car application with shifts that are shorter and more immediate, with almost no perceptible interruption of torque delivery in shifts. In the past an automatic transmission in a sports car would have been unthinkable, but this new generation of transmission has none of the compromises and all of the benefits:
- Limited power interruption during shifts.
- Once in 2nd gear, a clutch mechanism locks the torque converter to create a direct mechanical connection between the engine and the driven wheels for more direct and responsive feel.
- Adaptive Shift strategy responds and tailors shifts to how the car is being driven, from relaxed to aggressive.
- Corner Recognition interacts with other vehicle systems to recognize if the car is in a bend to prevent upshifts while cornering.
- Full manual control via paddles mounted to the steering wheel, or using the new SportShift selector in the center console.
- Complete driver control when shifting manually: in Dynamic Mode the transmission will not automatically upshift, even at redline
- Throttle blips on downshifts when in Dynamic Mode to match engine and gear speeds for smoother shifts.
- Responsive acceleration through closely spaced gears 1 to 6.
- Better highway fuel economy through the overdrive gears (7th and 8th).
With power and performance being the deciding factor in the success of a sports car, the F-TYPE is poised to take the competition by storm, but the luxury and refinement that makes a Jaguar so unique has not been forgotten. A car of this caliber is certain to turn heads, and with sales expected to begin in May of 2013, the wait is nearly over to experience this incredible journey as Jaguar begins it’s push back into the luxury sports car arena.
For more information about the legendary new F-TYPE and when it will be available, feel free to reach out to your favorite Park Place Jaguar Sales Consultant and check back on our blog for more news!Comments
If you aren’t familiar with Gilt.com, it is an online shopping site where one can find deals on such luxurious items as vintage watches, designer shoes, made-to-order clothing lines, and a variety of other lifestyle items for those with a refined taste. One thing you don’t usually see on the site, however, is a car. You might ask, but a browse around their online store tells the story. Gilt is an online retailer that doesn’t simply sell products, but showcases the highest quality, most unique, and most coveted items available. It took a special partnership with Jaguar to create a deal that fit this model, and now you have the opportunity to reap the benefits.
With the launch of Jaguar’s ultra-luxury sedan, the 2013 XJL Ultimate, they have taken a step into the world of beautiful luxury design, cutting edge technology, and the addition of details that the truly discriminating luxury automotive enthusiast dreams about. Long comfortable drives with the world at your fingertips through wirelessly connected iPads, digital screens, hidden workspaces, and control of your own automotive experience become readily available in this a vehicle. All while chilling a bottle of the finest champagne with two bespoke champagne flutes within the beautifully designed center console extending between the rear seats.
So, what sort of deal, you may ask, could you add to this amazing vehicle to make it better? This is where the Gilt partnership comes in. On Friday, September 21st, at 12pm ET, the ultimate luxury package will be available for Gilt members to purchase.
The Package Includes:
The opportunity to reserve for purchase at a Jaguar Retailer, an All-New 2013 Jaguar XJL Ultimate, in a “Designers Choice”, Polaris White exterior with jet black interior trim for $155,000 MSRP*. The buyer will reserve the vehicle online and will complete purchase through the buyer’s local Jaguar Retailer. The Retailer will be contacted by Jaguar to receive the buyer contact information to finalize the purchase and coordinate vehicle delivery.
Upon purchase of the vehicle, the buyer will receive a roundtrip airfare for two to London; a stay in the Jaguar suite at 51 Buckingham Gate; a gourmet dinner cooked in suite by a world renowned Michelin-starred chef; a meet and greet with Jaguar’s Design Team; and a bottle of chilled Lanson Champagne.
The buyer will also receive a $2,500 Gilt credit to spruce up the buyer’s wardrobe for the trip to London.
Don’t miss out on this never before seen partnership between Jaguar and Gilt, and make your way over to Gilt.com at noon ET on Friday September 21st to stake your claim on this amazing opportunity.
*MSRP excludes destination, delivery fee, tax, title, license and other local fees.Comments