Win Percy - Sideways In A D-Type! ICMR
Win Percy narrates his 14 laps in the Sussex Trophy at Goodwood, 2002, in
the Mike Hawthorn chassis 1955 Jaguar D-Type. This is a great video, all
credit to the original producers.
Sideways in a D-type! Win Percy Jaguar race action at Goodwood
This DVD I created some years ago (see http://www.xkd505.com ) has sold
over a 1000 copies and is a really exciting watch and listen - half of it
covers 14 laps of a flat-out race at Goodwood in a Jaguar D-type taken with
a cockpit camera and with a full added commentary from the legendary Win
Percy. The car is the recreated ex-Mike Hawthorn 1955 Le Mans winner,
chassis XKD 505 - wind the volume up for this clip!
Mark 2 Jag @ 120mph
My 1964 Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 litre gets put through it's paces at the 2005
Woodbridge Speedtrial. A better gear-change would have helped the top
speed, but when you let a bunny loose behind the wheel...
2015 Jaguar XE, first presentation
2015 Jaguar XE, first presentation
London, 8th September, 2014 - The Jaguar XE has been revealed to the world
during a star-studded event held at Earl’s Court, London.
A true driver’s car, the rear-drive Jaguar XE redefines the concept of
the sports saloon thanks to its advanced lightweight construction,
streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling.
The XE goes on sale in 2015, with the high-performance S model at the top
of the range.
The XE S rewards drivers with the responsiveness and refinement of its
supercharged 3.0-litre V6. Generating 340PS and 450Nm of torque, this
high-revving engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with
paddle shift controls, giving the driver immediate access to the
vehicle’s incredible reserves of power. Accelerating to 0-60mph in just
4.9 seconds, the XE S has an electronically-limited maximum speed of
High-efficiency 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel: 75mpg, 99g/km CO2
Aluminium-intensive monocoque – the first in the mid-size segment
Exhilarating performance, precise handling, supple ride
Dynamic design, classic rear-drive stance
Lightest and stiffest Jaguar saloon yet
Most aerodynamic Jaguar ever made: Cd 0.26
Intuitive new InControl infotainment system
Intelligent Active Safety technologies to support the driver
Low cost of ownership: highly competitive fuel economy, emissions,
insurance ratings, service intervals and residual values
Indicative pricing for the XE range: from £27,000
The first Ingenium engines to come off the line are 2.0-litre four-cylinder
diesels. Clean combustion, variable Exhaust valve timing and sophisticated Exhaust gas aftertreatment ensure Euro 6
compliance and take the XE’s CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km in the case
of the 163PS/380Nm variant*. More powerful versions will be available too,
combining exceptional fuel economy and even greater responsiveness.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged direct
injection petrol engines are powerful and refined and generate strong
torque from low speeds, ensuring excellent launch performance and mid-range
response. Two ratings will be available in the XE, and both will be offered
with a lighter version of the ZF 8HP automatic used in the rest of the
Jaguar range: this benchmark eight-speed transmission is controlled using
Jaguar’s unique rotary shift selector. Ingenium diesels will also be
available with a highly efficient six-speed manual – low viscosity oil
and pseudo dry-sump lubrication cut parasitic losses. All of the XE’s
transmissions are characterised by exceptionally smooth, quiet shifts.
The XE is the first car in the world to be equipped with All Surface
Progress Control (ASPC). This all-new system, developed with the input of
decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, works
like a low-speed cruise control. ASPC functions between 3.6km/h and 30km/h:
by precisely controlling the brake system and the powertrain it delivers
optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and
without the driver using the pedals.
Jaguar is one of the first manufacturers in the segment to use stereo
camera technology. This state-of-the-art sensor is the ‘eyes’ of the
XE’s autonomous emergency braking system, providing highly accurate
measurements of speed and distance of objects ahead, and can initiate full
braking to avoid or mitigate a collision.
The stereo camera performs traffic sign recognition and lane departure
warning functions too. The XE also offers systems such as adaptive cruise
control, closing vehicle sensing, blind spot monitoring, semi-automated
parallel and bay parking, and reverse traffic detection.Full details of the
entire XE range will be announced at the Paris Motorshow in October.
1950's saloon race at Brands Hatch, 2008.
In-car footage from our Riley 1.5, taken during the 'Goldies but Oldies'
race for 1950's saloon cars at the Brands Hatch Masters Festival. Other
cars include - Wolseley 1500, Sunbeam Rapier, Auistin A35, A40, A105,
Morris Minor, Jaguar Mk 7, Volvo and Ford Falcon.
Carvair at Coventry 1968 vintage
British United ATL-98 Carvair at Coventry Airport. Cross-channel Car ferry,
loading Mk2 Jaguar and refuelling before take-off. This was shot on 8mm
cine film at the end of the 1968 season.
Jaguar powered competition altereds drag racing at Santa Pod and Long
Marston in the mid 80s including the popular Stripteaser Mini van
BEACHAM JAGUAR MK2 HD ( New Music )
This video is now available for you in full HD ( New Music ).
Please select the HD button in the bottom right hand corner to view this
video in full HD.
Beacham Jaguar Mk II
"A Mk II Jaguar, on chrome wire wheels, is a favourite of many classic car
lovers. But this is no ordinary Mk II. Beacham™ Jaguar has created a Mk
II-bodied XJR - thunderous supercharged V8 and all. It's an exquisite work
- Modern Jaguar V8 4.0-litre engines / matching transmission
- Supercharged 370bhp / Normally-aspirated 290bhp
- Air Conditioning / Total Climate Control
- Air Bags (SRS)
- ABS, Traction Control and Anti-Dive System
- Premium Jaguar Audio (Multi-CD, AM/FM, Cassette)
- Full Power Equipment: Power Windows, Wheel Adjustment, Seats, Mirrors,
(with Memory function), Remote Locking, etc.
- Power-operated Sunroof
- Available integrated GPS
The Mk II Jaguar was perhaps the world's first luxury/performance sedan.
Fitted with 4 doors and with room for a family, the Mk II soon became the
transport of choice for gangsters and police departments alike in its
native Britain, as well as the unbeatable champion in UK and European sedan
Beacham™ Jaguar made its early reputation as world-class restorers of
these cars, gradually upgrading them with the more modern technology of
newer Jaguars. Indeed the initial development on the Supercharged V8 cars
was carried out using the Mk II base units. To date more than 200 Mk IIs
have been delivered to customers by the company.
The Mk II is a timeless classic - its looks are totally unconventional. It
has a unique shape that owes nothing to anything else - except the Mark I.
It is a mix of traditions with its vertical oval grille, rounded lines, and
a clubhouse interior that could only be British.
Gorgeous in the 1960s, still gorgeous today. So the notion of stuffing a
4.0 litre, supercharged XJR engine and drivetrain under the elegant
coachwork of a classic Mk II Jaguar seems like the stuff of dreams.
Introducing the Beacham™ MkII
"You have to come to grips with this car emotionally. It may look "old" but
it's been re-engineered, re-developed and completely rebuilt so that it is,
to all intents and purposes, new."
Externally it looks very familiar, the only real giveaways for the
sharp-eyed are the louvres from the XKR sports car in the bonnet, the air
scoops under the front bumper, and the bigger Jaguar competition tires and
chrome wire wheels. However it is beneath the skin, and inside the cabin
where the most obvious visual changes are to be found. Under the bonnet the
Beacham™ Mk II is crammed full of technology: ABS brakes, traction
control, anti-dive suspension geometry and more.
But it is the interior where the achievement really hits home. Trimmed in
supple new leather, the modern seats have all the power controls from the
current Jaguar. Included is a full complement of comfort and safety
systems: Power Windows and Locking of course; Power-adjustable Steering
Wheel, Side Mirrors, all with Memory Function; Climate Control and a
Power-operated Sunroof of course, even the SRS/Airbag Systems. Topped off
with a premium sound system and GPS, all is joy set into a bespoke polished
wood veneer dash.
The result is a revelation to drive.
Yes, the Beacham™ Mk II is fast, very: 0-60mph in around six seconds
fast. Yes, it steers, handles and drives extraordinarily well. Yes, the car
has been re-engineered from the wheels up and the workmanship is
exceptional. Yes, if you put preconceived notions aside and approach the
car with pragmatism, you can successfully merge today's technology,
electronics and trim with 1960s styling.
The integration of the mechanical components has to be considered a
remarkable engineering feat. The quality of workmanship is stunning, with a
level of fit and finish well beyond that of most new cars - it is, after
all, a thoroughly handbuilt vehicle. Close the doors and they close easily,
but firmly - that's another advancement, modern air-filled, hollow door
seals with holes to let the compressed air out. A small detail but which
adds to the modern feel of the car.
But the real delight is supplied when the throttle pedal is introduced to
the floor. It's easy to drive, fast, flexible and comfortable.
"The Beacham™ Mk II is a brand new car with impeccable breeding - and
with performance to match."