2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Review: 550 HP of Surprise Road Test: I knew it would be good, but I never realized the baddest of the cats would be this fun.
Aug23

2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Review: 550 HP of Surprise Road Test: I knew it would be good, but I never realized the baddest of the cats would be this fun.

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD has been on my gotta-drive-it radar for some time without much traction being made toward getting the keys to one. I’ve been lucky, and some car makers have given me some awesome time on the track and off with some pretty incredible cars. But, since TickTickVroom isn’t the biggest or most recognized of car sites, finagling the opportunity to be handed the keys to a 550 hp, six-figured sports...

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Bremont Jaguar Watch for Lightweight E-Type to Debut at Pebble
Aug12

Bremont Jaguar Watch for Lightweight E-Type to Debut at Pebble

A few months ago, we told you about the plans Jaguar has to finish the eighteen car run of Lightweight Aluminum E-Types begun in 1963 by building the final six that didn’t make it into production the first time around. Those cars (video and photo gallery below) are going to debut on Thursday in Pebble Beach at the Concours D’Elegance.  However, what we didn’t know last May was that joining the mega-rare Jaguar XKE in its...

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Old Top Gear Looks at Porsche 968, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT and Jaguar XJS
May17

Old Top Gear Looks at Porsche 968, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT and Jaguar XJS

Nothing makes the the evolution of automotive performance more obvious than watching grainy, VHS episodes of the original, old Top Gear, like the ones below from 1992 and 1993.  Viewing an afro-coiffed Jeremy Clarkson wax poetically about the virtues of a car from the early 1990s is enough to make you run to your garage and hug your daily driver.   On old Top Gear, cars with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in the 5s (i.e. Mazda...

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Jaguar to Finish Six Aluminum Lightweight E-Type Coupes
May16

Jaguar to Finish Six Aluminum Lightweight E-Type Coupes

Many believe the acme of automotive design was reached when the Jaguar E-Type (aka XKE) hit dealers in 1961.  And, they’re not wrong.  Inch-for-inch… Curve-for-curve… Cylinder-for-cylinder, there has yet to be a more beautiful, stirring or soulful car.  This is even more true when you look at the very rare aluminum Lightweight E-Type from 1963.  Sure, there are some that are, perhaps, as stunning (the new Aston...

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The Jaguar F-Type Coupe Is Stunning… and Fast [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov20

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe Is Stunning… and Fast [Los Angeles Auto Show]

The world debut of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe is happening at the Los Angeles Auto Show right now, as we speak.  But, thanks to a preview party yesterday and the car’s presence at the Tokyo Motor Show we have some great photos and amazing specs, including those of the model’s headliner, the F-Type R Coupe with a 550 horse, 5-liter supercharged V8 with a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds and a limited top speed of 186 mph. [UPDATE:...

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Jaguar C-X17 Concept: An SUV for the Leaping Cat Enthusiast [Video]
Sep13

Jaguar C-X17 Concept: An SUV for the Leaping Cat Enthusiast [Video]

What happens when you give the designers from Jaguar (who have recently created some of the most beautiful cars to ever come out of the UK) access to the sport-ute engineering from Land Rover and tell them to go make a Jaguar SUV?  Well, you get the Jaguar C-X17 Concept. I’d never thought I’d ever say this… ever, but let me tell you about Jaguar’s SUV concept.  First off, it’s not really 100 percent SUV. ...

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Jaguar and Playboy Throw a Party
Aug25

Jaguar and Playboy Throw a Party

Yeah.  I had to read it twice too.  The most British of British brands, Jaguar hosting a party and VIP drive with Playboy Magazine.  The jokes almost write themselves.  So… many… puns… But, this is a family blog, so I will behave myself.  Apparently, however, Jaguar and Playboy have more in common than an affinity for leopard print. I know I’m a bit late in writing about this particular event.  I was on...

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Jaguar Project 7 and C-X75 Concepts Wow Goodwood
Jul13

Jaguar Project 7 and C-X75 Concepts Wow Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is going on right now at the Goodwood House in Sussex, England.  Being on their home turf and within spitting distance of their headquarters, Jaguar is bringing their latest leaping cats to the party, the 550 horse breathtaking F-Type-based, D-Type-inspired Project 7 Concept and the 850 horse hybrid technological beast, the C-X75.  There are plenty of specs and pics in the gallery.  Enjoy! JAGUAR PROJECT...

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Jaguar, the 2013 Mille Miglia and a Short Film [Video]
May24

Jaguar, the 2013 Mille Miglia and a Short Film [Video]

It almost feels a little bit like showing off.  Ooh, look a me.  I’m Jaguar and I have all of these gorgeous vintage, rare and antique Jags, and I’m going to have very lucky people drive them in the Mille Miglia through the scenic and pristine Italian countryside.  Then, I’ll make a video of it. Okay, fine… I’m a bit jealous.  But, this is still a gorgeous video of gorgeous cars driving the world’s...

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Back-to-Back Road Test: 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged vs 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum
Apr18

Back-to-Back Road Test: 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged vs 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum

As they say, “Go big or go home.”  Not really feeling like going home, I went big.  Cadillac XTS and Jaguar XJL big.  In days past, Cadillac and Jaguar both represented the pinnacle of big luxury sedans for their respective countries of origin.  Driving a 1960s Cadillac Sedan de Ville meant something.  It meant luxury.  It meant quality.  It meant you were driving the Cadillac of cars.  On the other side of the pond,...

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