Road Test 2014 Jaguar XFR-S: 550 Horses, Four Doors & A Whole Lot of Fun
Apr07

Road Test 2014 Jaguar XFR-S: 550 Horses, Four Doors & A Whole Lot of Fun

2014 Jaguar XFR-S First Drive Today, I went to an autocross day sponsored by Jaguar to put their latest models through their paces in a manner not generally suitable for the open road.  While drifting an XJ and throwing an XKR around a corner was undeniably fun, I was surprised and ecstatic when the Jaguar marketing guy pointed toward a brand-spanking-new Italian Racing Red XFR-S and asked me if I wanted to take it for a spin, on a...

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2014 Jaguar XJR: The Big Cat Gets More Speed
Mar28

2014 Jaguar XJR: The Big Cat Gets More Speed

If you’ve always thought that the Jaguar line-up needed an extended wheelbase executive sedan capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds and top out at 174, you’re in luck.  At the New York Auto Show Jaguar debuted their newest big cat super sedan, the 2014 Jaguar XJR. The 2014 XJR is powered by Jaguar’s 5.0 liter supercharged V8 that pumps out 550 horse and 502 pound-feet of torque.  Before you can say...

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2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT: The Lastest & Fastest Offering from Our Favorite Feline-Based Car Company
Mar28

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT: The Lastest & Fastest Offering from Our Favorite Feline-Based Car Company

Jaguar chose The New York Auto Show as the venue for the unveiling the new 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT, the fastest model in their [fe]line and a limited production vehicle (with only 30 coming to North America: 25 for the US and 5 for Canada).  Jaguar says the XKR-S GT is a purpose-built track car that just happens to be street legal.  With the “regular” XKR-S’ 550 horse, 502 pound-foot 5.0 liter V8, a six-speed ZF...

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Jaguar F-Type: Jaguar’s Latest True Sportscar
Oct04

Jaguar F-Type: Jaguar’s Latest True Sportscar

Jaguar F-Type Like most auto brands, Jaguar is terrible at keeping secrets, especially on cars as anticipated as the F-Type.  So, last week, we took a stab at the specs for the upcoming feline sports car.  Now, Jaguar has officially debuted the F-Type in Paris at the Musée Rodin, and it’s time to explore the F-Type for real.  As expected, the Jaguar F-Type, which starts at about $69,000, is going to be a true two-seater (Jaguar...

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Jaguar F-Type: Jaguar’s Latest True Sportscar
Oct04

Jaguar F-Type: Jaguar’s Latest True Sportscar

Jaguar F-Type Like most auto brands, Jaguar is terrible at keeping secrets, especially on cars as anticipated as the F-Type.  So, last week, we took a stab at the specs for the upcoming feline sports car.  Now, Jaguar has officially debuted the F-Type in Paris at the Musée Rodin, and it’s time to explore the F-Type for real.  As expected, the Jaguar F-Type, which starts at about $69,000, is going to be a true two-seater (Jaguar...

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The Jaguar F-Type: What Do We Know So Far?
Sep24

The Jaguar F-Type: What Do We Know So Far?

In a few days, Jaguar will officially unveil the F-Type.  This car has been the most hotly anticipated new model out of Jaguar’s Coventry headquarters in a long time.  With phrases like “worthy successor to the E-Type” and “Porsche 911 level performance” being bandied about, the Jaguar F-Type has a lot to live up to.  So, since speculation and rumor are half the fun of new car models, I thought I’d...

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The Original E-Type Jaguar: Still the Best
May29

The Original E-Type Jaguar: Still the Best

Every once and a while, a model comes along that changes everything we know about cars.  The Ford Model T made the car available to the general public.  The Cadillac Type 53 was the first car to use the modern control layout.  The Chrysler Airflow brought about the use of wind tunnels during design to improve aerodynamics and performance.  The Lamborghini Miura ushered in the age of the supercar.  The McLaren F1 taught us what true...

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2014 Jaguar F-Type
May02

2014 Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar’s Teaser Photo of the Brand’s F-Type 2014 is going to be a good year for cars.  The C7 Corvette, the Audi R5 and the new Land Rover Defender are all expected to hit showrooms as 2014s.  But, the car that is possibly the most anticipated (other than maybe the Corvette) is the forthcoming Jaguar F-Type.  Fans of the brand and fans of cars in general have soft spot in their hearts for the famed Jaguar E-Type of yore. ...

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE A 1980 FIAT 2000 SPIDER? YES. THAT FIAT SPIDER IS IN NEW JERSEY. NO. NEITHER OF THE GUYS WITH BEERS ARE ME. ONE IS MY BROTHER. THIS IS HIS CAR. SO, WHAT'S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?
Dec18

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE A 1980 FIAT 2000 SPIDER? YES. THAT FIAT SPIDER IS IN NEW JERSEY. NO. NEITHER OF THE GUYS WITH BEERS ARE ME. ONE IS MY BROTHER. THIS IS HIS CAR. SO, WHAT'S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?

YES. THAT FIAT SPIDER IS IN NEW JERSEY. NO. NEITHER OF THE GUYS WITH BEERS ARE ME. ONE IS MY BROTHER. THIS IS HIS CAR. SO, WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE? First, a bit of backstory. This car didn’t always bear a New Jersey license plate. It was actually my dad’s cousin’s car. He bought it new in 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The decision to buy this car will go down as one of the dumbest choices ever made.   In...

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Moto Koure MK I: Modern Watchmaking Meets Classic Racing Autstralian Micro-Brand Moto Koure Shows What Car-Inspired Watches Should Look Like.
Jan17

Moto Koure MK I: Modern Watchmaking Meets Classic Racing Autstralian Micro-Brand Moto Koure Shows What Car-Inspired Watches Should Look Like.

Autstralian Micro-Brand Moto Koure Shows What Car-Inspired Watches Should Look Like with Their MK I. You don’t often think of Australia as a fertile ground for new watch brands, or for watches in general, come to think of it. Cars, yes. Watches, no. But, shiny new watchmaker, Moto Koure, is looking to change that. Oh, and did I mention their watches are inspired by 1960s and 1970s cars? Swoon. When I say that Justin Khoury founded...

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