Hello everyone, it is your favorite day of the week, TopSpeed Podcast day!
Join us for today’s show where we have lots of crazy cars to talk about from topless and one-off Ferraris to a 567 horsepower Jag and Audi’s newest superwagon. We have lots Subaru and Toyota news involving the future of the GT86 twins, and we will probably spend some time arguing about a few other things.
To start the show, you get to hear Justin’s impressions of the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Weekly Wheels, and I plan on discussing the strange experience that was driving the Mercedes Sprinter van in Gumball. We don’t have a Mark this week, he is off with Hyundai checking out some new cars for you fine people to read about later.
Of course we have a few viewer questions to answer, and we are also going to be Own, Drive, Burn. Tune in to catch all the crazy action, and as always we have an audio version up on the site and on iTunes for those of you who prefer to do without video. Although this week’s video is pretty entertaining to see.
Thanks for watching!
TopSpeed Podcast Episode 017 LIVE originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:30 EST.
|Posted on 10.15.2013 14:00 by Kirby Garlitos|
Jay Leno’s clout in the auto industry is well established. That’s one of the perks of being a certified car enthusiast but in the comedian’s case, automakers trip over themselves to get featured in his own auto web show series, Jay Leno’s Garage.
Recently, Jaguar took its turn and it brought along its latest pride and joy, the Jaguar F-Type V8 S. Eric Johnson, vice president of Jaguar Western Region, presented the car to Leno and true to the script, the pair began by talking about the car before Leno does what he seemingly always does: take the F-Type V8 S for a spin. Obviously, a car of the F-Type V8 S’ stature deserves to have some kind of special attention given to it and Leno was quick to point out how impressed he was with its 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
In addition to the F-Type V-8 S, the episode also featured Leno’s drive of another one of Jaguar’s recent builds: the Project 7 Concept. Like we said, this guy really gets all the treats, doesn’t he?
Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Jaguar F-Type Roadster
gallery: 2013 Jaguar Project 7
Video: Jay Leno Gets Up Close With The Jaguar F-Type V8 S originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:00 EST.
Posted on 06.27.2013 13:00 by
At the 2010 Paris Auto Show Jaguar showed off the C-X75 concept car, but we’re pretty sure all of you remember that. As all of you also remember, the C-X75 never made it to production.
To remind us once again what a great car the C-X75 could have been, Jaguar unveiled a new video (above) showing that amazing concept car.
The development of the concept car took over 2 years and the result was the most innovative and technologically advanced prototype ever created. The C-X75 pushes every boundary of power, performance and even fuel efficiency.
It was powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine delivering 502 horsepower. Additionally, it featured two electric motors that added another 390 horsepower. With a combined output of 850 horsepower, the C-X75 could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and went up to a top speed of 205 mph.
Video: Jaguar Revisits the C-X75 Concept originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:00 EST.
Posted on 03.9.2013 06:00 by
Back in January, Jaguar announced that its new F-Type sports roadster would be featured in a new video called “Desire,” which is set to be released later this spring. Now the sports car is once again featured in a video, but this time around it is a trailer for a film named “Desire” video.
After these two teasers, we are excited to finally see the full “Desire” film, which was created in collaboration with Ridley Scott Associates.
The film obviously takes place in the desert, where the main character – Clark, played by actor Damian Lewis – delivers cars for a living. He gets into trouble after encountering a mysterious, young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) in the middle of the desert. Alongside them, the video will also star Jordi Moll and music by BRIT award winner Lana Del Rey.
Alligator Leather has in the past been synonymous with luxury. Nowerdays most of us would agree that it doesn’t have quite the same attraction. With that in mind, we’d like to condemn this two-tone Jaguar XJ Supersport to our Overkill category.
The XJ Supersport is a fantastic car in its own right. We were lucky enough to experience that first hand at the Goodwood Revival last year. This example should be no different. It actually features power upgrades pushing total power up to an impressive 550hp.
The exterior is where the problem lies. Evidently, the bodywork was originally off-white. The owner has had a couple of personal touches added. The first is a set of garish light blue bumper strips and wing mirrors. Next is the upper alligator leather wrap that runs from the front bonnet to the rear pillars. To top it all off, a union jack decal has been added to the roof!
Its for sale with Konig Motor Club in Russia priced at 4,200,000 rubes which converts to 104,225 euros at todays exchange rate. The advert states that its a 2010 car with 29,350km on the clock. It also states that the questionable colour scheme can be removed, leading us to believe that its a wrap rather than anything more permanent.
Every car owner would crave for individuality, from the cheap Tata Nano to the bank-account-wiping Bugatti Veyron. That’s why there are one-off special editions fetching top dollar just for its exclusivity. So much for individuality…
The owner of this Jaguar XKR-S didn’t feel satisfied just having one of the baddest production Jags ever. So the boys at Superior Automotive Design decided to redefine the word “exclusive” and, judging from the picture above, they have done a great job at it.
This metallic cat is wrapped in chrome, which according to S.A.D owner, Kris Lim, was a tough challenge, as heat doesn’t work on the material and neither does stretching the material, unlike other custom wraps. Nevertheless, since the decision to wrap the car in chrome was made already, they went about installing the wrap and finished the build in a fortnight. With careful attention to detail, the wrap is seamless in this example, and adds a bling factor to the reclusive kitty. In fact, Justin Bieber and his Fisker Karma are in awe of its blinginess.
A full chrome wrap is a little bit too cheesy, so, S.A.D decided to balance that out by adding black accents to certain elements of the car. With this addition, the XKR-S is a perfect combination of bling and wickedness, an aspect expected if your team is into car customization.
With already 550 horses powering this Jag, S.A.D decided to leave the powertrain alone since Jaguar themselves have done a great job at it. So, no harm done here…
Overall, we think this build looks absolutely fantastic, though we aren’t huge fans of chrome wrap. We think it’s the black accents that make it stand out among the rest of the chrome-wrapped cars. Nice touch, S.A.D.
Two days before the official debut of the 2013 Jaguar F-Type, someone has finally let that luscious and much-anticipated cat out of the bag. Just last week, the first leaked image of the Jaguar was revealed and, now, TeamSpeed has broken the embargo and unveiled the first multiple images of the upcoming sports roadster.
As expected, the next F-Type features a very aggressive look with a number of design elements inspired by the C-X16 Concept. The most obvious, borrowed features are the split air intakes on the front end and the long bonnet.
The 2013 Jaguar F-Type will be offered with a choice of three engines: Jaguar’s all-new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with an output of either 340 or 380 HP and the existing supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine for the R version. All engine options will drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission and will be equipped with Stop/Start technology.
Stay tuned for the official debut of the 2013 F-Type on September 27th at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
2013 Jaguar F-Type Leaked Online originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 24 September 2012 16:00 EST.
Jaguar right now declares that must be releasing all-wheel push in the 2013 unit month XF along with XJ amounts. Any AWD choices can be pushed from Jaguarâs new A few.9 litre V6 Revved-up fuel serps around 340hp and even 450Nm mode driven through any eight-speed an automatic signal and featuring Stop/Start solutions.Jaguar AWD operates continually keeping tabs on hold grades and vehicle driver advices so that you can the two pre-empt and even react to wheel-slip, permitting max traction for all illnesses. Feed-forward twisting circulation will allow the device for you to definitely hope table slippage and quit the idea materializing. Torque bust may be as much as 55:35 front/rear.As fast as possible when it comes to common holder conditions all the AWD method can deliver travel generally to your raise wheels. As reported by Jaguar, the particular suspensions and additionally guiding units seemed to be reengineered so that all of the AWD XF as well as XJ to enhance his or her’s rear-wheel travel counterpartsâ recommended getting behind the wheel dynamics.A AWD products will undoubtedly be for chosen promotes such as North America, Russia, China and additionally Ls Europe.
Jaguar XKX concept can be described as new age bracket electric roadster by way of design facilities Skyrill and Marin Myftiu, moved by the infamous Jaguar E-Type (1961-75). âThe XKX Jaguar is a unique generation electric roadster, aimed at pressing both capabilities and efficiency to a new levels. This concept efforts to revive your glorious develop lines of the brand, combining healthy solutions, an original, new the rules of aerodynamics, tailored across the electrical aspects of the power structure as well as cutting-edge electrical power feedback.â All the aerodynamics with the concept car was designed within the new impressive way, the inside deflector intakes of the front had been made bigger, so an extremely larger volume of air does not get stuck by its engine, as a replacement, it goes behind top wheels.One of many characteristic characteristic of the Jaguar XKX will be totally disappearing side decorative mirrors. At pertaining to 1cm thickness, the actual mirrors entirely fit the particular shallow hatch made in the doorway piece as soon as the car is certainly stopped and then they unfold just as before in working hard position the moment itâs turned on.Moreover the body belonging to the XKX is covered because of a layer by way of microscopic ripples from piezoelectric cells, which usually, stimulated with the pressure from the air coursing over them.