As with Rolls-Royce and Bugatti, 2013 has been an extremely exciting year for Jaguar. Throughout the year, the British automaker cemented its position as a true world leader in both luxury and sports car manufacturing with a selection of new vehicles being released.
This time last year, Jaguar confirmed that the stunning C-X75 would not reach the production line. Despite this, Jaguar kicked off the year at Detroit with the absolutely brutal Jaguar XKR-S GT. Featuring the same potent supercharged 5.0-liter V8 as the standard XKR-S, the GT produces an equal 550 hp. However, separating it from the standard XKR-S are a host of new aerodynamic components as well as wider tyres.
Also this year, the Jaguar F-Type hit the road and we were able to test drive all three specifications, the V6, V6 S and V8 S. As with most British automaker’s, Jaguar put on an excellent show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with one of just five C-X75 prototypes sprinting up the infamous Goodwill hillclimb. 2013 also saw Jaguar sponsored cyclist Chris Froome take victory in the Tour de France and being awarded a new F-Type as well as a drive in the C-X75. In fact, even we got to exclusively drive the C-X75!
At Pebble Beach, another awesome Jaguar was released in the form of the stunning F-Type Project 7 Speedster Concept. However, what was arguably Jaguar’s most important release this year came at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the release of the Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept. Designed to preview Jaguar’s upcoming SUV as well as the company’s new aluminium architecture, it marks the rapid expansion of Jaguar to come soon.