By way of its design, the idea takes clear inspiration from the present F-Kind, with visible references to earlier Jaguar ideas, together with the 2013 C-X75 supercar. It’s constructed utilizing a variety of experimental light-weight supplies, with a carbonfibre monocoque tub at its core serving to to attain a 1400kg kerb weight and near-50:50 weight distribution.
The idea’s roofline is low to the bottom, and a swooping rear deck and domed glass cabin function for optimum aerodynamic effectivity. An energetic rear wing is alleged to “optimise power effectivity whereas producing the right quantity of downforce”.
Additional retro-inspired design touches embrace a vintage-style grille that options Jaguar’s ‘Leaper’ mascot, and twin rear charging sockets as a reference to the first-generation XJ saloon.
The retro-modern theme continues inside, the place Gran Turismo gamers could make use of an on-board artificial-intelligence system referred to as Kitt-E, which makes use of hologram know-how to show three-dimensional maps and telemetry. Augmented-reality digital glass can alert the driving force to unseen risks, whereas a clear info cluster permits for a clearer view of the highway forward.
Jaguar design director Julian Thomson stated: “This undertaking has been fully led by our younger designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime alternative for them to create a automobile steeped in our unimaginable heritage however pushing the boundaries of future design.
“The crew have accomplished an unimaginable job in creating one thing which is clearly identifiable as a Jaguar, impressed – however not constrained – by our iconic previous.”