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Jaguar XF Sportbrake gets matching Jaguar Speedboat

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Jaguar has revealed a Speedboat Concept at the first XF Sportbrake driving events to show how Jaguar design translates in other products.

Before you get too excited, the Jaguar Speedboat isn’t a new item on the XF Sportbrake’s option list, but an exercise in translating Jaguar’s design philosophy in to an alternative product; one that fits seamlessly with Jaguar’s ‘Lifestyle’ pitch for the XF Sportbrake.

Jaguar’s design guru, Ian Callum, said:

We recognise that both our existing and future customers enjoy diverse and active lifestyles. With the launch of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake, we had an opportunity to create a vision of how our design philosophy might be applied to an alternative product, in which speed and beauty are also priorities.

The Concept Speedboat looks powerful. It follows, in so many ways, the idea of a traditional speedboat but with the sleek and fast characteristics that you would expect from a Jaguar Car.

The Jaguar speedboat has a gel coat fibreglass hull with teak decking and a carbon fibre fin inspired by the D-Type. It gets a fuel filler cap inspired by the Series 1 XJ, and a polished aluminium propeller and a pop-up mooring post just for show.

The Jaguar Sportbrake looks great and, even though it will never go in to production, it’s a great foil for the XF Sportbrake to encourage extra column inches.

Just like this.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake Photos | Jaguar Speedboat Photos


By Cars UK