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James Bond: ‘Dying Can Wait’ cars for sale


NEWS – Christie’s will sell in London on September 28, four cars from the Jaguar Land Rover group from the stunts of the latest 007 opus.

This is neither the first nor the last time that objects seen in the films of the most famous secret agent are put up for sale, but each time it is an event. This time, it is the Jaguar Land Rover group which has decided to sell vehicles which participated in the stunts of the last feature film “Dying can wait” (No time to die). Four vehicles will be sold at auction as part of a charity sale organized by Christie’s and the company EON Production on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of James Bond.

The first of four batches is a Defender 110 bearing the registration “VIN 007” (VIN stands for “vehicle identification number”). This Defender is one of the ten copies which were used for the filming of the film and which also participated in the promotion of the film before its realization. This vehicle is estimated between £300,000 and £500,000.

A Defender 110 V8 Bond Edition, designed by SV Bespoke and inspired by features of the Defenders seen in the film will also be on offer (estimate: £200,000-300,000). Only 300 examples of Bond Edition were released for the whole world and this one has the “60 Years of Bond” logo engraved on the dashboard. This vehicle is British specification, normally homologated, and is being sold for the benefit of the Tusk conservation charity fund.

The Range Rover Sport SVR in the sale also featured in James Bond chase scenes. This is one of six models of its kind used by the production. It is estimated between £80,000 and £120,000.

Finally, the fourth batch is one of two Jaguar XFs that appear in the pre-credits sequence of “Dying Can Wait”. She is estimated at £50,000-70,000.

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Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, one of thirteen for sale


AUCTIONS – Rare event: on the sidelines of the Pebble Beach competition, Bonhams sells one of the three “Lightweight” of the Cunningham team entered at Le Mans in 1963.

This is the second time in five years that Bonhams has offered at auction, as part of its Quail Lodge California sale, the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight chassis number S850664. In 2017, this vehicle was sold for 8 million dollars, or nearly 6.8 million euros. An auction that this competition vehicle could repeat. Several elements militate in favor of this price level. The Lightweight was developed to race in events renowned for embodying the golden age of endurance and rivaling the GTs of the early sixties that are the dream of collectors around the world. Admittedly, the English has neither the aura nor the track record of the Ferrari 250 GTO that it found on its way, but it is rarer than the Italian berlinetta. The E-Type Lightweight is a centerpiece of Jaguar racing history and is eligible for the biggest sporting events on the calendar reserved for vintage cars, including Le Mans Classic.

The lightweight Type E that Bonhams will auction on August 19 is the seventh in a series of only thirteen vehicles, if we include the coupé made for French collector Pierre Bardinon.

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Listed under the registration “5114 WK”, the famous Lightweight is the second of three cars that American Briggs Cunningham ordered from Jaguar in 1963. Like the other two, the E-Type in the sale raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1963 in the colors of the American team, recognizable by the white bodywork embellished with two central navy blue stripes. Bearing the race number 14, chassis “S850664” was entrusted to the Walt Hangsen-Angie Pabst pair, while Briggs Cunningham and Bob Grossman shared number 15 and Roy Salvadori and Paul Richards number 16. Of the three cars, only the n°15 will finish the Le Mans event, in 9th place, behind six Ferraris, an AC Cobra and the eight-cylinder Porsche 718 /RS spyder.

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After the Le Mans event, the 4-speed gearbox which had caused the retirement of the E n°14 was replaced by a 5-speed ZF transmission. In this configuration, the E took the direction of the United States. It allowed Hangsen and Richards to finish 11th in the Road America 500 race in September 1963 and then Richards to finish 4th in a race at Bridgehampton the following weekend. After a short-lived sporting career, the E was stored in the Cunningham Museum in Costa Mesa, California.

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Jaguar F-Pace P400e, a feline doped with electricity


TEST – The large English SUV adopts plug-in hybrid technology, with a consumption of 2.2 l / 100 km.

It’s tomorrow. From 2025, Jaguar will only offer electric models. Until then, the English manufacturer is stepping up initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of its current range. The large F-Pace SUV is thus enriched with a plug-in hybrid version borrowing its technology from the Range Rover P400e. To pass under the radar of a punitive tax, it is based on the downsizing of the heat engine, in this case the 4-cylinder turbo gasoline house which still delivers 300 horsepower. With the help of a 143 hp electric motor installed at the front in the 8-speed automatic gearbox, the F-Pace P400e equals a 6-cylinder, delivering 404 hp and a comfortable torque of 640 Nm. .

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A 17.1 kWh battery

Unlike its aristocrat cousin whose battery does not exceed 13.1 kWh, here, the second generation system is distinguished by notable developments. The maximum capacity of the accumulators is increased to 17.1 kWh (13.7 kWh usable), which translates into an electric range of 53 km, in the best case. Result: according to the homologation protocol, consumption is only 2.2 l / 100 km, i.e. CO emissions2 of only 49 g / km. In real life, consumption can skyrocket if you travel on expressways and the motorway. The on-board computer of our test vehicle indicated 10.4 l / 100 km out of 4,172 km traveled.

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Over this long distance, the F-Pace had nevertheless circulated 10% of its time without emitting carbon or pollutants. With the rechargeable battery, it’s always the same story, you have to recharge as often as possible. On a fast terminal (power of 32 kW), the battery recovers 80% in 30 minutes. On a 7 kW wallbox, the wait will be 1 hour 40 minutes (for a 30.5 km radius of action) and on a domestic socket, it will take 5 hours 30 minutes, provided you have the Mode 2 cable that Jaguar invoice 353 euros. Thanks to the extra electricity, acceleration (5.3 seconds to reach 100 km / h) and times are at the level of a V6. In use, however, the exchanges of energy and rhythm are not without jerks.

An amputated chest

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The P400e turns flat but it is not as dynamic as its brothers, the consequence of a mass of around 2.2 tonnes! Likewise, the gear lever is not very docile and you sometimes have to do it twice to shift into reverse. The battery placed under the boot floor amputates the 13-liter fuel tank and the space under the shelf, and excludes the spare wheel and the boot rails. These drawbacks are largely offset by the inimitable refined interior ambience and the new infotainment system based on a central 11.4-inch screen. Without competition at this power level, the F-Pace P400e is priced at € 72,290.

Technical sheet

Engines: 4-cylinder turbo petrol 1997 cm3 300 hp + electric 143 hp

Combined power: 404 hp @ 5,500 rpm

Torque: 640 Nm from 1,500 to 4,400 rpm

Type: Integral

Transmission: Auto gearbox. 8 speed

Dimensions (L / W / H): 4,747x 2,071 x 1,664mm

Safe: nc

Weight: 2189 kg

Performance (0-100 km / h): 5.3 seconds

Speed: 240 km / h

Consumption (Mixed EU): 2.2 l / 100 km

CO2 emissions: 49 g / km

Price: 72,290 €

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Grand Est region: the E85 box at 1 €


NEWS – Crowned with success, the operation of 1,000 bioethanol conversion units at € 1 has been renewed.

For heavy riders, bioethanol is becoming more and more an interesting solution. Its main advantages: Superethanol E85 is billed on average 0.67 € / liter at the pump; the gray card is less expensive since it benefits from an exemption from the regional tax at 100% in 10 regions and 50% in two others (Center-Val de Loire and Brittany). The integration of 60 to 85% bioethanol also makes it possible to do a gesture for the planet. This fuel reduces CO emissions by 50% on average2 and 90% particulate emissions compared to gasoline of fossil origin. To accept E85 bioethanol, gasoline vehicles must be equipped with an E85 converter box. Most gasoline vehicles registered since January 1, 2001 are compatible with the SP95-E10 and can now be fitted with a state-approved housing. In addition, two manufacturers have integrated this technology into their catalog. Ford markets four flex-fuel vehicles: the Fiesta, the Puma, the Mild Hybrid Focus and the Plug-in Hybrid Kuga. In its commercial range, the Fiesta Van and Transit Connect are also offered in an E85 version. For its part, the Jaguar Land Rover group has been marketing the JaguarE-Pace, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque in a Superethanol version since the start of 2021.

To encourage motorists to convert to Superethanol E85, the Grand-Est region launched on April 1 a 1,000 E85 conversion units at € 1, up to a limit of € 900 in aid. This initiative has had unprecedented success. In the space of two weeks, more than 1,600 requests for boxes were recorded. This enthusiasm pushes the Grand-Est region to renew the operation. As of June 1, the program will be extended to 6,000 approved units, but only reserved for vehicles over 4 years old. Bounty hunters will have to act quickly because only the first 1000 boxes are charged 1 euro, within the limit of 900 € aid. The following 5,000 benefit from a support of € 500 from the Grand-Est Region.

It should be remembered that the main obstacle to the expansion of the fleet of flex-fuel vehicles concerns the insufficient network of distribution infrastructures for E85 fuel. As of April 30, there were 2,423 stations delivering E85. Their number is only increasing. In the space of one year, more than 600 additional stations distribute this fuel, which represents an increase of 35%.

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Jaguar E-Type, the racing car that drives you crazy


Sixty years after revolutionizing the world of sports cars, the iconic Jaguar model has not aged a single time.

She arrived one day in December. The kid that I was immediately understood from the crowd she had unleashed in the village that paternal madness was not like any other car. It was a 3.8-liter Series 1 E-Type convertible in every way identical to the one that, twenty years later, would join the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. A consecration for the famous sports car of Jaguar, which the English pronounce E-Type (i-taïpe) and whose simple evocation triggers a shower of superlatives and dithyrambs. When he discovered the car, the painter Salvador Dali exclaimed: “She is beautiful as a woman.” Enzo Ferrari will not go that far but the legend circulates that when seeing it for the first time, he declared: “It’s the most beautiful car ever built.” Rarely has a vehicle been so unanimous. Whatever the public – passionate or layman – magnetism operates.

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Formula E: Mercedes and Jaguar, the first 2021 winners


Nyck De Vries and Sam Bird won the first two races of season 7, at the Diriyah circuit in Saudi Arabia.

We take almost the same ones and start over. During the offseason, the FIA ​​Formula E World Championship did not escape the transfer window. Briton Jake Dennis has joined the BMW team; Nick Cassidy the Envision Virgin Racing team; Nico Mueller Dragon-Penske; Alex Lynn and Alexander Sims from the Indian Mahindra team; Sam Bird Jaguar Racing; Pascal Wehrlein Porsche. As for the French Norman Nato, he found refuge with Rokit Venturi.

The two DS of Da Costa and Vergne in a fight during the second race of Dirriyah. Zak Mauger / Zak Mauger / LAT Images

The organizers of the youngest discipline in motorsport have also taken advantage of the off-season to change sports and technical regulations. History to increase the competition. It starts with shortened qualifying sessions. The 24 pilots are still divided into four groups but they no longer have a wild card. With each qualifying session dropping from six to four minutes, drivers will be less able to wait until the last minute to get out and complete the perfect lap. They will now have to deal with the traffic. Still with a view to adding an additional difficulty, the FIA ​​(Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) reduced the allocation of tires granted for the weekend. When meetings consist of two races, each driver sees his quota halved, going from sixteen to eight tires for the whole weekend. For a single race, it’s six tires compared to eight previously. Finally, the allocation of braking systems is limited. Throughout the season, each single-seater is now entitled to five sets of discs and seven sets of pads for the front, four sets of discs and six sets of pads for the rear. Finally, the seventh season of Formula E is marked by the entry into service of the new powertrains. With the exception of DS and Nissan, the entire field of the championship was therefore presented in Saudi Arabia with the new engines. Note that Audi and BMW have already announced that they will withdraw at the end of this season.

The start of the first race in Saudi Arabia. Andy Hone / Daimler AG

In the first race on Friday evening, the Dutchman Nyck de Vries achieved the grand slam at the wheel of his Mercedes EQ. Author of the best times of all free practice sessions, pole man, he won his first victory in the discipline. A victory that seemed easy because he was never worried. Even after the exit of Günther (BMW) and the collision between Lynn and Bird which led to the exit of the safety car. Each time the race resumed, Vries gave himself a margin of more than a second over his main pursuers. A sign that the Mercedes are in high spirits, Vandoorne on the other car gained 7 positions during the race. As for Mortara, in his Venturi powered by Mercedes, he reached second place after a good comeback.

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The French team DS, reigning world champion, finished the first race outside the points, failing to qualify at the top of the table. Defending champion Antonio Felix Da Costa finished 11th while Jean-Eric Vergne failed in 15th place. More than ever, the secret of a good performance requires a successful qualification.

On Saturday, the 24 pilots reset the counters to zero. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing) took pole position ahead of Sergio Sette Camara (Dragon Penske) and Sam Bird (Jaguar). Very comfortable since the start of the meeting, the Mercedes (official team and Venturi client) did not leave the pits after the accident at Mortara during free practice in the morning, the FIA ​​citing safety reasons.

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The second round in Saudi Arabia was much more lively than the first. Sam Bird (Jaguar) managed to get rid of his former teammate Frijns to win the second victory of the 2021 season. The Briton thus becomes the only driver to have won an event in each Formula E season. Behind, there was rififi . A moment in contention for victory, the two DS drivers engaged in a real mano-à-mano, bordering on a collision. What Evans and Günther did. Third on the podium, Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) suffered a penalty of 24 seconds which made him demote to 12th place, due to the non-use of the second Attack Mode.

In the championship, Nick de Vries (29 points) leads with respectively 4 and 7 points ahead of Sam Bird and Robin Frijns. For the third round of season 7, the championship will land in Europe, in Rome on April 10.

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Jaguar Type C, the rebirth of a champion


NEWS – The English manufacturer is launching a reissue of the Type C which opened the scoring at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 70 years ago.

It was bound to happen someday. After the lightweight Type E which opened the series of copies, then the Type D and the XKSS, Jaguar announces the marketing of a limited series of the legendary Type C. Even if it means shocking collectors, the manufacturer of Coventry operates until the vein of the construction of replicas of its most legendary models. The Type C has a special place in the Jaguar nomenclature. It is the model which opened the score of the English brand at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and which made it possible to install the feline at the top of motorsport.

The Jaguar team at the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jaguar

If it borrows its 3.4-liter XK six-cylinder from the XK120, the Type C has little to do with the sports car shown at the London Motor Show in 1948. The Type C defended the Jaguar colors for three seasons – from 1951 to 1953 – before giving way to the famous Type D. It has an impressive track record punctuated by two victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 1951 and in 1953. We owe the arrival of disc brakes in motor racing from 1952. In total, Jaguar produced 53 copies of this magnificent “Sport”, 43 of which were for customers or private teams.

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The 70th anniversary of its first victory in the Sarthe, Jaguar therefore decided to relaunch the production of the Type C. The men of the Jaguar Classic department chose to recreate the 1953 model, the most efficient. For the sake of authenticity and preservation of the characteristics of the original model, the program relied on the brand’s archives and original study drawings made by the team behind the design of the Type C – Malcolm Sayer himself, Race Director Lofty England, as well as engineers William Heynes, Bob Knight and Norman Dewis. Jaguar Classic engineers also took advantage of the measurements collected with the scan of an original model.

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The Type C Continuation is the first vehicle in the reissue series that can be viewed virtually by every customer thanks to a specially designed online configurator. This allows them to choose among the twelve body colors offered at the time and the eight available interior colors, but also to opt or not for the white circles intended for the race numbers, the badge on the steering wheel or those on the bonnet. . Based on other Jaguar reissues, the Type C Continuation should be sold at a price of over 1 million euros.

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The classic car is always a dream


Nostalgia for a bygone era, financial investment … Old models do not know the crisis.

This is one of the unexpected effects of our world struck by the coronavirus epidemic: vintage car enthusiasts have not given up on the backfiring objects of their teenage dreams. New enthusiasts have even come to light. Despite the confinement, postponement or cancellation of a number of demonstrations and events dedicated to vintage cars but also the most important auctions of the year, the collection market continues to hold its rank. It is even a safe haven. The year 2020 ends with a bang with the sale in a single lot, at a contemporary art sale in New York, of the three Alfa Romeo BATs (BAT 5, BAT 7 and BAT 9) bodied by Bertone in the years 1950. In the midst of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Mark Rothko and Jasper Johns, the house RM Sotheby’s sold the Italian triplet for 14.84 million dollars, or more than 12.76 million dollars. ‘euros. This sale concludes

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Jaguar XE and XF, does the feline still have fangs?


NEW – Playing overtime, the two sedans of the English manufacturer are converted to diesel with mild hybridization.

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What’s going on at Jaguar? The English brand has accustomed us to better, giving for a long time the the in the sports and luxury car market by pioneering new segments, from the E-Type to the XJ to the Mk2 sports sedan. She now appears to be numb. Unable to renew and find inspiration. An uninspired strategy would be at the origin of the current mistakes. The last XJ never found its audience. Despite recognized qualities, the sporty F-Type suffers from a position straddling two segments. A good student, the F-Pace SUV has to face particularly stiff competition. A new model completely renewed and equipped with a plug-in hybrid engine has just been presented but it will not arrive before next spring here. The E-Pace has escaped the radar of motorists since its launch.

The new Jaguar XF. Jaguar

As for the XE and XF, not content to suffer the disaffection of consumers for sedans, they are subject to the domination of German models. In the absence of a radical leap, Jaguar serves its enthusiasts refreshed versions of the XE and XF. After a mixed start to its career, the smallest Jaguar sedan had already offered itself a second chance in the spring of 2019 but without this being translated into reality. The success of German SUVs and sedans leaves so little room for other proposals. Jaguar felt that was not a sufficient reason to abandon it and the XE benefits from the latest man-machine interface developed by the manufacturer. It is based on the Pivi Pro multimedia system combining two touch screens. The first of 10 inches gives access to all the functions of the vehicle. The second manages the air conditioning system. In front of the driver, customizable 12.3-inch digital instrumentation and the head-up display complete the device.

The new Jaguar XF marks the return of the classic automatic shifter. Jaguar

For its part, the XF also converts to the same technology as the XE. Jaguar took the opportunity here to completely redesign the dashboard and adopt a large 11.4-inch curved tablet placed in the center of the console and integrated without any break in an elegant aluminum frame. Instead of the impractical rotary dial, we notice the return of the classic gear lever to control the 8-speed automatic transmission. The designers took the opportunity to retouch the body of this great road. The front is largely inspired by that of the i-Pace both in terms of the grille and the led lights adopting a light signature in the shape of a double J. Redesigned shields complete the picture.

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When you open the engine hood of the XE and XF, you will discover that Jaguar is not abandoning diesel. The 180 hp 4-cylinder diesel is replaced by a 48 V light hybrid 4-cylinder diesel. Power increases by 24 hp to reach 204 hp and torque promises 430 Nm while consumption decreases. In the case of the XE, consumption is approved at 4.8 l / 100 km, which corresponds to CO emissions.2 of 127 g / km. For its part, the XF claims 0.1 l / 100 km more, that is to say CO emissions2 of 130 g / km. Compared to the old 180 hp version, the new electrified diesel engine reduces fuel consumption by 14% and emissions by 13%. The range of two Jaguar sedans also includes two 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline 250 and 300 hp. They benefit from twin-entry turbo technologies and continuously variable valve timing. Prices for these sedans start at € 45,810 for the XE and € 51,900 for the XF.

The Jaguar XE receives a new 48V mild hybrid diesel. Jaguar

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