There are so many ways in which cats are born! Jaguar Cars designed and unveiled a Speedboat Concept which showcases the design DNA for the British premium luxury and sports car manufacturer in an unexpected and spectacular package. This was the way Jaguar marked the birth of yet another cat with character, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake on its international driving debut.
Unveiling the XF Sportbrake in an exciting and unique way, Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum was at the forefront of the concept speedboat. Callum explained that Jaguar recognizes that its existing and future customers enjoy diverse and active lifestyles. This was an opportunity to create a vision of how Jaguar’s design philosophy might be applied to an alternative product, in which speed and beauty are priorities.
The speedboat concept conveys sleek and fast characteristics that you would expect from a Jaguar car. The Speedboat is so powerful. The Concept Speedboat has a gel coat fiberglass hull finished on top with a natural teak decking. This is split by a carbon fiber fin, inspired by the iconic Jaguar D-type. Following the sporting character of Jaguar cars, the front of the boat flows seamlessly into the screen plus the red 2+1 cabin. The speedboat concept carries with it the Jaguar cars’ heritage which is subtly recognized with fuel filler caps inspired by the Series 1 XJ. A polished aluminum propeller and pop up mooring post imitates how the boat could be powered and docked. Ian Callum went on to add,”I hope our design inspires people to think about our products in a much broader sense, especially in lifestyle and enjoyment”. Callum have always had a passion to create such an object and it seemed fitting that they related to a lifestyle vehicle such as the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. The two can not be separated, they sit together perfectly.
The XF Sportbrake being a derivative of the award winning Jaguar XF, the new cat is the most versatile Jaguar to date. It is a combination of muscular yet elegant design, dynamic ability, contemporary interior luxury and, with a load space capacity of up to 1675Liters, a no-compromise take on practicality. Powered exclusively by Jaguar’s range of powerful, refined and efficient diesel engines. The XF Sportbrake matches the XF saloon for aerodynamics, torsional stiffness and dynamic handling ability. It is a fusion of flexibility and intuitive design techniques. The rear wheels are driven by an eight speed automatic gearbox. The company’s most efficient powertrain to date, the 2.2Liter engine fitted with Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop-Start system, is employed on the XF Sportbrake. The 3.0Liter twin-turbo V6 is available in two states of tune with 275hp in the range-topping Diesel S.