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Old 14th August 2010, 20:11   #1
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As part of the year long celebration of Jaguar’s 75 Years of Looking Forward, Jaguar Cars design team has created the XJ75 Platinum Concept, a one-of-a-kind design project on display at the Pebble Beach Concept Car Lawn this weekend.

The XJ75 Platinum Concept is the company’s first demonstration of the design customization potential of the striking new XJ luxury sedan, emphasizing the Jaguar’s dramatic interior and exterior styling themes

“The new Jaguar XJ Platinum Concept celebrates Jaguar’s 75th Anniversary, and highlights the uniqueness of the XJ, and more broadly, the increasingly personal nature of luxury cars in today’s market,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars. “The XJ is thoroughly modern, and captures the innovative and daring character that our founder Sir William Lyons built into every Jaguar. And the design team clearly had some fun making their first
one-of-a-kind XJ design concept in that spirit.”

Dominated by a striking white and black contrast theme that suggests precious platinum metal, the XJ75 Platinum Concept is a high-performance 470-hp 2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged equipped with new ground-hugging front, rear and side sills. Painted a lustrous Satin Matte Pearlescent White, exterior chrome elements have been revised to either a dark chrome or gloss black. Bespoke 22-inch wheels are black and use a brushed contrast finish.

The contrast theme continues with gloss pearlescent white air vents, veneers and diamond stitch suede inserts to the seats and headliner, all set against the backdrop of a full Jet Softgrain leather interior. Suede and leather accents are seen throughout the interior to further material enhancements.

The XJ75 Platinum Concept center console houses a bespoke clock developed and designed in partnership with the Bremont Watch Company. An independent British company, Bremont creates beautifully engineered and designed mechanical watches hand assembled in Switzerland.

“From a pure design perspective, the XJ75 Platinum Concept is foremost about emphasizing the striking proportion and presence of the new XJ, with a distilled black and white theme, which conjures up the sense of precious platinum,” said Jaguar XJ Chief Designer Giles Taylor. “At the same time, the pure sporting character of XJ is brought to the fore by keeping the car’s clean graphic approach and further lowering its stance.


“On the inside, we played up the XJ’s combination of high-end materials and British flair to really have some fun. The XJ75 Platinum Concept is a design exercise that shows our vision of customization as an inspiration for those enthusiasts who have a taste for strong individuality and visual confidence in their luxury automobiles.”

Performance on the XJ75 Platinum Concept is derived from its 5.0-liter Supercharged direct-injection V8 with 470 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft of torque. Entertainment is provided by a 1,200-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with 20 speakers powered through 15 channels and state-of-the-art sound processing technology.
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Old 14th August 2010, 21:21   #2
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I really had to do a double take on the dashboard interior shot. Lulz. Amazing looking machine though!
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Looks a bit overdone to me! I'd much rather have the standard XJ and spec it with these wheels, and that awesome sound system.
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the steering wheel in the first pic is from a Ford Mustang..
great observation bro! so what's up with the mustang steering? jag and mustang aren't related in any way, or are they!?
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This is not a great looking JAG IMO.

Is tata influence seen in these design ? :-)))
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great observation bro! so what's up with the mustang steering? jag and mustang aren't related in any way, or are they!?
hehehe.
well, it's my mistake but as you see i am a newbie and it takes time for my posts to be approved.

I have already placed a request with the mods so there's nothing I can do.
till then..
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great observation bro! so what's up with the mustang steering? jag and mustang aren't related in any way, or are they!?
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the steering wheel in the first pic is from a Ford Mustang..
LOL...The pic is actually of Mustang's interior! I guess nasa_hubble has posted it by mistake.
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Video preview of Jaguar XJ75 Platinum.

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Back looks impressive.. However the front has been a failure IMO.
The middle portion should have stooped down more and should have been more curvy downwards. Also the headlamps should have been twice their current size.

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I like the stock looks better. Beauty lies within the eye of the beholder. I wonder what's Tata's role in this project? Any one has idea on this?

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Good catch Bivin; even the dashboard & retro dials seems to be from Mustang.
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It's over the top, but I'm sure the guys at Jaguar know that, and that's pretty much why it'll sell extremely well in certain markets (Middle East anyone)
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I like the stock looks better. Beauty lies within the eye of the beholder. I wonder what's Tata's role in this project? Any one has idea on this?


Good catch Bivin; even the dashboard & retro dials seems to be from Mustang.
Tata's role in this project, according to me, is the design of rear. Look at the rear over hand with the tail lamps at the edges, doesn't it look similar to Indigo Manza ?
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The rear end's a tab bit overdone, IMO.
Like the overall profile of the sedan though!
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