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N A V I G A T O R BIRTH OF A SUPERCAR 03 Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations unveils its highest performing Jaguar to date: the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Special Vehicle Operations is responsible for developing a range of highperformance production models that push the limits of vehicle dynamics to another level. The F-TYPE SVR is Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car. Capable of 322km/h, the F-TYPE SVR is lighter, faster and more powerful, optimising precision engineering, performance and design to create an all-weather supercar. “Cutting-edge aerodynamics have always been fundamental to Jaguar design,” says Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design. “Everything from the enlarged air intakes to the active rear wing are essential to the new F-TYPE SVR’s dramatic looks and performance.” The new F-TYPE SVR – available in both coupe and convertible models – was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and is available from summer 2016. Find out more at jaguar.com NEWS 8
04 NEWS F I N I S H I N G TOUCH Precision is at the heart of the work of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). The division has unveiled one of the world’s most advanced paint shops – a 12,000m 2 , multi-million-pound, tailor-made finishing centre. The new facility offers customers exclusive colours and premium finishes. What’s more, specially selected technicians work alongside seven-axis robots to ensure the completed paintwork far exceeds industry standard. Quality is checked at each stage – to test durability, hardness and paint adhesion. Wave Scan Technology measures the surface texture of the paint to ensure the finish is flawless. Finally, all paintwork is inspected and approved by a colour expert. Just as important as quality is the facility’s focus on sustainability. The building is heated by using conditioned air from the preparation booths. The water purifying technology consumes no chemicals and, by using robots to apply the majority of the paintwork, the process is 95% more energy efficient. If you want your next Land Rover or Jaguar vehicle to enjoy the SVO touch, contact your local retailer, via landrover.com N A V I G A T O R T H E R E W E W E R E , O N THE SNOW- C O V E R E D SUMMIT… Everyone who has owned a Series Land Rover or Defender has an adventure to share. It might involve driving across continents or being part of a humanitarian cause, taking part in the Camel Trophy Tour or ferrying a group of muddy rugby players from their match. To celebrate the world’s most iconic 4x4, Land Rover is collecting your stories of fortitude, camaraderie and go-anywhere fun. Upload your pictures, videos and stories to add your voice to the Defender’s history. landrover.com/defenderjourneys 05 TRAVEL 9
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.