Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe Makes Word Debut

The Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe show car heralds a new generation of stunning Jaguar sports cars.

The Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe show car made its world debut yeserday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Advanced Lightweight Coupe show car heralds a new generation of stunning Jaguar sports cars and sports sedans. The car remains true to Jaguar's illustrious past but more importantly signals the company's confident leap forward into the future.

"The Advanced Lightweight Coupe represents the very essence of Jaguar, its heart and soul," said Joe Greenwell, Chairman and CEO of Jaguar Cars. "If you want to know what lies ahead for us, what direction we will take, this is Jaguar's answer."

The Advanced Lightweight Coupe is a physical expression of design director Ian Callum's thoughts and intentions for the next generation of Jaguar cars, which like this 2+2 show car will have purposeful and seductive exteriors that bring Jaguar design firmly into the 21st century.

The Advanced Lightweight Coupe benefits from Jaguar's advanced lightweight aluminum architecture technology that was introduced with the new XJ saloon; in production form the Advanced Lightweight Coupe would be as dynamic and agile as it is desirable.

This is a car that in unrestricted production form could reach 60 mph from standstill in less than five seconds and have potential 180 mph performance. Filled with examples of the intuitive driver technologies that are Jaguar's trademark, the Advanced Lightweight Coupe also introduces some new ones.

“This show car is a rallying call for Jaguar lovers the world over, who appreciate sporting luxury," said Greenwell. "We want them to know that we are committed to a product-led transformation of this company that will see us making Jaguars with great design and wonderful interiors that are fast, glamorous and evocative. A new Jaguar sports car is always an important event and we absolutely believe that the Advanced Lightweight Coupe demonstrates that the direction we are taking is the right one.”

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