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New videos invite viewers to get an intimate look at Jaguar

New micro-documentaries from Jaguar provide an intimate look at the automaker's design process.

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Jaguar has teamed with Sky Documentaries to take viewers on an intimate journey into the company's design process. Each film is just 15 seconds long and reveal a unique aspect of the automaker's approach to style. Subjects include clay modeling, innovative machine modeling, aerodynamics development, sound engineering, and vehicle testing in some of the world's most hostile of environments.

Traditionally, Sky Documentaries seek to challenge, provoke, and entertain viewers. They cover a broad range of topics from the automotive industry to sports to news a broad range of topics from sport and real-world controversies through to biographies of some of the world's most famous and infamous people.

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Jaguar's Design Director, Julian Thomson said, "We are delighted to celebrate extraordinary stories with Sky Documentaries and share part of our usually secret world. Stories are at the heart of Jaguar - our racing history, our passionate people and our progressive design philosophy are all reflected in the design of our cars."

In 2018, Jaguar released a documentary called "Jaguar: Going Electric". The film showcases the development of the company's first all-electric car, the Jaguar I-Pace, taking viewers into the top-secret design studio and engineering laboratories. That film can be washed now on Amazon Prime.

The I-Pace debuted in 2018. It features 234 miles of all-electric rage. It's capable of achieving 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. The model can accelerate to 60 mph from a stop in just 4.5 seconds. The 2020 I-Pace starts at $69,850.

You can see all the videos below.

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The Grand Tour returns soon with new special

A new special drops on December 17.

The Grand Tour - Amazon

The Grand Tour is returning, and soon. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hamond, and James May set out in Carnage a Trois, the second special produced during the COVID-19 pandemic. French cars are the subject of this special, and there looks to be plenty of action and potentially hilarious situations. Amazon Prime subscribers can watch the new special on Prime Video starting December 17.

Due to travel difficulties and a general state of worldwide unease, the trio have stayed close to home. The first special, Lochdown, took place in Scotland and this one in Wales. Though James May confirmed that a special in Russia is still a possibility, global travel conditions are still tough and unpredictable.

The Grand Tour Presents: Carnage A Trois | Official Trailer | Prime Videoyoutu.be

The Grand Tour premiered in late 2016 after the three hosts' relationship with the BBC ended. For three seasons, the show followed a similar format to Top Gear, which was created by Clarkson and his partner, Andy Wilman. At the end of season three, the trio announced that the show's familiar format would move from the studio tent to the field, where all subsequent episodes would be the longer travel specials that the three are best known for.

The announcement of the new special made its rounds on social media, where reactions (as always) were mixed. Some say the show is too scripted now and that it's just not fun anymore, but many disagree. At this point, with the hosts' ages and difficulties producing media of any kind, it's a bonus to have a car-oriented show, scripted or not.

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The special Defender features several 007-inspired touches.

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James Bond and British vehicles go together like bread and butter. The spy's most well-known rides come from Aston Martin, but Land Rover isn't sitting out on the action. The 25th film in the Bond series, No Time To Die, premiers in just a few weeks, and with it, a new special edition Land Rover Defender. Land Rover's SV Bespoke division created the special Defender, which in addition to making an appearance on the silver screen, will be on sale for a limited run to 300 lucky Bond fans willing to shell out the cash.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond EditionThe Defender gets exclusive infotainment animations.Land Rover


The villainous Defender is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 518 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and Land Rover says the powertrain is strong enough to push the hefty off-roader to 60 mph from a stop in just 5.1 seconds. The V8 is a recent addition to the Defender line, and comes paired here with unique suspension and transmission tuning, bespoke spring and damper rates, and a new electronic active rear differential.



2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond EditionThe 007 Defender V8 get special puddle lights.Land Rover


Unique touches to the 007 Defender include "Defender 007" treadplates, special infotainment animations, and "007" exterior puddle lamps. The interior will get a laser-etched detail plate to denote its number among the 300 vehicles. No Time To Die will feature the Defender front and center, but it's not the only Land Rover in the film. Two Range Rover Sport SVR SUVs will also make an appearance, along with a Range Rover Classic and a Land Rover Series III.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond EditionYou'll need to be really into Bond to truly appreciate the special Defender.Land Rover


If you're more interested in seeing the Defender's time on screen than you are in getting behind the wheel, it hits theaters in the U.S. starting on October 8, 2021. The film will be the fifth and final movie to feature Daniel Craig as Bond. However, if you're really excited about the Defender, get ready to pay up. Prices start at $114,600 and supplies are extremely limited.

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