Jaguar has confirmed its all-new XE Saloon will be revealed in London on 8 September.
The Gaydon manufacturer has confirmed some of the first technical details of the crucial BMW 3-series rival, which Jaguar says “combines thrilling performance, agile handling and precise, responsive steering, with outstanding levels of refinement”.
The XE will be equipped with F-type-inspired double wishbone front suspension made from aluminium, which Jaguar claims results in stiffness levels equivalent to the larger XFR sports saloon and the sophisticated rear suspension is an integral link set-up that also uses aluminium extensively. Jaguar says this system “delivers sharp response and handling while retaining a refined, luxurious ride”.
A limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S to commemorate 40 years of the 911 turbo has been revealed. It is a 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB edition and is unique to the UK market and only 40 will be built.
The new variant has been designed to incorporate styling cues from the original 911 Turbo 930. It features a black rear upper spoiler, Sport Classic wheels in black, black finished exterior door handles, and the black Porsche script along the sills.
Other special kit includes carbonfibre door sill guards with ‘911 Turbo S – Exclusive GB Edition’ in illuminated lettering, carbonfibre interior trim, including the PDK gear lever and bespoke floor mats with leather edging and decorative stitching.
The 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition is available in a choice of three exterior colours: silver, white or red.
A CLASSIC car rally, last held eight years ago, is making a comeback to Bolton to raise money for the mayor’s charity which will provide funds for Bolton Hospice, Bolton Lads and Girls Club, and the Sensory Centre for the Blind and Fortalice.
So far 50 vehicles of all ages and makes which includes Fred Dibnah’s Land Rover have been signed up for the classic car run which will start in Victoria Square, Bolton, and take in 50 miles of the Lancashire countryside.
The rally, on Sunday, April 6, will set off from Victoria Square at 10.30am at which point the participants will be given their route, which is kept a mystery until the day.
If you are thinking about buying a classic, there are a few things that you need to consider apart from the obvious things like finance and insurance
You need to find out how many were made and how many are left. Is it widely acknowledged as desirable, and probably most importantly are there any comparative examples for sale to give you a rough idea of the market value.
This is a BIG must wherever possible. Is it documented and undisputed. Does the car have an interesting previous owner which might enhance the value of the car.
Is it mint or does it need some work? If it’s the latter, is it usable and do you have a lot of time to give to the car, and possibly a lot of money.
What can you do with the car? In other words, can you get in and start it up at the weekend without having to do some precision engineering