The Concept Speedboat by Jaguar
How about this for the ultimate car accessory. Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum, has developed a Concept Speedboat to support the launch of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. It’s a unique styling twist that showcases the design DNA of the British premium car manufacturer in an unexpected package.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that further models of the speedboat are in production, however. As the name suggests, the Jaguar speedboat is a concept only – commissioned to inspire buyers of the XF Sportbrake model. But as far as optional extras go, in our minds this would be an impressive addition – perfect for hopping around the Italian lakes in.
Callum explained: “The Concept Speedboat looks powerful. It follows, in so many ways, the idea of a traditional speedboat but with the sleek and fast characteristics that you would expect from a Jaguar Car.”
Flaunting a gel coat fibreglass hull finished on top with a natural teak decking, the deck is split by a carbon fibre fin which was inspired by the iconic Jaguar D-Type. Inside, the red 2+1 cabin layout pays homage to the sporting character of their cars and in another nod to Jaguar’s history, the fuel filler caps are inspired by the Series 1 XJ.
The new XF Sportbrake itself is the most versatile derivative of the Jaguar XF to date, representing a compelling combination of muscular yet elegant design, dynamic ability, contemporary interior luxury and – with a load-space capacity of up to 1,675 litres – a no-compromise approach to practicality.
Matching the XF saloon for aerodynamics, torsional stiffness and dynamic handling ability, it’s powered exclusively by Jaguar’s range of powerful, refined and efficient diesel engines. The 2.2-litre engine is fitted with Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop-Start system, making it the company’s most efficient powertrain to date, while the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 is available in two states of tune, with 275PS in the range-topping Diesel S.
The XF Sportbrake goes on sale in UK and throughout Europe in November.
Concept Speedboat by Jaguar Cars: Specification highlights
|LOA [length over all]||6.1m / 20’|
|LWL [length water line]||5.3m / 17’, 5”|
|Beam||2.0m / 6’ 7”|
|Draft||0.4m / 1’,3”|
|Passengers||2 + 1|