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In 2003, the company introduced a new, lightweight aluminum chassis on the XJ model. In 2006, the XK model was given an even lighter aluminum frame. These lightweight models use less gas than the heavy steel-bodied models of the past. In 2010, Jaguar introduced new fuel-efficient engines. With low CO2 emissions, these engines are better for the environment. With more power than ever before, these new engines are better for drivers, too! Giving back Jaguar Cars is also trying to make up for the carbon emissions produced by its manufacturing plants.

In 1978, Pininfarina introduced the sleek XJ Spider. The stylish grand touring concept car was never manufactured, due to financial reasons. Its design inspired future Jaguars, however, such as 1996’s XK8. 31 Money matters Like many companies, Jaguar was affected by the recession. The company experienced financial difficulties and several ownership changes. In 1975, the British government nationalized the ailing company—that is, the government bought and took control of it. In 1984, Jaguar became a private company once again.

In 1958, the rules of Le Mans were changed. Engines were limited to three liters in size. 8-liter engine—could no longer compete in the endurance race. 0-liter engines. The cars raced at Le Mans in 1958, 1959, and 1960, but they did not win. Jaguar stopped competing in the race and concentrated instead on making high-performance road cars. The ABCs of Jaguar Jaguar’s racecar series began with the letter C. There are no A-Type or B-Type models! ” 47 Jaguar staged a comeback in the 1980s, returning to racing with the XJR series.

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