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Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept - Jaguar's Monochrome Period

Nov 11, 2010

The Attack of the White Gloves, otherwise known as Pebble Beach, saw Jaguar celebrating its 75th birthday, which could be seen as a minor miracle in itself. Still, as well as showing lovely old cars like the XKSS that Steve McQueen used to own, there was some impressive new metal, symbolizing a marque with renewed confidence after slipping Ford's reins. Confident enough to make a negative into a positive. That was the idea behind the XJ75 Platinum Concept, a design study where what would normally be bright is dark and vice versa. Chrome parts are now black and the car's paintwork-over a body kit-is an unapologetic white. The wheels are big-pimpin' 22-inchers, also in black. Underneath the anti-bling is a long-wheelbase 2011 XJL, with a 470-hp supercharged V8. And here's the eyebrow-raiser: could we be seeing a pointer to a production XJR model?

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In any case, one Jag that will definitely go into production is the XKR175 (left), so-called because only 175 examples of this grand touring coupe will be built. Again, we're talking body kit, big wheels (a more conservative 20-inch size this time), big brakes, and 510 supercharged horses from the 5.0-liter V8. And, in contrast to the XJ Platinum, this gentleman's express is finished in Ultimate Black. Apart from 15 cars going to Canada, the rest of the run is destined for the United States only, at a price of $104,500.

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Seventy-five years ago, life was lived in black and white. At Pebble Beach 2010, Jaguar used a monochrome approach to get the right blend of nostalgia and forward vision.

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