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2025 Jaguar F-Type 90th Anniversary Edition

The day is nearing when Jaguar will stop offering cars with an internal combustion engine and step into an electric future. The F-Type 90th Anniversary Edition represents nine decades of innovation and internal combustion engine production, and a farewell to the F-Pace model.

The F-Pace goes down in history this year, but it will be remembered as Jaguar’s first crossover and one of its most successful models. Since it appeared in 2015, the P-Pace has been produced in more than 328,000 units.

The car is equipped with R-Dynamic design details, a special set of diamond rims and a panoramic glass roof. The interior is equipped with sports seats, contrast stitching, aluminum trim and an ebony ceiling. Also, the offer will include different equipment packages and different engines, including four-cylinder and six-cylinder diesel engines. Customers will also be able to get a plug-in hybrid version with an electric range of 64 kilometers.

The top of the range is the F-Type SVR 575 Edition which is powered by a 5.0-L V8 engine with 575 hp (429 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, which is 25 hp more than the standard model. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 4 seconds. It is equipped with black details and 22-inch forged alloy wheels with Diamond Turned finish. The interior is decorated with aluminum details, Windsor leather and sports heated/ventilated seats.

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2025 Renault Rafale E-Tech 4×4

Renault Rafale E-Tech 4×4 is the first version of Renault’s flagship SUV coupe with four-wheel drive and plug-in hybrid drive. With the Atelier Alpine version, you get a custom chassis that was worked on by the brand’s experts who also worked on the A110 model.

The Rafale was introduced last summer, but the only available model was powered by a 1.2-L engine with 200 hp (149 kW) assisted by two electric motors (one starter generator and one larger motor integrated into the gearbox) and all-wheel drive. However, Renault added a third engine (136 hp/101 kW) to the rear axle in the Rafale E-Tech 4×4, and now the power total is 300 hp (224 kW). That’s more than enough to accelerate the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds. It is equipped with a 22 kWh battery that provides an electric range of 100 km. The battery can be charged to 80 percent capacity in 130 minutes, and a full charge takes 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Customers can choose between two equipment packages, Espirit Alpine and Atelier Alpine. The Espirit Alpine gets branded floor mats and 20-inch wheels, while the Atelier Alpine version is adorned with Satin Summit blue bodywork, a Starry black spoiler and a set of 21-inch Chicane wheels. Atelier Alpine brings adaptive suspension, a road scanning camera in front of the car, Chasis Control on the infotainment system screen, which is used to select one of three settings (Comfort, Dynamic and Sport) that adjust the shock absorbers and steering angle of the rear wheels.

The car will go on sale in Europe in Q3 2024, and the price is currently unknown.

Source: Renault


2025 Morgan Midsummer Limited Edition

Morgan and Pininfarina joined forces and produced a special model called Midsummer. It is a car based on the platform of the Morgan Plus Six model, and will be produced in only 50 copies, which are already sold out.

Midsummer is the first production model with the Pininfarina Fuoriserie label, which hints at more similar projects by the Italian design house in collaboration with other car manufacturers. Morgan is an appropriate choice for the first partnership given its long tradition of coachbuilding.

The car’s exterior design hints at key elements of the future Morgan design language mixed with Pininfarina perfection. At first glance, one could say that it is a pure Morgan – round headlights, long hood and fenders. The body is made of hand-formed aluminum panels, and it took more than 250 hours to make each part.

Inside, the two-seater cabin is covered with more than 400 layers of sustainably sourced teak, which are laminated together. The seats and door panels are covered in leather, while the analog instrument panel is made exclusively for Midsummer. Small windshields provide an unforgettable open-air driving experience.

Under the long hood is BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 335 hp (250 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car sits on a set of 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires, and has adjustable Nitron shock absorbers. It weighs 1,000 kg without liquids.

The Morgan Midsummer will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will take place from 11 – 14 July. Production will start at the end of 2024, and the plan is for all 50 examples to leave the factory in 2025, when Morgan celebrates its 115th anniversary. When it comes to the price, each car will cost around £200,000.

Source: Morgan