Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept unveiled
Jaguar has unveiled a XJ75 Platinum Concept at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance to celebrate the brand’s 75th anniversary.
The one-of-a-kind concept based on the XJ luxury saloon will not be made available as a production car or a special edition; instead Jaguar says it is intended as a ‘design exercise’ to highlight the potential for customising the XJ.
In the spirit of customisation, Jaguar has lowered the stance of the XJ with new front, rear and side sills while the exterior has been painted in contrasting white with dark chrome and gloss black elements.
These include 22" black wheels with a brushed contrast finish to offset the white body colour.
The colours are intended to create an effect similar to the precious metal platinum and the emphasis on luxury continues unabated inside. The seats are decked out with leather and diamond stitch suede inserts, and the air vents and veneers have been painted white.
Jaguar has commissioned the Bremont Watch Company, which hand assembles watches in Switzerland, to build the bespoke clock on in the cabin.
The XJ75 also houses a powerful 1,200-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with 20 speakers and top-of-the-range sound processing technology.
“On the inside, we played up the XJ's combination of high-end materials and British flair to really have some fun," said Jaguar XJ Chief Designer Giles Taylor. “The XJ75 Platinum Concept is a design exercise that shows our vision of customization as an inspiration for those enthusiasts who have a taste for strong individuality and visual confidence in their luxury automobiles."
Jaguar hasn’t neglected the XJ’s powertrain in the concept. The 5.0-litre petrol V8 engine is Supercharged to deliver 470 horsepower and 424lb-ft of torque.
The car will not go into production, but Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar, believes the one-of-a-kind concept showcases the possibilities for a truly customisable luxury saloon.
“The new Jaguar XJ Platinum Concept celebrates Jaguar's 75th Anniversary, and highlights the uniqueness of the XJ, and more broadly, the increasingly personal nature of luxury cars in today's market," said he added.
The Jaguar XJ75 appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance Concept Car Lawn this weekend, but no plans have been announced to showcase the model in the UK yet.