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Any idea what this is?

Post by bluenun » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:33 pm

Whilst driving past Nottingham a couple of nights ago, I was accompanied by a new shape of Jaguar. Intriguingly, according to the UK government website, its CO2 emissions are 0 g/km. It was about the size of an XF, I reckon. Any ideas? The registration plate is VN68XMF.

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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by R32Paul » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm

New XJ which is rumoured to be an EV.
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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by bluenun » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:42 pm

It has an exhaust pipe, but of course that could just be for show. I doubt Jaguar is working on a new diesel car. The tail lights are horizontal, which is not the XJ design language. Is there a new XF on the horizon?


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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by scm » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:44 pm

It might just be a mule that's testing a drivetrain, or something.


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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by Aus_ipace » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:37 am

bluenun wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:42 pm
It has an exhaust pipe, but of course that could just be for show. I doubt Jaguar is working on a new diesel car. The tail lights are horizontal, which is not the XJ design language. Is there a new XF on the horizon?
The rumours are that they will replace the XF and the XE with a single model with an electric drivetrain. Still a way off yet so probably at the most a test mule.
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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by Mikeyboy » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:59 pm

I saw this on Saturday whilst on my way back from Wolverhampton when passing Birmingham. Driver looked unbelievably bored...
Turns out I've misled you all to-date. Sorry... It's an SE with a few added bits. Firenze red.


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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by bluenun » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 pm

Bored? Maybe it’s actually an Audi?


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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by SammyD » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Mikeyboy wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:59 pm
I saw this on Saturday whilst on my way back from Wolverhampton when passing Birmingham. Driver looked unbelievably bored...
Testing of new cars can be unbelievably boring. There will be a number of cars on the road clocking up the miles. One programme I heard about, ran 24/7 and used a large pool of drivers. Got the miles done in record quick time.
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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by electricdriver » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 pm

SammyD wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Testing of new cars can be unbelievably boring. There will be a number of cars on the road clocking up the miles. One programme I heard about, ran 24/7 and used a large pool of drivers. Got the miles done in record quick time.
They clearly weren’t passing the time testing the infotainment systems... 😂


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Re: Any idea what this is?

Post by mjc » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:16 pm

electricdriver wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 pm
SammyD wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Testing of new cars can be unbelievably boring. There will be a number of cars on the road clocking up the miles. One programme I heard about, ran 24/7 and used a large pool of drivers. Got the miles done in record quick time.
They clearly weren’t passing the time testing the infotainment systems... 😂
It takes a very very long time to test a JLR Infotainment system :P
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