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2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design Can Be Yours for €2.8 Million

Under Ford ownership, Jaguar made a couple of awfully nostalgic sedans such as the S-Type and Mondeo-based X-Type, as well as a lot of remarkable concept cars. The 2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design is one of them and boy does it look flabbergastingly exquisite.
2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design 6 photos
2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design2004 Jaguar BlackJag Concept by Fuore Design
Compared to what Jag does under Indian ownership, the company's concepts of yesteryear never got a chance to enter mass production, not even a limited run. So what's the story behind the BlackJag?

Well, this design study was meant to fuse the spirit of Formula 1 and quintessential British car making values. Designed in collaboration with Fuore Design International, the exhilarating result was unveiled in the flesh at the 74th Geneva Motor Show in 2004.

As opposed to its predecessor, the XF10, the BlackJag was meant to embody the sheer sportiness and thumping power of the aforementioned with a suite of refinement and poise typically found in Jaguars of days past. Even though it isn't that obvious, this car is sort of a tribute to one of the most extreme British cats ever made - the XJ13 prototype racing car from the mid-1960s.

Sporting a centrally mounted 7.0-liter V10 DOHC mill with 640 horsepower on tap, the BlackJag is theoretically capable of a 3.8-second 0-62 mph (100km/h) run and an unrestricted top speed of 210 mph (338 km/h). Weighing 1,350 kilograms, the concept car is just 121 centimeters low and was built in Turin by Modarte's Stefano Ardagna, one of Italy's best known prototype constructors.

If you can get over the headlight clusters that hark back to the awful Pontiac Solstice, then you could probably learn to love this curious creation currently located in Ingolstadt, Germany. However, everything has a price. In the 2004 Jaguar BlackJag's case, that's a whopping €2,8 million ($3,82 million at current exchange rates).

Check out the full ad for this one-of-a-kind Jaguar design study on mobile.de.

 
 
 
 
 

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