Jaguar Announces Pebble Beach Celebration Lineup

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Jaguar has prepared a series of events featuring some of its greatest creations for the upcoming Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. Jaguar will also be honored as a featured marque with two classes of cars participating a the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

On loan from the Petersen Automotive Museum, Jaguar will display the XKSS, formerly owned by Steve McQueen, and will debut the 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe. The lineup also includes the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR9 and the legendary 1966 XJ13.

The XKR175 is powered by a supercharged V8 with 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque and top speeds raised to an electronically-limited 174 mph. Production of the XKR175 is limited to 175 vehicles, and there will also be 15 Jaguar XKR175 models for the Canadian market .

Historic Jaguars on display at the Concours include the 1935 SS90 that served as the prototype for the first car named Jaguar, early examples of both the SS1 and the SS100, the first C-type sent to the US and raced by Phil Hill, a Le Mans–winning D-type, as well as the actual E-type that debuted at the New York Auto Show in 1961.

"2010 is such a wonderful year for Jaguar Cars. We celebrate our 75th Anniversary and the creation of a whole new generation of beautiful fast cars," said Mike O'Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars, in a statement for the press. "It is especially fitting that this celebration is taking place at Pebble Beach, the ultimate destination for the world's automotive enthusiasts, where Jaguar has such a rich history. We invite everyone to join us in commemorating Jaguar's 75 years of design and innovation, and also take a new close look at the renaissance of our product lineup, led by the spectacular all-new XJ."
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