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Beginning. The company was founded in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company and produced at the beginning of the side baskets for motorcycles. Name was changed to Jaguar after World War II. Abbreviation for the previous was associated z .. the name of the German troops. The manufacturer presented at the exhibition in 1935, the first models - SS 90 and SS 100th
Development. Jaguar gained popularity through a series of XK sports cars 1920 (1949 year) with an engine power of 160 horsepower. Also achieved success models XK 140 and XK 150th A year later, a large Mark VII saloon. Jaguar was seen as a brand of sports and luxury cars. In 1955, the company launched the Mark I (later Mark II), auto-middle class. In the early 60s Jaguar Daimler took over the luxury brand, which supplied the royal family cars. Since 1962, all of the most luxurious cars were sold Jaguar Daimler logo (this was the year 2002). For Jaguar, the new period starts in 1989, when the British brand was taken over by Ford. American investment group, although allowed to introduce additional models (including the S-Type in 1999, the X-Type in 2001 and the XK in 2006), but failed to achieve a stunning success.
Today. The fate of the 2008 Jaguar changed. It was then that the British company was bought for $ 2.3 billion by the Indian company Tata Motors.
Contribution to the automotive industry. The model that enrolled in automotive history is the E-Type. The car was produced from 1961 to 1975. Over the years, the factory Jaguar left 70 thousand. copies. The car was selected in the ranking of The Daily Telegraph hundred most beautiful cars of all time as the most beautiful. Auto drove constructed in 1948, the XK engine type. This engine was produced for 44 years with only minor structural changes. 6-cylinder in-line power unit had a 3.4 L, 3.8 L or 4.2 L capacity, dual overhead camshafts placed in an aluminum head and cast iron cylinder block. On the dashboard lined with varnished aluminum sheet placed symmetrically set hebelkowych switches.
Trivia. Jaguar was involved in racing. XK120C model (known as the C-Type) won in his debut at Le Mans in 1951. Jaguar has developed at that time in collaboration with Dunlop disc brakes, which have become the secret weapon in the race two years later, which resulted in the re-match the C-Type. However, in 1955-57 Le Mans dominated his successor - Jaguar D-Type. Later, twice failed to Jaguarom win this race - the 1988 Jaguar XJR-9LM and in 1990 the Jaguar XJR-12.
Models produced today: Jaguar XF, Jaguar XJ, Jaguar XK, Jaguar XFR, Jaguar XJR, Jaguar XKR.
Tires. Jaguar is a brand that manufactures sports cars and limousines for high power engines. This characteristic of vehicles, forcing the use of tires with sizes ranging from 16 to 21 inches. Jaguar several popular sizes are 225/60 R16 (XJ8), 235/55 R17 (XJ6), 235/50 R18 (XK8) and 245/40 R19 (XKR). Jaguar works with many tire manufacturers for the supply of original equipment tires. Some examples: Jaguar XJR was equipped with Dunlop SP Sport 01 in size 255/35 R20, Jaguar S-Type in Michelin Pilot Primacy tires in size 225/55 R16.