Jaguar XJ6: single piece with music

Geneva (Switzerland), 7. March 2018

At Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works automotive dreams come true: whether it Is the posh restoration of the early Range Rover or the original replica of the Jaguar D-Type, in Coventry, nothing is impossible. The best example of the Jaguar XJ6 "Greatest Hits", at the Geneva motor show (8 is now. to 18. March 2018) will be in the spotlight.

Nicko wants to know

Behind the conversion of Nicko McBrain (civil first names: Michael Henry), his character drummer of the rock band Iron is Maiden. He has brought his XJ6 series 3 from 1984 to JLR Classic Works. There is a real unique piece was created in more than 3,500 hours of work, together with Wayne Burgess, the chief of the Jaguar design studios, and even the guitarist of the Heavy Metal Band Scattering Ashes. With the vehicle Jaguar ushers in the anniversary year "50 years of the XJ6".

Taste modernised fully

What distinguishes the McBrain's Jaguar? New, among other things, unique bumpers in the style of the later XJ-series, as well as larger wheel arches, in the Pirelli P-Zero tires of the Format 235/45 R18 will fit. Have been refurbished in addition, the front and rear suspension with adjustable dampers on the rear axle. The new color is called "Mauve", a dark purple Metallic. Particularly striking are the LED headlights with daytime running lights are on the old place. Modern door seals to ensure peace in the XJ6 "Greatest Hits".

Details for the Drummer

To enter the retro-futuristic Jaguar, press the remote control for the Central control. Interior leather seats in allspice wait-Red McBrain and his buddies, in addition to black carpet out of hand. The dashboard is presented in a dark grey Sycamore veneer. Exactly the same Material, preferably Nicko at his favorite Snare Drums.

Music is in the air

It goes to the next musical level And with a 1,100-Watt audio system from Alpine. The Alu-knobs to guitar to the E-booster of his 2012 late friend Jim Marshall remember. Combined the system with speakers from a Jaguar XF model year 2012. That is not enough: The pedal is held in the drum style, on the three-spoke steering Wheel is shown Nickos mascot, the so-called "Eddie Growler". Under the bonnet is a 4.2-Liter six-cylinder with a three-carburettor system of the SU from the E-Type for hot sound. Is garnished by four tailpipes, and the little things that come from Nickos first XJ6, he had many years on the property of his band mates, the bass player, Steve Harris, parked The jumping Jaguar ("Leaper"), and the ignition key. And what the 65-year-old McBrain the tag says? "This is my ultimate XJ, my third, whom I affectionately call "Johnny 3". For me, he defined everything that the Jaguar XJ stands," said Nicko. Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is by the way to even greater means of transport: He flies the band's own Boeing 747.(rh)

by Cassie Hartley

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