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Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery. Follow the jump to watch video.

The Jaguar XKR175 isn't the only special kitty making its debut out in Monterey. Jag's new limited-production coupe is joined by the one-off XJ75 Platinum concept created to honor of the brand's 75th anniversary. Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance attendees will find it parked on the Concept Car Lawn.

Pearlescent white paint provides a stark contrast to the big saloon's blacked-out grille, D-pillar, and custom 22-inch wheels. Inside, black leather seats get quilted, diamond-stitch suede inserts. The same material also adorns the headliner. Additional glitz comes courtesy of the Bremont Watch Company, which is responsible for the bespoke clock installed in the XJ75's console.

If the 470-horsepower supercharged 5.0-liter V8 doesn't provide enough entertainment, the XJ75 Platinum also features a 1,200-watt, 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system. Check out both the official photos and live pictures in high-res galleries below or follow the jump for video walkaround by Jaguar design Boss Ian Callum.

Live photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Jaguar]

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14 August 2010

Pebble Beach, CA, August 14, 2010 – As part of the year long celebration of Jaguar's 75th anniversary the Jaguar design team has created the XJ75 Platinum Concept, a one-of-a-kind design project on display at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance Concept Car Lawn this weekend .

The XJ75 Platinum Concept is the company's first demonstration of the design customisation potential of the striking new XJ luxury salon, emphasising the Jaguar's dramatic interior and exterior styling themes.

"The new Jaguar XJ Platinum Concept celebrates Jaguar's 75th Anniversary, and highlights the uniqueness of the XJ, and more broadly, the increasingly personal nature of luxury cars in today's market," said Mike O'Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars. "The XJ is thoroughly modern, and captures the innovative and daring character that our founder Sir William Lyons built into every Jaguar. And the design team clearly had some fun making their first one-of-a-kind XJ design concept in that spirit."

Dominated by a striking white and black contrast theme that suggests precious platinum metal, the XJ75 Platinum Concept is a high-performance 470-hp 2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged equipped with new ground-hugging front, rear and side sills. Painted a lustrous Satin Matte Pearlescent White, exterior chrome elements have been revised to either a dark chrome or gloss black. Bespoke 22-inch wheels are black and use a brushed contrast finish.

The contrast theme continues with gloss pearlescent white air vents, veneers and diamond stitch suede inserts to the seats and headliner, all set against the backdrop of a full Jet Softgrain leather interior. Suede and leather accents are seen throughout the interior to further material enhancements.

The XJ75 Platinum Concept centre console houses a bespoke clock developed and designed in partnership with the Bremont Watch Company. An independent British company, Bremont creates beautifully engineered and designed mechanical watches hand assembled in Switzerland.

"From a pure design perspective, the XJ75 Platinum Concept is foremost about emphasising the striking proportion and presence of the new XJ, with a distilled black and white theme, which conjures up the sense of precious platinum," said Jaguar XJ Chief Designer Giles Taylor. "At the same time, the pure sporting character of XJ is brought to the fore by keeping the car's clean graphic approach and further lowering its stance.

"On the inside, we played up the XJ's combination of high-end materials and British flair to really have some fun. The XJ75 Platinum Concept is a design exercise that shows our vision of customization as an inspiration for those enthusiasts who have a taste for strong individuality and visual confidence in their luxury automobiles."

Performance on the XJ75 Platinum Concept is derived from its 5.0-litre Supercharged direct-injection V8 with 470 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft of torque. Entertainment is provided by a 1,200-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with 20 speakers powered through 15 channels and state-of-the-art sound processing technology.

Additional information including images and video can be found on http://us.mediajaguar.com or www.interactivejaguar.com.

From its beginning as a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars in 1922, Jaguar Cars has grown to become one of the world's premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars and with that, one of the most recognized commercial brands. The company's vision is simple: To produce beautiful fast cars that are desired the world over. The company operates two manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and is fully engaged in environmental programs, community work and brand awareness exercises such as motorsports.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This would work but for the wheels and front end. Otherwise very nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not a fan at all. Those rims look terrible, and the black grille does nothing. Jags should be subtle, at least in my opinion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want those seats.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm convinced that a majority of Autoblog's readers are morons who have no taste in cars. That Jag looks ATROCIOUS!!

      If you slapped some badges from a no-name Chinese car company on it, most of the clowns reading this site would believe it. Why? Because it DOESN'T LOOK ANYTHING LIKE A JAG!
        • 5 Years Ago
        IRONFIST2 you are the only moron and clown it this blog :)
        people have different taste in cars but idiots like you wont know ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I always asked myself why the top of the headlights looks like they chopped the hood and went like a costum "design" like many "pimp rides"? Just awful.

      To me, looks like a 2002 concept Jaguar/Rover (not Land Rover).

      • 5 Years Ago
      wow, that is a whole-lotta ugly...
        • 5 Years Ago
        You talking about the car or the guys in the video?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The exterior is really starting to "grow" on me a bit not that I what Jaguar can really do with it. I love the tire/wheel package. Slick.

        I was somewhat surprised by the interior though. That's a big vehicle, but it doesn't look like it sits as low as the seats/seating (configuration) implies. Wow...the big cat is really back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Keep everything the same, expect switch these "Pimp My Ride" inspired set of wheels, for a something a bit more respectable, and new-age Jaguar-like. C'mon Jaguar, you're better than that! Very good looking car overall though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lord, that's a lot of ugly!

      The paint color doesn't help because it makes it hard to read the form, but this cat looks overly aggressive in that "look at me" manner of the loudmouth who can't back up his words. And that interior... I mean, electric purple inside the glovebox and bin? Doctorwho totally nailed it when he said it was like they dropped this car off at West Coast Customs.

      Two thumbs DOWN.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is Jaguar really trying to pull a middle-east special? Looks like one of those Mansory or Arden botch ups that are so popular with the gaudy class - especially those wheels.

      Ok, the black trim is pretty sexy, and the rear bumper is far more successful than stock but otherwise its kinda "naff."
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome, Black over chrome accents, Custom wheels, Good Job Jaguar.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn that looks amazing !
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