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A car that's pure luxury: You don't drive Jaguar XJ50, you experience it

This car commemorates the first Jaguar XJ 1, which was launched in 1968 and was widely acknowledged at the time to be one of the best automobiles ever made

Jaguar XJ50

Photos: Kamlesh Pednekar

Pavan Lall
Within five seconds of sitting in the backseat of the Jaguar XJ50, the notes of Pink Floyd’s hit, “Have a Cigar”, waft across to me. And that’s even before the stereo has been switched on. If this song by the British classic rock band doesn’t sound familiar, then this car isn’t for you.

Inside, the sumptuous rear that’s tricked out to feel more like a Gulfstream than a limousine has seats upholstered in soft, diamond-quilted leather and feathery-soft headrests, accompanied by smartly positioned levers, switches, air conditioning vents and adjustable controls — all easily reachable and easily workable. This car

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 10:26 PM IST

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