if you have ever wanted to experience the thrill of blasting through the mountains in a classic Jaguar, virtual reality might be the closest you will ever get– even if you don’t own 3D headgear. Jay Leno is asking you to join him on a 10-mile excursion into the hills north of Burbank in a 1954 Jaguar XK 120. Instead of a full webisode, this serves as a teaser for the second season of the series which premieres June 15th on CNBC.
Jaguar stopped building cars to concentrate on the war effort in 1940. As the blitz raged above them, engineers looked to the future and began work on the XK 120. Built from 1948 to ’54, these nimble roadsters were powered by a 3.4L straight six. Since postwar England was devoid of steel, Jaguar was forced to place their hand formed bodies on a chassis of ash wood. This made the car light and strong, with a figure that impressed a young Mr. Leno. It will be a few years before we launch a 3D version of Autofluence, but stay tuned for more immersive automotive footage in the meantime.