June 27, 2017
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake Trophy Tour: Murray, Mourinho and the stolen Wimbledon trophy
- Seasoned silverware collector, José Mourinho, joins forces with two cheeky children to pull trophy heist
- New Jaguar XF Sportbrake takes Andy Murray’s Wimbledon replica trophy on tour of schools and tennis clubs to inspire youngsters
- Jaguar XF Sportbrake combines grace, space and pace for the 21st century – making it the perfect vehicle to carry Murray’s precious trophy
- Dynamic estate will keep the trophy safe and well with gesture control sunblind, cabin air ionisation, isofix points and a suite of driver assistance technology
- 2017 is Jaguar’s third year as Official Car of The Championships, Wimbledon
- watch the Mourinho, Murray and Jaguar trophy heist video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18gFQSaCYds&feature=youtu.be
Whitley, UK: José Mourinho has added another trophy to his collection with help from a Jaguar XF, two school children, some cardboard and a little gold paint.
With a well-known penchant for collecting silverware, Mr Mourinho targeted fellow Jaguar ambassador Andy Murray on the eve of his Wimbledon title defence. The trophy heist was part of a short film to celebrate the launch of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake and kick off a special Jaguar trophy tour.
To inspire the next generation of grass roots tennis talent, the two-time Wimbledon Champion and world number one has given up his replica men’s singles trophy for a special tour in the XF Sportbrake. The tour will end at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (June 29 – July 2) where the trophy and car will be on public display.
The tour takes in schools and tennis clubs in the weeks leading up to The Championships, Wimbledon 2017, and gives children from all backgrounds the chance to get their hands on Mr Murray’s famous trophy.
Jaguar’s film shows the tour coming to a halt at a London school when Mr Mourinho steals the famous gilt cup. Armed with a cunning plan and some craft supplies, Mr Mourinho and his two young accomplices attempt to steal Mr Murray’s trophy as the reigning champion tries to keep track of his prized cup using the premium estate’s InControl Remote app. This advanced technology and connectivity allows customers to monitor the location of their vehicle using a smartphone. Owners can lock or unlock the doors, check the fuel level and even set the cabin temperature remotely.
Mr Murray said, “Apparently, I’m the first winner in the history of Wimbledon to give up their replica trophy like this. It was hard to part with it, but it’s for a great cause and I know it’s in safe hands in the XF Sportbrake, especially with its special safety features and technology so I can keep track of it”.
The new Sportbrake joins Jaguar's award-winning XF saloon in its 10th year of production and delivers a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies to provide traditional Jaguar grace, space and pace.
The dynamic estate is available with Jaguar’s advanced range of clean and efficient four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines with CO2 emissions as low as 118g/km. At the top of the range sits a six-cylinder, 300PS, 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that sprints to 60mph in 6.1 seconds.
The XF Sportbrake was introduced by Mr Murray on a replica Wimbledon centre court in London earlier this month and is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich plant alongside the XE, XJ and F-Type model lines.
Jaguar is entering its third year as Official Car of The Championships, Wimbledon, which runs from Monday, July 3, to Sunday, July 16. During the tournament, Jaguar will supply 170 vehicles from its award-winning range, including the XE, XF, XJ and F-Pace.
P.S. Mr Mourinho was kind enough to return Mr Murray’s trophy, eventually! Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18gFQSaCYds&feature=youtu.be
UK Customers can configure their XF Sportrbake at www.jaguar.co.uk priced from £34,910 OTR.