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Sweet. Jesus. Just listen to this thing.
The boffins at Jaguar have been doing some amazing work lately. No longer is it just a factory in the Midlands of Britain for boring wood-laden sedans: it’s an engineer’s wet dream. Meet the Project 7: a one-seat racer that makes a noise so good you’ll think about selling your house just to buy one.
Oh. My. God. Look at it. Just look at it. Who knew that Jaguar could make something so incredible looking on the outside while making something that’s twice as exciting on the inside: a hybrid supercar with next-generation technology designed to affix your jaw to the floor. When automakers get together to celebrate an anniversary, they don’t muck about.
This is Jaguar, the new King of the Petaputerpower Hill, running at 1.75 petaflops-per-second. The Cray XT5 supercomputer was behind IBM’s Roadrunnner for more than a year, until some clever scientist decided to paint a running Jaguar all over it.
It’s like a geek soap opera. Just last week, Cray bragged that their updated Jaguar XT supercomputer was the world’s fastest. Now this week, IBM responds to the trash talk with a number one ranking of their Roadrunner system on the newly published Top500 supercomputing list.
According to Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design director, the revised XF shall boast a reworked control interface—reworked by Apple, no less. In an interview with CAR magazine, Mr Callum said, “We have been working with Apple on control interfaces.” Assuming Mr. Callum did not forget to add “an” before “Apple” in that statement, it is safe to say there is little room for doubt.
At present not much is known about the system, dubbed JaguarDrive, besides two main features:
First, when the driver enters the car the start button will begin to pulsate, in true Apple style. Once the car is started, a selector will rise out of the main console. From the photo, it seems the selector will be involved in transmission control. Whether there will be a UI on the main console designed by Apple is not clear, but we are guessing they did not jump into bed with Jaguar only to be allowed to mess with the gears, (even if messing with gears in bed is dope). These murmurings in the automobile world are certainly giving precedence to earlier Apple/Volkswagen and Apple/Mercedes collaborations that have been speculated upon. All this is very exciting; just imagine what the new drive-through Mac Genius Bars will look like! [Autoblog] .