Check your calendars, Jaguar lovers: today, Thursday, September 23, 2010, officially marks the brand’s 75th anniversary.
Although the British luxury automaker celebrated the milestone with a convoy of historic cars heading to the Goodwood Revival, we’re celebrating with a guessing game. Think you know the cool cat pictured above? Send us your best guess via the comments field below, and tune in tomorrow for both the answer and another quiz.
Did You Name Yesterday’s Jaguar?
Yesterday’s cat was indeed another concept car — the 2003 RD-6 concept, which premiered at that year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
In a way, the RD-6 was almost an evolution of the R-Coupe concept, which was first shown at the 2001 Frankfurt venue. The RD-6 used shorter overhangs, exaggerated headlamps, and a stubby tail, which bore a strange resemblance to that of the Ford Puma. A pair of rear-hinged half-doors improved entry and egress, while the rear hatch — in a nod to the XKE coupe — was hinged from the side.
The RD-6 never made it to reality, although its engine — a 2.7-liter turbo-diesel V-6, developed by Jaguar and Peugeot — was offered in European-spec S-type sedans soon after.