Whether you call the British car “jag-U-are” or “jag-war,” there’s no doubt about it, the Jaguar is sleek and fast, having been designed for the road and the racetrack. And we’re not the only ones keen on the luxury automobile. Damian Lewis starred in a 12-minute commercial, which felt like a short film; Benedict Cumberbatch lent his voice to this advert and yes, he said “jag-U-are” as we would expect; not one but three British baddies hopped into this 2014 Super Bowl commercial featuring Tom Hiddleston, Mark Strong and Ben Kingsley. The Jaguar has been around since 1922. Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments with these 16 snaps:
British racing driver Duncan Hamilton, center, poses alongside his co-driver Tony Rolt and their wives, in their winning Jaguar, after winning the Le Mans 24 race in 1953. (AP Photo)
Land and water speed record holder, Donald Campbell, and his wife Tonia Bern, hang next to an E type Jaguar car in London’s Hyde Park, England in 1966. (AP Photo/Kemp)
England’s Prince Philip sits in the passenger seat of a Jaguar XK “SS” in Lindley, Warwickshire, England in 1957. The prince met with Norman Dewis, chief Jaguar test driver. (AP Photo)
The Duke and Duchess of York take an inside look in a Jaguar racing car in 1990. (AP Photo/Malcolm Clarke)
British Prime Minister John Major is driven out of London’s Buckingham Palace in his Jaguar in 1997. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Arzt)
The Jaguar emblem appears outside the auto plant at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, England, 2007. (Rui Vieira/PA Wire)
Here are two actual jaguars, a rare 10-week-old black jaguar cub and her mum at the Marwell Zoological Park in South England in 1999. Do you see the similarity? (AP Photo/Str)
Queen Elizabeth gets behind her Jaguar at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park in 2005. (AP Photo/Sergio Dionisio)
Bonhams employees prepare a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, left, and a prototype Jaguar ‘E2A’ to be auctioned off in 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The 1955 Jaguar D Type sports racing car sold at the Bonhams auction for £2,201,500 ($3,675,624) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in Chichester, England, in 2008. (Bonhams/PA Wire)
Jack Hughes, 4-years-old, helps unwrap a prototype of the Jaguar XJ in Hyde Park, London in 2009. (John D McHugh/PA Wire)
Young Jack gets a closer peek at the Jaguar emblem. (John D McHugh/PA Wire)
A rare Jaguar D-type, valued at £3.5 million ($5,843,600), once raced by motor racing legend Mike Hawthorn, takes a special test drive near Eastbourne in Sussex, to kick off the opening of a private museum dedicated to the famous driver in 2009. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
A Jaguar drives into the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace to announce the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, Prince George of Cambridge, in 2013. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)
Prince Harry seems right at home, stepping into the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe, at Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England in February 2014.
(Rex Features via AP Images)
Prince Harry has his helmet on and is ready to go. Safety first.
(Rex Features via AP Images)
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