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Jose Mourinho announced as first UK customer for new Jaguar

Jose Mourinho is Jaguar's latest ambassador Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been announced as the first UK customer for Coventry-based Jaguar's newest car.

The Portuguese coach has been named as the car-maker's latest ambassador.

Jaguar, who are based in Whitley, will officially launch the new F-TYPE Coupé in London on 13 February.

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Jaguar Land Rover boss: Midlands fantastic region for cars

Jaguar Land Rover boss Dr Ralf Speth says he wants to compete with US car makers but says the expansion will be driven from the UK. He says the Midlands is a fantastic region to build cars.

He was speaking at the British American Business Council dinner in Birmingham yesterday evening.

British colleges produce the best designers and engineers and the UK has the best car craftsmen in the world, he said, and advanced manufacturing is the key to success.

Jaguar Land Rover boss Dr Ralf Speth says the Midlands is a fantastic region to build cars in. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Business secretary Vince Cable revealed at the dinner that Dr Speth lets him loose on the Jaguar Land Rover race tracks.

Both men are in Birmingham for a three day transatlantic conference organised by the British American Business Council.

New motor show comes to Straford upon Avon

The new Jaguar F-Type. Credit: Jaguar Land Rover

Stratford upon Avon is hosting its first ever Stratford Festival of Motoring. More than 200 classic and special interest cars will be there.

Event highlights will include the appearance of TV star and Fair Fuel campaigner Quentin Willson with his own cars, as well as an exoskeletal kit car, an Austin Healey driven by international rally star Pat Moss and the only surviving Triumph Stag of its kind.

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