Jaguar: The best of racing's big cat

Updated 1256 GMT (2056 HKT) December 31, 2015
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Iconic British brand Jaguar is returning to racing. The luxury car manufacturer announced it will join the Formula E championship for electric cars for Season Three in 2016/2017. We look back at some of the big cat's biggest moments... Jaguar Formula E
Jaguar will purr on the track once more when the company, now owned by Indian manufacturer Tata Motors, enters the Formula E championship. The company aims to promote electric technology as it plans to launch its first electric car. Jaguar
The famous brand was born in Britain in 1935 when the Swallow Sidecar Company changed its name to Jaguar. By 1952 the luxury car brand is flying off the production line. Here an XK 120 model is unveiled by British racing driver Stirling Moss. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Jaguar XK 120 (No. 100) seen here at the start of the first Easter Handicap race at Goodwood in 1954. The two-seater sports car was in production from 1948-54. Les Lee/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
Jaguar's C-types are a force to be reckoned with at the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Major Tony Rolt (left) and Duncan Hamilton (right) celebrate with their wives after winning the title in 1953. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Britain's Ninian Sanderson and Ron Flockhart drive a Jaguar D-type to victory in the Le Mans 24-hour classic in 1956. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
An icon of the Swinging Sixties arrives with the E-Type Jaguar, seen here with racing driver Innes Ireland and Kathy Keeton. Bob Haswell/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
An Jaguar E-type 1964 shown at Bonhams auction house, Paris in 2011 -- the year the car celebrated it's 50th anniversary. The model is routinely voted one of the most beautiful cars of all time. PIERRE VERDY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file
Jaguar returns to racing in the 1980s, winning Le Mans again in 1988. Its final victory at the legendary race comes in 1990. Darrell Ingham/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Under the guidance of parent company Ford, Jaguar join Formula One for the 2000 season with an all-British line-up of Johnny Herbert and Eddie Irvine (pictured). Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Jaguar raced to third place twice in its F1 history. Here a bleached blond Irvine climbs onto the podium at the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix alongside Rubens Barrichello (left) and Michael Schumacher (center). Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Jaguar's F1 foray ends with retirement for driver Mark Webber at the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix. Webber would stay with the team as it was sold to energy drinks giants Red Bull for the following season. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Jaguars have featured in several James Bond films. In the latest spy thriller "Spectre" a Jaguar C-X75, driven by villain Mr Hinx, hits top speed in a car chase in Rome. TIZIANA FABI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The iconic car company has the royal seal of approval as even Queen Elizabeth II has been known to drive a Jaguar in her time. Ben Stansall/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images