Another trophy has been added to José Mourinho’s collection with help from a Jaguar XF, two schoolchildren, some cardboard and a little gold paint.
Mourinho targeted fellow Jaguar ambassador and world number one Andy Murray on the eve of his Wimbledon title defence.
The heist was part of a short film celebrating the launch of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake. It also kicked of a special Jaguar trophy tour.
The trophy, belonging to Andy Murray will be on tour until the 2nd July. Its aim is to inspire the next generation of grass roots tennis talent. The tour will end at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (29 June – 2 July) where the trophy and car will be on public display.
Jaguar’s film shows the tour coming to a halt at a London school when Mourinho steals the famous gilt cup. Armed with a cunning plan and some craft supplies, Mourinho and his two young accomplices attempt to steal Murray’s trophy as the reigning champion tries to keep track of his prized cup using the premium estate’s InControl Remote app. This advanced technology and connectivity allows customers to monitor the location of their vehicle using a smartphone. Owners can lock or unlock the doors, check the fuel level and even set the cabin temperature remotely.
Andy Murray said: “Apparently, I’m the first winner in the history of Wimbledon to give up their replica trophy like this. It was hard to part with it but it’s for a great cause and I know it’s in safe hands in the XF Sportbrake, especially with its special safety features and technology so I can keep track of it.”
The new Sportbrake is the latest addition to the award-winning XF line, with the saloon variant celebrating its tenth year of production and delivering a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies to provide traditional Jaguar grace, space and pace.
The XF Sportbrake was introduced by Andy Murray on a replica Wimbledon centre court in London earlier this month and is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich plant alongside the XE, XJ and F-TYPE model lines.
UK Customers can configure their XF Sportrbake at www.jaguar.co.uk priced from £34,910 OTR.