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Week in pictures: Prince Harry’s catlike reflexes

  • A Jaguar fit for a prince

    As BBC News reported, Prince Harry became acquainted with the Jaguar F-Type Coupe at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The vehicle on hand was a pre-production prototype of the R, the Coupe’s most powerful specification, mustering 542 horsepower. The prince was at the circuit with one of his charity groups, the Endeavour Fund, which aids injured servicemen and women in their rehabilitation. Jaguar is scheduled to begin shipping the F-Type Coupe to showrooms worldwide in coming months. (Photo: Jaguar Land Rover, via Newspress)

    An earlier version of this story identified Prince Harry by his given but less common name, Prince Henry. It has been changed.

  • Enzo Ferrari Museum reopens with new installation

    The institution, inaugurated in March 2012 under a dramatically vented yellow aluminium roof resembling a sports car’s hood, reopened after an extensive re-installation at its main exhibit hall. Located in Modena, Italy, next to the combined house-workshop in which the Ferrari founder was born in 1898, the main hall will now focus on an immersive multimedia projection documenting the Ferrari founder’s life and contribution to motoring. The museum’s curators note that 18 projectors are used to create the immersion experience. (Photo: Newspress)

  • In New York, streets as slopes

    Capitalising on a snowy stretch of weather, New York-based filmmaker Casey Neistat took to the city’s streets wielding a snowboard, a water-skiing rope and a Jeep Wrangler. Neistat is known for taking oblique approaches to his commercial work, whether documenting a rambling European road trip for a Mercedes-Benz CLA spot or spending his shoot budget, ostensibly to promote a film for 20th Century Fox, on hurricane relief in the Philippines. But his most viral videos tend towards less ambitious stunts, such as the New York snowboarding piece – typically of questionable legality. (Photo: Casey Neistat, via YouTube)

  • A high-performance Golf… hybrid?

    Volkswagen previewed the Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid engineered for speed as well as efficiency, ahead of its formal global debut on 3 March at the 2014 Geneva motor show. The GTE combines a turbocharged 148-horsepower 2-litre gasoline engine with a 101hp electric motor, for a combined system output of 201hp. With a maximum purely electric driving range of 31 miles, the hybrid sprints from zero to 62mph in 7.6 seconds and can travel at speeds up to 81mph under purely electric power, Volkswagen claims. The brand has yet to announce pricing or regional availability for the GTE. (Photo: Volkswagen of America)

  • London’s £400,000 parking space

    London-based estate agents Hobart Slater have listed a parking spot adjacent to Royal Albert Hall, which can accommodate two vehicles, for £400,000 (roughly $665,000). As the Telegraph noted, the price is 2.5 times higher than the average sale price for homes in the UK. An agent contacted by the newspaper said there had been “plenty of interest in the space”. (Photo: Craig Roberts/Getty Images)