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Jaguar Duo

The Jaguar Duo (or combo) is a prototype of much speculation.  It is either the design mock-up for the Jaguar 2, or more likely, the design for the combination Jaguar Mk.1 with CD drive built-in.  It was first seen by developers and other Atari business partners in 1995, and was even shown in an Atari Jaguar advertisement feature in the "Edge" magazine that same year.

Sam Tramiel showing the Jaguar Duo prototype at CES

Update: April 2004 - Drawings have been uncovered of the Jaguar Duo which give a more detailed picture of the proposed all-in-one unit and how the CD cover mechanics were designed.  Click the image below for more pictures.

Update: December 2003 - We can now reveal better images of the prototype chassis, which was caste in either high-impact foam or a proposed finished material.  We would like to thank Bruce Eng for these images.  The Jaguar range was designed by Ira Velinsky. Click the image below for more pictures.

It would make sense that engineers at Atari would further evolve the original Jaguar design to incorporate the CD drive, and this would also reduce the manufacturing costs, as Atari were producing two separate hardware units in the Jaguar Mk.1 and CD Player unit.

Unfortunately, this advanced design would not be utilised, as Atari phased out the Jaguar in 1996 and its place in the video games market.

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