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