Jaguar will debut four cars at this year’s Festival of Speed including the world premier of the brand new XJ.
The new XF will make its UK debut on the Jaguar Land Rover stand while Jaguar’s technical partnership with the Bloodhound SSC project will be showcased with both the XJR and F-Type R Coupe versions of the Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle, which will both take on the hillclimb.
JLR Special Operations’ latest effort, the F-Type Project 7, will make its first appearance in production form on the hillclimb.
Visitors to the Jaguar Land Rover stand will be able to try out the new Bloodhound SSC driving experience and take part in a live track experience of F-TYPE, accompanied by a pro driver.
The XJR RRV is the latest creation of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division and follows hot-on-the-heels of the Bloodhound SSC F-TYPE R Coupé RRV.
The RRVs will be used by the Bloodhound team throughout the high speed tests and World Land Speed Record attempts. The XJRs have been modified to carry customised equipment, supplied by British bespoke emergency equipment manufacturer Angloco. Jaguar Land Rover SVO engineers removed the rear seats of the XJR and fitted a roll-cage and specially-made housings to accommodate the support equipment.
Wing Commander Andy Green OBE – Driver of the Bloodhound SSC car will be doing a Q&A session on the JLR stand with Sky Sports presenter Nathalie Pinkham at 14:00 – 14:30 on Saturday and 11:00 – 11:30 on Sunday.