GOODWOOD BOUND: Jaguar will show a Rapid Response version of its F-Type Coupe R at the 2015 Goodwood festival of Speed. Image:Newspress
COVENTRY, England - The best time to show a raft of new models? Summertime, when there's a huge crowd at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, will give Jaguar a perfect opportunity to debut four cars.
The world premiere of the recently announced enhanced Jaguar XJ range on the Jaguar stand will be marked by the debut appearance of a very special version of British marque’s flagship luxury car, the Jaguar XJR Rapid Response Vehicle for the Bloodhound SSC record bid in South Africa.
RAPID RESPONSE VEHICLES
Jaguar, technical partner of the Bloodhound Project, will show how both the XJR and F-Type R Coupé versions of Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicles take on the Goodwood Hill in spectacular style. On the morning of June 27 2015 the XJR RRV will be driven by Bloodhound pilot Andy Green.
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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 professional driver.
On the stand, Jaguar will present a number of firsts including the international debut of the enhanced XJ luxury car and the UK debut of the all-new XF executive saloon.
The Jaguar RRVs will be joined on the Goodwood Hill by the first production version of the new F-TYPE Project 7, the new 250kW, 3.0-litre Jaguar XE S.
SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS
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.
XJR RRV: Jaguar's biggest sedan, the XJR, received the Rapid Response Vehicle treatment for
the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Image: Newspress