Jaguar to Unveil New F-TYPE Design Study at Goodwood
Jaguar is set to reveal a new design study based on the F-TYPE at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (11-14 July 2013). The vehicle will be unleashed on the Goodwood Hill with the company’s Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross behind the wheel.
In addition to entering some of the brand’s most important heritage vehicles for the Goodwood Hill climb, the company will also debut three new “R” vehicles − with a combined power output of 1650 PS − to the UK public.
Jaguar XFR-S, XJR and XKR-S GT
The brand new Jaguar XJR, powered by a supercharged, 550 PS, 5.0-litre V8 engine, will make its dynamic debut during the event while the limited-edition Jaguar XKR-S GT, which Jaguar claims is the most track-focused road-going car it has ever produced, will also be seen in action for the first time in the UK. The Jaguar XFR-S saloon, which made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood press preview event in March, will make it first public appearance during the Festival.
Jaguar’s selection of heritage cars will include the Jaguar XK 120, which was once driven for seven days and seven nights at an average speed of more than 100mph in 1952 to set a new speed and endurance record with, amongst others, Sir Stirling Moss behind the wheel. A Jaguar D-type (Chassis No.1 – a development and Le Mans reserve car) will also be on the Hill throughout the weekend, as will the Group C Jaguar XJR-9 which won Le Mans in 1988 in the hands of Andy Wallace, Jan Lammers and Johnny Dumfries. Wallace will once again pilot XJR-9 at Goodwood. The only Jaguar XJ13 in existence – a 5.0-litre V12 racer developed for Le Mans but never raced − will also take to the Goodwood Hill.
In addition, a new art installation, inspired by Jaguar design, created by Royal College of Art students and unveiled during the recent Clerkenwell Design Week in London, will also be on display for the duration of the Festival.