SOUTH WALES, U.K. – The invitation is last minute and is somewhat vague. The location, the Road Test area of South Wales is known as Walter's Arena, sounds over Land Rover than the Jaguar. It's also five hours, and the only passenger exercise is the offer. But Jagari's action? The color is interesting for me.
First impressions do not disappoint. The entrance to the entrance is NUB 120, ie. The license plate name and all the most famous Jaguar XK120. Built in 1950, it has three consecutive general profits insanely arduous Alpine Rally. Jaguar Dealer (and Olympic skier) Jan Apairard and his wife Pata Lyons, Jigaray founder Sir William Lyons' daughter, this car helped demonstrate the legendary XK engine for power and durability. His original paint and a few combat scars, I can stop here. But his presence is simply justification for what's in the woods a little deeper.
This was a F-type rally car. What is wild as it sounds.
Based on a regular 2.0-liter F-Type Convertible, the project is about the legacy of the lesser known Jaguar and the MY20 updates in the F-Type range. 16-inch wheels, gravel tires, custom fake roof cage and fibers mounted spots are not made of any type of F-Type. That said, that's obviously built more than to sit in a car park plinth.
This was originally as if the Jaguar Land Rover Special Transport Operations Division, the same boys who have produced 7 F-Type and XE SV projects in 8 sessions. But there's something down below Zero Ice Driving branding to support a truck that rings a call.
SVO provided the graphics and items such as the F-Type GT4 carbon fiber cards, but it turned out to be an instructive specialist. Their expertise will turn sports cars into rally cars, which has since become the FIA's ongoing attempts to revitalize the sport's slideshow, back-up traditions. See Toyota GT86 CS-R3 and initiatives such as the R-GT Cup, the latter popular in 911 GT3s, and Porsche's recent Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car.
And then he writes – the crew members are Tuthill Porsche, London and Birmingham, full of revival and race store. They also have Swedish ice driving experience in old Porsches. If you want to race or rally in the old 911, or turn your 997 GT3 into the WRC's protest rally, this is your go-to guys. These are the skills of Jaguar.
I am – many times – told that there are no F-Type competition plans, but everything is built on the FIA standards, of course. Engineer and an eight-speed automatic gearbox are close, and there are more sweeping changes. These are: V6 F-type, wide interior protection, three-way adjustable EXE-TC rally drivers and competing brakes that match small wheels. There is also a hydraulic handbrake, operated by the famous carbon fiber lever and all electronic aids, including stability control and ABS, are disabled.
I was killed on the hand of the soldier Jad Paawlie, the second generation demonstrator who is currently competing at the national level at Subaru Impreza. The rear exercise machine is for its departure, but as with any pro, it looks easy and we are in the test stage and dust and flying gravel cloud.
It's really strange, familiar F-type surrounds, turbocharged four-cylinder stock loud sound and smooth shift of automatic gear, as well as a standard road car. Before the Khrusha protests emerge, it is not until it is too late. But Jade smoothly protects F-Type against torquey power delivery and keeps things neat, tidy and fast. The most impressive is that these luxurious, expensive lines (the singer uses the same manufacturer to suspend his mega money DLS) to feel that we are under chaos.
It's really special, the F-Type sailing over the ruts and the rocks yet does not move, diving or squatting in response to the jade's inputs. Jaguar is a tad hefty challenge equivalent to prepped Porsche – perhaps the real reason that it remains a bit more publicity machine and won & # 39; T to show competitive tires at 1-3.
It's more regrettable. Because there is nothing else, the Jaguar F-Type at the sight of the action is what we should forget in a hurry. All this is a bit fun, perhaps but seriously.