JAGUAR’S FASTEST EVER TAXI RIDE OFFER – AROUND THE NURBURGRING!

JAGUAR HEAVEN AT THE GREEN HELL: HAIL AN F-TYPE SVR AND XJR575 RACE TAXI AT THE NÜRBURGRING …

Performance car fans can now hail the ultimate taxi rides around one of the world’s most renowned race circuits. The Jaguar Race Taxi experience gives thrill-seekers a full-throttle hot lap in the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and XJR575, around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit

  • Experience the performance of the 575PS V8 supercharged Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and XJR575 on a passenger lap of the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife
  • Professional drivers take customers around the world’s most famous and most demanding race circuit
  • Adrenaline-seekers receive a video of their Jaguar lap, capturing their reactions to cornering forces of up to 1.2g
  • Book the experience on the day or in advance here

Jaguar Race Taxi passengers will be driven around the world’s most demanding circuit by hand-picked professional drivers, encountering cornering forces of up to 1.2g on the most challenging sections. They can also relive the excitement of their experience around the 20.83km, 73-turns
Green Hell, with an HD video recording of their lap.

A ride in the F-TYPE SVR and XJR575 Race Taxi is a thrilling and truly unforgettable experience for any car enthusiast – or anybody who just enjoys going very fast! Our highly experienced professional drivers are veterans of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, making them uniquely qualified to show customers the true potential of these extraordinary supercharged V8 Jaguars.

The F-TYPE SVR has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations as a 200mph all-weather supercar and is the pinnacle of the F-TYPE range. Powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 575PS and 700Nm and benefiting from an enhanced chassis and driveline and active aerodynamics, the all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR delivers supercar performance – in all conditions – and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds (0-60mph in 3.5 seconds).
The Jaguar XJR575 is the fastest and most powerful XJ ever made in the iconic luxury saloon’s 50-year history. Also powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 developing the same maximum power and torque as the F-TYPE SVR, it can reach 100km/h in just 4.4 seconds (0-60 in 4.2 seconds) before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 300km/h (186mph) while delivering the luxury, refinement and comfort for which the XJ is renowned.

Passenger laps in the two supercharged Jaguars are available until November. The price is €199 per lap in both the F-TYPE SVR and XJR575 and can be booked here.

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200 I-PACES FOR HEATHROW CHAUFFEUR WORK

Passengers flying to and from Heathrow Airport will have access to up to 200 Jaguar I-Pace chauffeur cars starting this summer, thanks to a new deal that’ll create the UK’s largest EV chauffeur fleet.

The deal between Jaguar and travel services company We Know Group will initially put 50 cars to work, with the option to add another 150 in the next 12 months.

Heathrow said the electric fleet would support up to 1000 journeys to and from its terminals per day, reducing the airport’s annual output of nitrogen oxide by eight tonnes.

The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric model. It uses a 90kWh lithium-ion battery that’s capable of up to 298 miles of range per charge, according to the latest WLTP cycle. The average chauffeur-driven car in Britain travels 114 miles per day.

Jaguar Land Rover UK boss Jeremy Hicks said the deal with We Know Group, which has long used Jaguars on its fleet, was an example of customers’ confidence in Jagaur’s first all-electric car.

“What we have created in the Jaguar I-Pace is utterly revolutionary; a desirable, luxurious and state-of-the-art electric vehicle that’s practical for genuine everyday use, including the tough life of an airport luxury chauffeur car,” he said.

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TOP OF THE LINE E-PACE – OUR TEST

Today was a public holiday where we are, as it is in Britain.

So our Road Test Editor and former racer, Tristan Hughes, came face to face and up close to the HSE E-Pace modern classic Jaguar model.

It is brand new, and to be sure, not many of this model will be built.

It is smaller than the F-Pace, built in steel and shadows the F-Type in its sporting aspects – so what did Tristan think of it?

Well, I can tell you he drives his family in a similar sized Nissan Qashqai – so the comparison is direct and interesting!

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F-PACE GETS UPGRADES – SVO SUPERCHARGED V8 INCLUDED

  • Five-star Euro NCAP-rated Jaguar F-PACE gains Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist
  • Touch Pro infotainment with 10-inch touchscreen now fitted as standard to Jaguar’s best-selling car
  • Enhanced cabin quality with optional new slimline sports seats, suedecloth headlining and illuminated treadplates
  • 404kW F-PACE SVR joins the 2019 model year line-up after debut at New York Auto Show
  • High performance SVR completes 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.3 seconds and features bespoke aerodynamic package, uprated brakes, SVR-tuned suspension and slimline sports seats
  • New 2019 model year derivatives available to order shortly

Jaguar has announced a series of improvements to its award-winning F-PACE performance SUV. The best-selling Jaguar delivers interior enhancements, the latest safety technology and additional consumer convenience features.

Joining the suite of driver assistance systems, Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist operates between 0-180km/h and uses the existing Adaptive Cruise Control functionality with Lane Centring to steer the vehicle within its lane as it maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front.

Other features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go that allows the driver to follow a vehicle to a smooth stop and resume from stationary when the driver prompts the system by tapping the accelerator pedal.

The radar-based High-Speed Emergency Braking enables enhanced forward collision detection. The system works between 10-160km/h and is able to detect an imminent collision, alerting the driver and applying the brakes if the driver fails to respond.

Inside the F-PACE, Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment with a 10-inch touchscreen is fitted as standard, while new optional slimline sports seats featuring 14-way adjustment, adjustable bolsters and slimmer seatbacks are available.

The attention to detail continues with the frameless rear view mirror, illuminated metal treadplates with Jaguar script, bright metal pedals, premium carpet mats, suedecloth headlining, chrome seat switches on the 10-way adjustable seats and carbon fibre door finishes.**

For enhanced customer convenience, petrol derivatives of the 2019 model year F-PACE benefit from a larger 82-litre fuel tank (up from 63-litres).

“The F-PACE has been critically acclaimed across the world and our performance SUV has more than 70 international awards to its name. We have updated our best-selling SUV with improved safety technology, additional convenience features and enhanced interior comfort. All of these changes deliver the experience our customers expect from a Jaguar.” Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover

The F-PACE SVR made its debut at the New York International Auto Show and joins the F-PACE line-up for 2019 model year. The SVR features a 404kW, 680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine and is capable of 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 283km/h.

Engineered by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the SVR features bespoke suspension, aerodynamic enhancements and new lightweight 21 and 22-inch alloy wheels to accommodate the uprated brakes. A Variable Valve Active Exhaust system ensures the supercharged V8 engine delivers a soundtrack to match its performance. Inside, the F-PACE SVR gets slimline sports seats featuring the SVR logo while the Sport Shift Selector underlines the SUV’s sports car character.

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E-PACE TOP OF THE RANGE – OUR NEWEST TEST CAR

The E-Pace promises to be the biggest seller in the Jaguar range, as well as the most affordable.  That is no detraction, and having driven the various models at the press launch, we are now very excited to have the top-of-the-range HSE R-Dynamic P300 on extended loan for our next edition!

With its nine-speed gearbox and plenty of poke from the turboed two litre engine, this new SUV Jaguar drips with luxury while looking outstanding on its 20″ alloy wheels

We have some big plans for our testing and pure enjoyment.

There is much to look forward to and report back on in a major edition #193 feature.

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