Jaguar’s first ever family sports car has thrown down the gauntlet to gravity itself – by performing a record-breaking 360 degree loop, one day ahead of its global motor show unveiling in Frankfurt.
Sports Car Tech
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE, the world’s most down-to-earth sports car, was driven with daring accuracy by professional British stunt driver Terry Grant. The F-PACE sped through the specially built structure, using its sports car derived tech and safety features to complete the record loop and officially signal the opening of order books internationally.
Ian Callum, Director of Design for Jaguar said: “The Jaguar F-PACE is an SUV with the soul of a sports car. When we created this car we thought differently; we took a Jaguar sports car and made it family friendly. The F-PACE exudes performance yet you can fit five people and all their belongings in it. This is a car for people who love driving, who love design and who love technology – this is the ultimate practical sports car.”
Pro Driver Terry Grant undertook two months of intense physical and dietary training to ensure his body was prepared for the 6.5 G-Force, which is greater than the forces experienced by space shuttle pilots. He said: “Driving the world’s largest loop tonight was a very proud moment in my career. The F-PACE’s supreme performance credentials and rigid lightweight structure gave me complete confidence that I had the strength and driving agility needed. I am delighted to bring the Guinness World Record back to the UK and help Jaguar run rings around their competitors ahead of the motor show tomorrow.”
On Sale 2016
The all-new F-PACE is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s UK Solihull Plant alongside the Jaguar XE sports saloon. Pricing starts from £34,170, but you’ll have to wait until Spring/Summer 2016 until you can get your hands on one.