Jaguar unveils one-off Tour de France F-Type


Jaguar Team Sky

Jaguar has created a one-off special edition version of its new F-Type Coupe, which will be used as a support vehicle on an upcoming stage of the Tour de France this weekend.

The model is product of Jaguar's new Special Vehicle Operations division, which has most recently worked on the limited-run Project Seven vehicle, and which handles bespoke requests from the marque's more demanding customers.

This F-Type will be used by Team Sky to support riders on the individual time-trial event that makes up the penultimate stage of the tour. It's based on flagship R Coupe model and features a 542bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 at its heart, but comes with a number of modifications specific to the event.

Jaguar Tour de France F-Type Coupe

Jaguar Tour de France F-Type Coupe

Most notably, the sleek coupe has gained a new roof rack, capable of transporting two bicycles. It is also fitted with a separate electrical supply, which is used to power the radios, amplifiers, televisions and microphones that allow the car's occupants to communicate with the race directors and the outside world.

The new model has also been finished in the Team Sky livery, and will replace the crew's regular Jaguar XF Sportbrake support vehicles for the single stage, where there is less of a requirement for an excessive amount of spares.

Unfortunately, Jaguar has no plans to offer versions of this special edition to customers.

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