Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle

H Jaguar κατά τη διάρκεια του Coventry MotoFest στις 29 του μηνός, θα παρουσιάσει το F-Type R Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle, ένα από τα υποστηρικτικά αυτοκίνητα του Bloodhound SSC, του αυτοκίνητου-πύραυλου που θέλει να σπάσει το ρεκόρ ταχύτητας.

Η συγκεκριμένη F-Type R είναι δημιουργία του SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) τμήματος και έχει ντυθεί στα χρώματα του Bloodhound SSC. Μηχανικά δεν έχει καμία αλλαγή, με τον V8 κομπρεσοράτο κινητήρα να παράγει 550 άλογα.

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Jaguar To Debut Bloodhound F-TYPE Rapid Response Vehicle At Coventry MotoFest

  • World debut of Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) at Coventry MotoFest (30/31 May)
  • Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 550 PS sports car  will support Bloodhound SSC World Land Speed Record attempt
  • Jaguar will be at the heart of Bloodhound SSC providing its 5.0-litre 550PS supercharged V8 engine to provide hydraulic services to the car and drive the rocket’s oxidiser pump
  • Jaguar also previewing Goodwood Festival of Speed activity at MotoFest with a host of iconic heritage cars

(Whitley, Coventry – 20 May 2015). Jaguar will unveil the F-TYPE R AWD Bloodhound SSC RRV at Coventry MotoFest – one of the cars that will support the Bloodhound world land speed record attempt.

The Bloodhound F-TYPE R is the latest project of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations and is wrapped in a bespoke livery created by Jaguar Design incorporating the Bloodhound SSC colours.

This year’s MotoFest promises to be bigger than ever with a range of attractions and gigs. The organisers close off the Coventry ring road to public traffic in order to host a number of motorsport activities and the Bloodhound F-TYPE will be taking part in laps on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31. Jaguar will also be previewing its activities at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed – the theme of which this year is ‘Flat Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge’ – by bringing along some of the most iconic cars from its rich heritage.

As Technical Partner of Bloodhound SSC, Jaguar is supplying engines, engineering expertise and a number of support vehicles for the attempt to break the world land speed record. The F-TYPE R AWD has already fulfilled a critical role in the development of the Bloodhound SSC with a communications test back in November 2014.

Fitted with the same radio equipment as the rocket powered Bloodhound SSC, the F-TYPE was driven head-to-head at top speed with a similarly equipped jet flown at 500 knots and just 20 feet above the ground. The combined closing speed of almost 700mph enabled the successful test of the system that will allow communications between the ground crew and Andy Green in Bloodhound SSC.

Joining the Bloodhound F-TYPE at MotoFest will be a star line-up of Jaguar heritage vehicles, including the 1953 C-type that was the first Jaguar to win the gruelling Le Mans 24 hour endurance race and made history when it became the first car to average 100mph over the course of the event.

Other attractions include a 1956 D-type Long Nose and the stunning 1966 XJ13 – the only one of its kind in existence. A 1974 Group 44 E-type, a 1976 Broadspeed XJ12 Coupé and the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 will also see action over the weekend, while a 1938 SS 100 will be on static display to visitors.

The Coventry MotoFest runs from Friday 29 May to Sunday 31 May.
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