Jaguar and Team Sky co-operation are bounded strongly. To lend a beefy support to Team Sky, British automaker had designed a special car based on the F-Type Coupe. This vehicle will be staged at the Stage 20 of the race.
Detailing the one-off F-Type coupe, it is honed with Team Sky’s famous livery. A separate electric supply in the boot is added to provide power to the radios, amplifiers, microphones, horns and televisions which support communications between Team Sky’s Sports Director and the rider.
Underneath the hoods, it will be 550PS/680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine.
Specially, Jaguar had tailed it with the bike racking solution on the rear which carries two of the team’s Pinarello Bolide TT bikes.
Expressing his views over it, Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal at Team Sky, said:”Jaguar is an iconic British brand that has been an integral partner for Team Sky for over four years. We have already benefited from their high performance credentials and expertise in technological capabilities and engineering innovations, particularly with the recent development of the Pinarello Dogma F8. This F-TYPE concept is a world class vehicle that will help get the best out of the team on the TT stages.”
JLR Global Brand Experience Director, Mark Cameron added: “Jaguar has supplied high performance support vehicles to Team Sky since its first season in 2010. The development of this F-TYPECoupe is the latest example of our shared belief to push the boundaries and provide technologically innovative solutions, both on and off the bike. The visual impact of the F-TYPE Coupe during Stage 20 will also of course bring added attention to Team Sky and our unique partnership.”
Jaguar is supporting the Team Sky since 2010, and is quite eager to continue its support every year. The British engineering leaders supplied Team Sky with a fleet of all-new high performance Jaguar XF Sportbrakes.
Production of the Jaguar F-Type Tour de France edition will not be carried in masses.