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Jaguar F-Type Development Tested by Race Drivers - Web Exclusive

Greg Emmerson
Dec 14, 2012
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With the introduction of the new Jaguar F-Type creeping ever closer, the car reached a special milestone recently when it was driven by three racing drivers - the first people outside Jaguar's own development team to get behind the wheel of the two-seat sports car.

The testers would be ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle, endurance driver and US resident Justin Bell, as well as former touring car and F1 driver Christian Danner from German. All three are currently employed as commentators and TV presenters, so know how to perform in front of a camera - perfect for the accompanying video Jaguar created.

They each got to drive the wonderful-sounding 380hp V6 F-Type at a cold Snetterton circuit in the UK, which would prove especially challenging in the conditions. They then drove the 495hp V8 supercharged version on the local streets around the track.

The day was overseen by Mike Cross, Jaguar's Chief of Engineer Vehicle Integrity. "It's been a fascinating day," said Mike. "The entire F-Type development program has been focused on delivering a connected sports car driving experience. To witness three respected drivers take to the track and to hear their positive comments validates our work."

The camouflaged prototype F-Type S and F-Type V8 S models provided for the test are said to be representative of the production cars from a dynamic and powertrain perspective.

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