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Jaguar F-Type V8 S Historic Attempt in Belgium

Andy Wallace recreates Jag history in 180mph sprint

Ezekiel Wheeler
Mar 4, 2013
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Sixty years after Jaguar's legendary test driver Norman Dewis achieved a world record average flying mile speed of 172.4mph in a modified XK 120*. Jaguar returned to Jabbeke, Belgium on Saturday 2 March for another sprint test, this time with a new Jaguar F-TYPE V8 S and 1988 Le Mans 24 hour race-winning driver Andy Wallace. With just two miles available to Wallace to explore the F-TYPE's straight-line speed from a standing start, and bring it to a stop again, the car hit almost 180mph and achieved 0-62mph in an impressive 4.2 seconds.

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The celebratory event marked the beginning of an epic drive event in which classic Jaguar XK 120, C-type, D-type and E-type sports cars joined the new 495 PS F-TYPE in a 'Jaguar Bloodline' sports car convoy en route to Geneva, Switzerland, prior to this year's 2013 Salon d'Auto, where the new F-TYPE takes pride of place on the Jaguar stand.

CLICK HERE to see the Andy Wallace F-Type sprint video.

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