The new Jaguar F-TYPE has been put to the test at UK’s Snetterton 300 circuit and on surrounding Norfolk roads. It was the F-TYPE’s first dynamic challenge outside of Jaguar’s internal development program, with three world-renowned drivers namely Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell getting a chance to put the 279kW V6 and 364kW V8 prototype models to the test.
New ?Jaguar F-TYPE makes dynamic development milestoneThe three drivers, who are resident in the UK, Germany and the US, were able to experience the performance of the new Jaguar F-TYPE in full while Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar, witnessed their efforts.
“It’s been a fascinating day,” said Mike. “The entire F-TYPE development programme has, from a vehicle development perspective, 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 validate our work has been great.
”??The camouflaged F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S used in the test were fully representative of production intent in terms of dynamics and powertrain features. The 279kW F-TYPE S accelerates to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 275km/h. The 364kW F-TYPE V8 S on the other hand accelerates to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 300km/h. Both models feature all-aluminium construction, Adaptive Dynamics suspension and an Active Exhaust system.