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Jaguar News: Jaguar Unleashes An F-Type Rally Car


William Maley

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It would be safe to assume that not many people thought the Jaguar F-Type could make for a rally car. But the British automaker decided to give a shot.

Jaguar built two F-Type rally car prototypes to honor the 70th anniversary of the Jaguar XK 120, a sports car that won a number of rallies in its time. They are much more than a convertible with extra lights and off-road tires. Jaguar installed a set of hand-built competition suspension components that can take the abuse of a rally stage; limited-slip differential, hydraulic handbrake, larger brakes, and an FIA-certified roll cage. One area Jaguar hasn't messed with is the engine. Both vehicles use the base turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 296 horsepower.

Jaguar is planning to bring both of the models out to various events in the coming months. 

Gallery: Jaguar F-Type Rally Car

 


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3 hours ago, dfelt said:

Cool that they did it, but Meh as far as interest goes from me. I see plenty of cars like this around washington from various vendors.

More my thing...as I am much more into European cars.

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6 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Not from the factory.

True, not from the OEM, that part is cool.

Road rally is a big deal around here, amazing how big with Porsche and Miata owners.

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