The Jaguar F-TYPE Rally Makes Final Appearance At 2019 Wales Rally
The 2019 Wales Rally spectators witnessed a final display of precision driving from the Jaguar F-TYPE rally car.
The white convertible rally car flew around a course which features tight hairpin turns and a challenging slalom section. The course showcased the vehicles hydraulic handbrake and uprated rally-spec chassis. Junior Welsh Tarmac Rally Champion Jade Paveley wowed the crowd with exceptional driving in the F-TYPE’s final appearance.
“The F-TYPE has always delivered outstanding agility, exploitable performance and a driving experience that is second-to-none. So we had the perfect starting point to develop a rally version which would showcase the responsive dynamics and engaging powertrain which are fundamental to the appeal of this beautiful sports car.”
“It has proven to be a fitting tribute to the legendary Jaguar XK120 rally car ‘NUB 120’ and for it to be driven in public for the last time at Wales Rally GB is the perfect way for the F-TYPE rally car to sign off.”
Vehicle Integration Manager, Jaguar F-Type
“North Wales is my home, so to have the opportunity to drive this amazing F-TYPE rally car at Wales Rally GB means a lot to me. It’s been a real privilege to put it through its paces here in Colwyn Bay on its last official public appearance.”
Junior Welsh Tarmac Rally Champion
The Jaguar F-TYPE rally car driven on the penultimate day of Wales Rally GB, Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship, is one of only two in the world. Built to celebrate 70 years since the introduction of Jaguar’s first sports car - the XK 120 in 1948, the F-TYPE rally cars are an exciting tribute for the brand, paying particular homage to the legendary ‘NUB 120’ – completing three consecutive Alpine Rallies without incurring a single penalty point and winning the RAC and Tulip rallies in the early 1950’s.
The F-TYPE rally models were first put through their paces in November 2018 in South Wales to demonstrate their performance credentials on gravel. Following almost 12 months of appearances at Jaguar events, the special tarmac stage near the sweeping sands of Colwyn Bay, North Wales, was the perfect place for a final official public appearance. Wales Rally GB finished in Llandudno on Sunday 6 October.
The Jaguar F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition model is a similar variant, offering a number of sporting capabilities. The Jaguar F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition is available from £62,720.
Contact Harwoods Jaguar today to find out more and to book a test drive.