NEW F-PACE SVR AND DEFENDER V8 HEADLINE JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

5 July 2021

The latest Jaguar Land Rover models, representing the pinnacle of luxury, technology and performance, will be appearing both on display and participating in the famous hillclimb event at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

  • The newly refreshed F-PACE SVR, E-PACE PHEV and XF Sportbrake appear in the First Glance category, with F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition in the Supercar Run
  • Highly anticipated public debut of the Jaguar Vision GT SV, Jaguar’s ultimate virtual endurance racer created for the globally-renowned Gran Turismo series
  • The Land Rover Defender V8 appears in First Glance hillclimb, alongside a static display of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate
  • World-record holding stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on a thrilling, close-quarters, high-speed show ‘up the hill’ with a closely choreographed run in XE, F-PACE and F-TYPE
  • Customers will be able to pre-book live drive experiences with new Covid safe contactless initiative in Jaguar F-TYPE and Land Rover Defender vehicles on the Jaguar Land Rover stand
  • The Jaguar Land Rover stand plays host to live Wimbledon screenings (of which Jaguar is an official partner), static model displays as well as radio-controlled Land Rovers for children

Whitley, 5th July 2021. The latest Jaguar Land Rover models, representing the pinnacle of luxury, technology and performance, will be appearing both on display and participating in the famous hillclimb event at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. As well as a number of models appearing in the ‘First Glance’ and ‘Supercar’ batches, world-record holding stunt driver Terry Grant will also be putting on a daily high-speed, precision driving display ‘up the hill’ in Jaguar XE, F-PACE and F-TYPEs.

Recently subject to a significant update, the new F-PACE SVR, E-PACE PHEV and XF Sportbrake will each be appearing in the event’s First Glance category, offering one of the first opportunities for the public to see these cars in motion. Sleek new designs, advanced new technologies and the introduction of new electrified engines mark out these cars from their predecessors.

The Jaguar Vision GT SV will make its public debut, representing Jaguar’s ultimate virtual endurance racer. The Jaguar Design, SV and Jaguar Racing teams used detailed analysis of Gran Turismo gamer feedback from online videos and forums along with many hours ‘behind the wheel’ to determine exactly how to optimise the Vision GT SV concept to create the ultimate electric gaming endurance race car - one capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in just 1.65 seconds, on the way to a maximum speed of 255mph.

Joining the Jaguars in the First Glance category is the Defender V8, which builds on class-leading capability by delivering new levels of performance and driver engagement to the Defender, with a 525hp 5.0-litre V8 engine. Also appearing in the First Glance paddock is the Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate, showcasing the precision craftsmanship and near-limitless personalisation available in the SV Bespoke division. It’s finished in a combination of newly formulated satin-finished Orchard Green paintwork complemented by a Narvik Black roof and copper detailing.

The SV Bespoke team’s attention to detail extends to the Gloss Black knurled infill and copper-edged metal Range Rover badging on the bonnet and tailgate.

Taking part in the Supercar Run over the course of the weekend is the Jaguar F-TYPE 60 Heritage Edition, paying homage to the E-type during its 60th anniversary year. A specially curated commemorative specification includes solid Sherwood Green paintwork, an original E-type colour that hasn’t been offered on a new Jaguar since the 1960s, and unique duo-tone leather interior which isn’t normally available on F-TYPE. Only 60 will ever be built, with power from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8, producing 575PS.

F-TYPE will be appearing on the hill alongside other Jaguar models as part of stunt driver Terry Grant’s latest showstopping display. Having famously completed a barrel roll and a loop-the-loop in a Jaguar, and holding the world-record for the fastest car on two wheels ‘up the hill’, Terry will be driving up the hill in a thrilling close-quarters high-speed display, with F-TYPE, XE and F-PACE just inches away from each other.

Away from the action on the hill, visitors can also stop in at the Jaguar Land Rover stand, where the latest models will be on display in addition to pre-booked live drive experiences. Visitors to the stand will be offered a passenger ride in the thrilling F-TYPE drift experience or an off-road adventure in the new Defender on the challenging course around the stand.

This year, queues will be the thing of the past, as visitors will be able to pre-book their experience slot by simply tapping their smartphone on a contactless tag located around the show stand and can return later for their pre-booked experience.

Guests can also enjoy live tennis matches from the Wimbledon Championship, of which Jaguar is an official partner, and live appearances from the likes of tennis player, Kyle Edmund, who will take part in the hillclimb on Saturday in a Jaguar F-TYPE.

We cannot wait to finally meet customers, enthusiast and fans in person again this year at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The festival is one of the absolute annual highlights in our calendar and this year we get to showcase an entire line-up of exciting new and refreshed vehicles. As always, we aim to provide our customers with a special, but safe experience when they join us on the stand, and are therefore thrilled to offer live drive experiences, allowing guests to experience our two iconic British brands dynamically.

Rawdon Glover
Jaguar Land Rover UK MD

Further information

For more information visit www.uk.media.jaguarlandrover.com or contact:

Tracey Tompsett
Public Relations Manager, Jaguar UK
M: 07469 032064
E: ttompset@jaguarlandrover.com 

Kim Palmer
Public Relations Manager, Land Rover UK
M: 07795 666 169
E: kpalmer@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

About Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands. Land Rover is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles. Jaguar is one of the world’s premier luxury marques, as well as being the first ever brand to offer a premium all-electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE.

At Jaguar Land Rover we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, providing experiences people love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe and in 2019 we sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary, and Changshu, China.

We have a growing portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles, as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines, giving our customers even more choice.

We are confident that our comprehensive strategy, exciting pipeline of market-leading vehicles and innovative approach to technology and mobility will see us continue to progress towards Destination Zero, our mission to shape future mobility with zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.