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F-PACE SVR and Defender V8 headline Jaguar Land Rover’s Goodwood Festival of Speed

By Lisa Curtiss  |  July 6, 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 hill climb 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 new Jaguar F-PACE SVR
The new Jaguar F-PACE SVR

The Jaguar Vision GT SV concept 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 SV Autobiography 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.

The Land Rover Defender V8
The Land Rover Defender V8

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 show stopping 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.

The Land Rover Defender V8
The Land Rover Defender V8

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 hill climb on Saturday in a Jaguar F-TYPE.

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