Jaguar has given its support to team sky by designing, engineering and building a bespoke F-TYPE Coupé high performance support vehicle for the team to use during Stage 20 of the race.
Development of this bespoke support vehicle follows the successful launch of the Jaguar F-Type R Coupé – which is the most capable, performance-focused production car Jaguar has ever built. The bespoke F-TYPE Coupé support vehicle will be supplied with the same 550PS/680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine.
The Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team were briefed specifically to develop one vehicle for Team Sky, and this exciting version of the F-TYPE sports car is now set to support some of the Team Sky riders on Saturday 26th July during the time trial (TT).
Bespoke features on the support vehicle include new racking solution, which carries two of the team’s Pinarello Bolide TT bikes. The vehicle exterior is finished in Team Sky’s famous livery, with colourways and other Team Sky graphic design features also present inside the car. Further specifications include a separate electric supply in the boot which provides power to the radios, amplifiers, microphones, horns and televisions which support communications between Team Sky’s Sports Director and the rider.
Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal at Team Sky, said:
“Jaguar is an iconic British brand that has been an integral partner for Team Sky for over four years. We have already benefited from their high performance credentials and expertise in technological capabilities and engineering innovations, particularly with the recent development of the Pinarello Dogma F8. This F-TYPE concept is a world class vehicle that will help get the best out of the team on the TT stages.”