Brian Joss – Performance car fans can now hail the ultimate taxi ride around one of the world’s most renowned race circuits.
The Jaguar Race Taxi experience gives thrill-seekers a full-throttle hot lap in the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and XJR575, around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.
Jaguar Race Taxi passengers will be driven around the world’s most demanding circuit by hand-picked professional drivers, encountering cornering forces of up to 1.2g on the most challenging sections. They can also relive the excitement of their experience around the 20.83km, 73-turn ‘Green Hell’, with an HD video recording of their lap.
Phil Talboys, European Engineering Operations Manager, Jaguar Land Rover said: “A ride in the F-TYPE SVR and XJR575 Race Taxi is a thrilling and truly unforgettable experience for any car enthusiast – or anybody who just enjoys going very fast! Our highly experienced professional drivers are veterans of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, making them uniquely qualified to show customers the true potential of these extraordinary supercharged V8 Jaguars.”
The F-TYPE SVR has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations as a 322km/h all-weather supercar and is the pinnacle of the F-TYPE range. Powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 575 horsepower (423kW) and 700Nm and benefiting from an enhanced chassis and driveline and active aerodynamics, the all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR delivers supercar performance – in all conditions – and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds.
The Jaguar XJR575 is the fastest and most powerful XJ ever made in the iconic luxury sedan’s 50-year history. Also powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 developing the same maximum power and torque as the F-TYPE SVR, it can reach 100km/h in just 4.4 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 300km/h while delivering the luxury, refinement and comfort for which the XJ is renowned.
Passenger laps in the two supercharged Jaguars are available until November. The price is €199 (about R3 000) a lap in the F-TYPE SVR and XJR575.
CAPTION: Supercharged taxis: the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and XJR575. Picture: Motorpress