Jaguar unveils GT4-specification F-Type

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Jaguar has unveiled a GT4-specification version of its F-Type coupe. Set to compete in the 2018 British GT Championship season, the all-new Jaguar competition car will be fielded by an all-new team; Invictus Games Racing.

The new team has been created to help promote the Invictus Games, an international sporting event held for wounded, injured, and sick (WIS) servicemen and women. The team and the F-Type GT4 were conceived and funded by James Holder, one of the founders of clothing company Superdry. The team is scheduled to field four WIS vets from the British Armed Forces—Ben Norfolk, Basil Rawlinson,Steve McCulley and Paul Vice—in its two cars. The team will also employ two professional racers, Jason Wolfe and Matthew George, to act as mentors.

The competition car was built by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) and is based on the F-Type SVR road car and will most likely run a restricted version of the roadcar’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8 as well as lose its AWD system.

Jaguar has reportedly stated that it has no intentions on making the F-Type GT4 a widely available competition car, unless interested parties contact SVO directly. The car and the Invictus team, will make their competition debuts at the British GT season opener; Oulton Park, March 31st.

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