Jaguar F-Type rally car makes final appearance

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Jaguar’s F-Type rally car has been driven for the final time. The car, which was driven on the penultimate day of the 2019 Wales Rally GB, is one of only two in the world. The white convertible was driven around the course by Jade Paveley, the Junior Welsh Tarmac Rally champion.

“The F-Type has always delivered outstanding agility, exploitable performance and a driving experience that is second-to-none,” noted Jaguar vehicle integration manager, Tanmay Dube. “So we had the perfect starting point to develop a rally version that would showcase the responsive dynamics and engaging powertrain that are fundamental to the appeal of this beautiful sports car.

The rally cars were built to celebrate 70 years since the introduction of Jaguar’s first sports car – the XK 120 in 1948. The models pay homage to Jaguar’s NUB 120, which completed three consecutive Alpine Rallies without incurring a single penalty point.

Paveley added: “North Wales is my home, so to have the opportunity to drive this F-Type rally car means a lot to me. It’s been a real privilege to put it through its paces here in Colwyn Bay on its last official public appearance.”

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