Jaguar was the Official Experiential Partner to the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival which was held at the Silverstone this year, the event took place on the 29th – 31st July.
Visitors had the opportunity to see racing Jaguar C-types, D-Types, E Types and Group C prototypes in all their nostalgic glory roaring around the famous Grand Prix circuit. Visitors also had the chance to experience a state of the art F-TYPE being pushed to the limit within the event’s thrill-laden Adrenaline Zone.
The tyre-smoking Art of Performance Tour took passengers out of their comfort zones with the heart-pumping thrills of drifting in an F-TYPE with a professional driver at the wheel. The exciting part was that this totally free mind-boggling experience was recorded on video for exhilarated participants to take home. Jaguar visitors were able to test their skills with remote control scale replica Jaguar F-TYPEs on a mini drifting circuit.
Away from the Adrenaline Zone, a wonderful array of pedigree Jaguars were featured throughout all areas of the ultimate Classic. Between them, the XK and Jaguar Enthusiasts celebrated 50 years of the E-Type 2+2, 30 years of the XJ40, 20 years of the XK8 and several other notable milestones in the marque’s rich history presented special displays and track parades, whilst racing Jaguars were rolling down back the years in many of the Classic’s most prestigious showdowns.
The outright lap record around the Silverstone Classic circuit was held by a 1991 Jaguar XJR14 sports-prototype, set by Nic Minassian in 2013’s spectacular Group C retro races. The French ace averaged close to 123mph around the 3.64-mile layout in the remarkable Ross Brawn-designed record-breaker – a sensational marker that’s yet to be topped.
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