The Jaguar F-Pace is a surprisingly agile and nimble SUV, as we found out during our escapade in Montenegro. For this year’s Goodwood Hillclimb event, the British carmaker has decided to push the big cat’s capabilities further, by having it complete the route on just two wheels.
To accomplish the feat, Jaguar teamed up again with stunt driver Terry Grant, whose previous outing in the F-Pace involved setting a new Guinness World Record for the biggest loop-the-loop. This time, he’s not alone because professional freestyle motorbike stunt rider Lee Bowers will join him to upset the insurance agents further.
While it may look easy, even for an expert like Grant, the two-wheeled drive required hours of planning. Final preparations were completed at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire just days ahead of the live event.
“When Jaguar gave me the opportunity to reunite with the F-Pace used to break the world’s largest loop record, I couldn’t say no. Its light, stiff aluminium body and precise controls make it the perfect wheelie vehicle, and it was great to have Lee Bowers along for company – even if he did climb out halfway through our run!” said Grant.
The F-Pace is Jaguar’s first-ever SUV, and uses the same aluminium-intensive architecture employed by its XE and XF sedan siblings. Engine options include diesel units from Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Ingenium modular engine family, and petrol powerplants. The Jaguar F-Pace is expected to arrive in Malaysia in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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