Jaguar is celebrating its victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans… a little late

Jaguar is celebrating its victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans… a little late


Jaguar is celebrating its victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a special series launch on the F-Pace… 34 years later.

Jaguar, in dire straits, recently announced that it is suspending its product program and will not launch any new products for the next three years, to focus on the development of its future electric models. But in order to stay alive and put money back into the coffers, you have to stay alive, especially with a small streak. And what could be better than celebrating a victory at a circuit, such as the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans event? So the cat began to design a special streak… more than 30 years after winning the race!

In 1988 XJR-9 color

An amazing idea for the anniversary, as we are more used to small series with more traditional hats: the 15-year series for Dacia and the 100th anniversary of Mazda in 2020, the “50 years” editions at BMW Motorsport and the Volkswagen Golf R “20 Years” more. soon… Here, Jaguar seems to be very interested in this Le Mans victory, even if it means releasing it in a large SUV 34 years after the victory. What? wouldn’t the F-Type be a better candidate?

The F-Pace passed through SV Bespoke’s customization department for this 1988 Edition receives Special Midnight Amethyst exterior paint, complemented by Champagne Gold alloy wheels and Sunset Gold accents, especially for the front fender badge or the Jaguar logo placed on the tailgate. These colors are reminiscent of the 1988 Le Mans victory XJR-9. On board, the same theme is offset by touches of satin gold on the spokes and paddles of the steering wheel, the dashboard insert and the front seats in semi-aniline leather. black.

Less than 400 copies ordered

The special edition is based only on the F-Pace SVR, which has a 5.0 V8 and 550 hp. This block reaches 286 km / h, and does 0 to 100 km / h in 4 seconds. The F-Pace SVR version of 1988 will be controlled Only 394 units, the exact number of laps completed by the winning Jaguar in 1988. For France, only 10 copies are planned. The future collector, who will have to agree to pay at least €138,200, excluding penalties.

Image: Jaguar.

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