A special one-off Jaguar F-Type support vehicle has been created for this year’s Tour de France.
This unique Jaguar F-Type was created specifically for stage 20 of this year’s Tour de France. Being an individual time trial stage, where riders set off one-by-one to attack a 55km course, this modified coupe is capable of carrying all the necessary spare parts and support equipment.
For other stages in this year’s Tour, Team Sky will be using Jaguar XF wagons instead.
The one-stage-only F-Type features a specially developed rack that can carry two bikes that replaces the regular rear windscreen and also features mounting points on the roof.
Other mods include a special battery in the boot that powers horns, as well as the two-way radios, amplifiers and televisions that allow the racing team’s sports director to communicate with the rider.
Aside from the two bikes riding atop it, this bespoke F-Type coupe is distinguished by a black and teal paint job, and prominent Team Sky logos.
Likewise the interior is primarily black, but is finished off with teal-coloured leather seats, trim and stitching.
This one-off model was developed by the newly created Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations unit, which is not only responsible for bespoke customisations but also high performance models, such as the upcoming 404kW Range Rover SVR.
Based on the F-Type R, the specially built support vehicle has 405kW of power and 680Nm of torque on tap from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine.