Even of Team Sky does not win this year’s Tour de France, they will still have something to brag about – one kick ass support vehicle in the form of a special edition Jaguar F-Type.
The once-off F-Type coupe has been specially designed for Team Sky and will act as the team’s official support vehicle during the penultimate stage of the grueling Tour de France cycling race.
The car was designed and built by Jaguar Land Rover’s all new Special Vehicle Operations division, and will without a doubt blow the socks (wheels?) off any other support vehicle in the race.
The car, which is based on the F-Type R Coupe, produces a powerful 542 horsepower from a 5.0 liter, supercharged, V8 engine.
Special modifications had to be made to the car of course, you know, to make it more Tour de France worthy. This includes a roof rack with space for two extra bicycles in case something happens to the one’s Team Sky are riding. The car also features a nifty, Team Sky paint job for everyone to see. We sure know who Team Jaguar supports.
Furthermore, the F-Type also has a separate electric supply, situated in the car’s boot, which powers a whole lot of equipment – essential for communication between the riders and officials.
Amplifiers, radios, microphones, horns and televisions will all be powered by said electric supply in order for team officials in the car to communicate with directors and Tour de France officials.
Very snazzy indeed, Jaguar. We might be rooting for Team Sky now!
Check out Team Sky’s video of the car below: