Custom Jaguar F-Type Will Make Sure Bloodhound SSC Shatters the World Land Speed Record

Breaking speed records is no child game, but we don't have to tell this to Andy Green, the one who will attempt to break a record he set in October 1997. But a helping hand is always welcome, the reason why Jaguar created the F-Type R AWD Bloodhound SSC RRV.
Jagur F-Type Bloodhound RRV 1 photo
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It sounds a lot more pompous than it is (RRV stands for 'rapid response vehicle') but the custom-built Jag F-Type knows its horsepower. The leaping cat blessed the coupé with 550 HP coming from a 5.0-litre V8 engine. Moreover, it was designed by Jaguar Land Rover’s SVO department and features a one-off livery created by Jaguar Design in the Bloodhound SSC's colors.

Why are we telling you this? Well, Jaguar is a technical partner of Bloodhound SSC, which means they supply engines, know-how and a series of support vehicles for the attempt to break the world land speed record.

The industrious F-Type is fitted with the same radio equipment as the rocket-powered Bloodhound SSC, and to prove its worth, Jaguar engineers drove it head-to-head at top speed with an equally equipped jet flown at 500 knots (926 km/h or 575 mph) at just 20 ft (6 metres) above the ground.

Also, the F-Type will provide hydraulic services to the car and drive the rocket's oxidiser pump. The car will be unveiled during the Coventry MotoFest (taking place on 30-31 May) but petrolheads will also be able to admire some classic models from Jaguar.

And by classic models we mean the 1953 C-Type, the 1956 D-Type Long Nose and the stunning 1966 XJ13. Enough to get you interested?
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