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Jaguar F-Type Gets Carbon Fiber Bike Rack for Tour de France

As any passionate cyclist will tell you, putting a bike rack on a car is a tricky thing. You either go for those big pieces of scaffolding that you can mount on top and ruin the fuel consumption or the ones you mount to the trunk that make town maneuvers a bit tricky.
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Most people go for diesel vans or SUVs. However, Jaguar seems to believe the sexy F-Type coupe is the ideal vehicle, since it's low and very fast. And they've even built a bespoke machine to serve Team Sky, which the sponsor, during this year's Tour de France.

Rather than mount the bikes on top of the roof, engineers created a special replacement part for the rear hatch glass. It's made from carbon fiber and has recesses where the racing bikes' wheels can fit and be held in place.

And if the riders need new equipment in a hurry, you can be damn sure they will get it, since the F-Type in question is the R Coupe, delivering 550 PS and 501 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque. This mighty output is matched by the exhaust note, which will make any petrolhead consider getting into professional cycling.

"You took away my glory and now I will steal your support car… muahaha"
– maybe Jaguar can make Armstrong into a villain of the Tour de France, because that would be really interesting to see.

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