Jaguar in a unique project Bloodhound

December 21, 2014 at 14:02

The British company Jaguar has announced a partnership with the team about the World Land Speed Record, which is planning to set a speed record on land.
In the desert Hackesche Pen in South Africa, Jaguar conducted tests of the new all-wheel drive coupe F-Type R, which debuted in late November at the auto show in Los Angeles. Maximum speed F-Type R AWD will be 300 km / h, while it is electronically limited. Due to the unique design of ultra-light aluminum body and a super hard power to weight ratio in F-Type R is slightly more than 3 pounds per horsepower. The test marked the beginning of an important partnership between Jaguar and project Bloodhound, the purpose of which is to establish a world record speed of more than 1,000 miles / hour (1,609 km / h).

Jaguar F-Type R image

Jaguar F-Type R pics

To date, the current record stands at 763.035 miles / hour (1,228 km / h). He was set by Andy Green car Thrust SSC in 1997. In 2015, it will participate in the Green record run at the wheel of a new supersonic vehicle Bloodhound SSC.

Jaguar F-Type R pics

Jaguar F-Type R image

Recall that the coupe Jaguar F-Type R, equipped with 5.0-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive debuted last year in Los Angeles, and this year the family will replenish all-wheel drive modification.