At the Coventry MotoFest, Jaguar will unveil the F-Type R AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), a car that will support the Bloodhound world land speed record attempt. The Bloodhound F-Type R AWD is the latest project of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations and as you can see from the photos it incorporates the Bloodhound SSC colours, featuring a bespoke livery.
For those who don’t know, Jaguar is the Technical Partner of Bloodhound SSC and is supplying engines, engineering expertise as well as a number of support vehicles for the attempt to break the world land speed record. The F-Type features the same radio equipment as the rocket-powered Bloodhound SSC.
The vehicle uses the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine as the standard version, which produces 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed limited at 300 km/h or 186 mph.
Jaguar will be at the hearth of Bloodhound SSC, offering its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine to provide hydraulic services to the car and drive the rocket’s oxidizer pump.
Moreover, the Bloodhound F-Type will not be the only Jaguar present at the MotoFest as the British carmaker will bring many of its heritage models such as the 1956 D-Type Long Nose, the 1966 Jaguar XJ13 (the only one of its kind in existence), but also the 1974 Jaguar Group 44 E-Type.
Furthermore, MotoFest visitors will see the 1976 Broadspeed XJ12 Coupe and the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9, while a 1938 SS 100 will be on static display to visitors.