Jaguar will he embark on the tracks of the famous XK 120 “NUB 120”, entry in the history, winning the RAC and the Rallye des Tulipes? Nothing is less sure, but the English company, anxious to maintain its heritage and its history, has built two F-Type roadster rally. A playground for the departments of Jaguar Design and Engineering. This is not the first time that the sporting of the range Jaguar gives birth to a version coursifiée. In 2014, the manufacturer had marketed a series of 250 F-Type Project 7 which spoke of the D-Type of the 1950s with its drifting back. This time, it seems that Jaguar wants to pay tribute to the Jaguar XK 120 of 1948, which is illustrated in the largest trials road time.
The two cars are in conformity with the regulations imposed by the FIA. Jaguar
The two cars are in conformity with the regulations imposed by the FIA, with brakes and suspension improved, rollbar, racing seats with harnesses, fire extinguisher and ramp spots front. Wheels and tires of the rally have also been installed on these models, as well as a limited-slip differential improved, and even a hydraulic hand brake to facilitate the passage of hairpin turns.
Only the engine lacks a bit of character. This is the turbo 4-cylinder “Ingenium” of 2 liters, which had been selected, rather than the powerful and musical V6 and V8. A suitable choice in fact, since this little engine is the lightest of the range, and develops all the same 300 horses.
These two models coursifiés are given to heart joy on the “Walters Arena rally stage, and will participate in several events organized by the brand in the months to come.
The F-Type pays tribute to the Jaguar XK 120 of 1948, which is illustrated in the major rallies of the time. Jaguar