The high-powered coupe comes fresh from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations tuning division sporting a unique blue-and-orange livery in line with the Bloodhound SSC colors. It’ll join a fleet of support cars as a first-on-the-scene rapid response vehicle, while the high-powered V-8 under its hood will be used to power the hydraulic system and oxidizer pump on the Bloodhound.
The F-Type R AWD first saw support duty back in November of last year, when it was equipped with radio equipment and driven with great haste towards an approaching jet flying at 500 knots just 20 feet above the ground. With a combined closing speed of 700 mph, the fly-by was performed as a comms check to make sure the ground crew would be able to communicate with the Bloodhound’s pilot during the record-breaking attempt.
The F-Type R AWD RRV will be unveiled at this year’s MotoFest in Coventry, England, where it will lap the Coventry ring road on Saturday, May 30th, and Sunday, May 31st. Jag will also bring along a slew of heritage vehicles to the event, including a 1956 D-type Long Nose, 1966 XJ13, 1974 Group 44 E-type, 1976 Broadspeed XJ12 Coupe, 1938 SS 100, and the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9.
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Jaguar Will Support Land Speed Record Attempt With F-Type R AWD Bloodhound SSC RRV originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 23 May 2015 12:00 EST.