JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO DEBUT THREE HIGH PERFORMANCE MODELS AT THE 2014 PEBBLE BEACH AUTOMOTIVE WEEKEND
Today, Jaguar Land Rover announces three product debuts will take place at this year’s Pebble Beach Automotive weekend: the new 550HP Range Rover Sport SVR (global debut), the U.S. production version of the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and the prototype of the new Jaguar Lightweight E-type – of which six customer cars will be built.
The Pebble Beach weekend gathers the world’s top automotive aficionados, collectors and vintage racers together for a celebration of great performance, heritage and luxury automobiles.
All three vehicles will make their public debut at the Jaguar Land Rover Thursday night Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Kick-Off party at the Pebble Beach and Tennis Club and be shown throughout the weekend at various events.
All three vehicles are from Jaguar Land Rover’s newly created Special Operations division which, under the leadership of Managing Director, John Edwards, will focus on designing and engineering high specification vehicles, bespoke commissions, heritage products and branded goods.
The Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and Range Rover Sport SVR are both from Special Vehicle Operations – the engineering and vehicle division of Special Operations – while the new Lightweight E-type is the first recreation from Special Operation’s Jaguar Heritage team.
Jaguar will feature its full product line up at the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend, including the all-new F-TYPE Coupe. A highlight of the weekend will be the US production debut of the F-TYPE Project 7, an all-aluminum, fully road-legal two-seater roadster with bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids. F-TYPE Project 7 is based on the 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE and features a Jaguar D-type inspired fairing, as this year marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic Jaguar D-type. The all-new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe will also be on display at the Monterey Jet Center as part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s World’s Greatest Sports Coupes Exhibit.
Land Rover will also feature its full product lineup, including the global debut of the Range Rover Sport SVR, the first model to wear the new SVR designation, which will be worn by all future high performance models. Throughout the weekend, Land Rover will also display the Range Rover Long-wheelbase, the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography and the “Great Divide” past and present 1990 and 2014 edition vehicles.
A summary of highlights for Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend include:
Jaguar Land Rover Pebble Beach d’Elegance Kick-Off Party
Thursday, August 14
On display at the kick-off party will be the F-TYPE Project 7 in US production form, featuring new Glacier White color, the high-performance 550HP Range Rover SVR, Jaguar’s prototype of six Lightweight E-type vehicles and other vehicles from both brands, including the Jaguar XFR-S and XKR-S GT, the ultra-luxurious Range Rover Autobiography Black and the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16
On display from Land Rover will be its full model line-up highlighted by the high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR, The Range Rover Long-wheelbase and the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Black. Jaguar’s display will also feature its full model line-up highlighted by the US production version of the F-TYPE Project 7.
Land Rover will also be inviting guests to test drive (on and off-road) their current model year lineups, including the Range Rover Supercharged, Range Rover Sport Supercharged, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover LR4.
Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca
Friday, August 15, Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17
For the first time, Jaguar and Land Rover will both feature project displays among several garages along the pit lane.
Jaguar highlights include the Lightweight E-type, the 2015 F-TYPE Coupe and the F-TYPE Coupe cut-away, showcasing the lightweight and strong aluminum structure of Jaguar’s latest sports coupe.
Land Rover highlights include the Range Rover Sport SVR, the Range Rover Long-wheelbase and the Range Rover Sport split-away. The “Great Divide” past and present 1989 and 2014 edition vehicles will also be on display celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the famous expedition.
Guests will have the opportunity to test-drive Land Rover’s latest model line up on a specially-made off-road course.