Video: Racing drivers give Jag F-Type the thumbs up
Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell were recently given the keys to put both the 375bhp V6 and 488bhp V8 F-Type prototype models to the test, and gave them both a big thumbs up.
In rather chilly conditions at the UK's Snetterton 300 circuit and on the surrounding Norfolk roads, the trio were the first outside of Jaguar's own development team to be able to test the F-Type's performance limits.
On hand was Mike Cross, chief engineer vehicle integrity, Jaguar, the man who has worked hard on making the F-Type out-handle its rivals.
"It's been a fascinating day," said Cross. "The entire F-Type development programme has, from a vehicle development perspective, been focused on delivering a connected sports car driving experience.
"To witness three respected drivers take to the track and to hear their positive comments validate our work has been great."
Jaguar says the camouflaged prototype F-Type S and F-Type V8 S models provided for the test were "fully representative of production intent from a dynamic and powertrain perspective".
In other words, the cars you will be able to buy will actually sound as good as they do in the film.
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