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Jaguar F TYPE V8 S Sports Car 2013 Review

The Jaguar C-type was one of the most successful Jaguar models in LeMans 24 hours race. Legendary test driver Norman Dewis achieved a world record average flying mile speed of 172.4mph in a modified XK 120.

Now sixty years later, on Saturday 2 March, with a new Jaguar F-TYPE V8S and 1988 Le Mans 24 hour race-winning driver Andy Wallace, Jaguar returned to Jabbeke, Belgium. With just two miles available to Wallace to explore the F-TYPE's straight-line speed from a standing start, and bring it to a stop again, the car hit almost 180mph and achieved 0-62mph in an impressive 4.2 seconds.

Following the Jabbeke speed run, an identical F-TYPE V8 S was driven the 519-miles (835km) to Geneva by a specialist in frugal driving, recording an average fuel consumption of just 35.6 mpg (7.9 l/100km).

Jaguar F TYPE V8 S Sports Car 2013


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