Jaguar F-Pace makes two-wheel debut at Goodwood festival
Gravity-defying drive up the Goodwood hill
Stuntman Terry Grant drive, pal climbs out the window
GOODWOOD, England – Jaguar’s F-Pace has given a dramatic display of dynamic driving and control with stunt driver Terry Grant taking it up the Goodwood Hill.
On two wheels.
Professional freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers was riding shotgun but also climbed out of the cars window to do balancing tricks as Grant kept the balance.
Grant told a Carman’s Corner correspondent later: “When Jaguar gave me the opportunity to reunite with the F-Pace (he used one in 2015 to do a record loop-the-loop) I couldn’t say no. Its light, stiff aluminium body and precise controls make it the perfect wheelie vehicle.
“It was great to have Lee along for company – even if he did climb out halfway through our run!”
Jaguar explained that, even for an expert of Grant’s calibre, the two-wheeled drive required hours of planning. Final preparations were completed at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, England, only days ahead of the live event.
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The F-Pace, Jaguar’s first “family sports-car”, has become the brand’s fastest-selling vehicle. In its first 10 months on sale more than 14 000 have been ordered.
The F-Pace is Jaguar’s first performance crossover and its light body comprises 80% cent aluminium – claimed to be the only aluminium-intensive design in its sector.
The cars are assembled at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Solihull in the English Midlands.