Jaguar F-Type R Tour de France concept revealed

21 Jul, 2014 10:30am Oliver Kew

Special Vehicle Operations team has created a one-off Jaguar F-Type bike transporter for the 2014 Team Sky Tour de France effort

Jaguar’s in-house bespoke division, Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), has followed up the D-type-inspired Project 7 limited edition with a one-off F-Type R Coupe designed to support Team Sky’s Tour de France riders.

The car, powered by the standard supercharged 5.0-litre V8 developing 542bhp and 650Nm, will provide ‘high performance team support’ on stage 20 of the 2014 Tour.

Strictly limited to this one-off concept and not destined for production, the SVO-tweaked F-Type features a carbon fibre bike rack in place of the back window, allowing two race bikes to be docked on the rear bodywork. Other Tour de France-influenced modifications include an ancillary on-board electrical supply for the team radio system, plus other support communications kit like microphones, warning horns and display monitors for following race action.

Jaguar F-Type R Tour de France concept back

Outside, Team Sky logos are joined by the team’s light blue colours in the form of a racing stripe. The colour theme is continued inside the F-Type Coupe with bright blue seat and centre console trim. The F-Type R Coupe will join Jaguar’s regular fleet of XF Sportbrake support cars for the stage between Bergerac to Périgueux on Saturday 26 July 2014.