This year the Track Days had their focus on the F-Type, not less than 28 cars have been available for testing. About 40 interested Jaguar testers came to the Salzburgring with splendid whether to experience the new F-Type and the other Jaguar models. In four groups the teams went through the following stages:

  • Driving on public roads, where the full range of Jaguar models was available, all with the top engine,
  • Driver safety training in even smaller groups with very personal instruction by the English professionals: Slalom and Giant Slalom with ‘panic’ break at the end, as well as continous drift on wetted road with the driver assistance systems off,
  • Free driving on the race circuit starting with the 6 cylinder F-Type, followed by the 8 cylinder F-Type, again in small groups led by a driving instructor, who commented on the ideal line. Top speeds up to 250 km/h were possible in a safe environment of a race track. The instructors were all former race drivers. Unbelievable how well balanced the car behaves almost as a cart – this for sure will be a benchmark – not even talking about the incredible sound!
  • and finally as the peak the so called “hot laps”: the co drive in a V8 F-Type in race speed

Big thanks once again to Jaguar Austria for organizing this perfect day and to the warm welcome of Alexander Pachner, Brand Director Jaguar Land Rover Austria.

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