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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