Jaguar F-Type at Goodwood

It's been barely a week since JLR announced its new Special Operations division, dedicated to creating limited-run halo cars and custom creations for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Now the British automaker has confirmed the debut of the division's first project.

We don't know what it is, exactly, that Jaguar will be bringing to the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week, but we bet it'll be exciting. If we were the betting kind, we'd put our money on some kind of hot-rod F-Type, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Alongside whatever JLR Special Operations has got cooking, Coventry will also be bringing the new F-Type R Coupe and XFR-S Sportbrake to run up the hill alongside a whole slew of classic and racing Jaguars, including a pair of D-Types, a Group 44 E-Type, a Group A XJS and the reunion of XJR-9 and Andy Wallace that last saw each other on the top step of the podium at Le Mans in 1988.
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JAGUAR SET TO STAR AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED WITH NEW CAR DEBUT

IN BRIEF

- Jaguar to have an exciting presence at next week's Goodwood Festival of Speed (26-29 June)
- Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations to present first ever new product on Jaguar stand at famous motoring Festival
- The 60th anniversary of the Le Mans-winning D-type to be celebrated
- Jaguar ex-Works driver Andy Wallace to be reunited with his Le Mans-winning XJR-9 LM
- F-TYPE R Coupé, and new Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake to speed up Goodwood Hill

IN DETAIL

(Whitley, Coventry – 20 June 2014). Long-term supporter of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jaguar, will be making some noise at next week's event from 26-29 June with an exceptional line-up of its cars, both old and new.

Visitors to the Jaguar stand at the spectacular automotive show will be delighted to see the first new product from Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations - the new division of Jaguar Land Rover responsible for a range of special product and service programmes for Jaguar and Land Rover customers.

Chiming perfectly with Goodwood's 2014 Festival theme of 'Addicting to Winning', Jaguar will have an extensive selection of its past, present and near-future models at the event, including victorious examples of the racing D-type, XJS TWR and XJR-9 tackling the famous 1.16-mile hillclimb.

Two of the Jaguar Heritage Trust's significant D-types will be in action as this legendary Jaguar marks its 60th anniversary. The original 1954 D-type prototype will be demonstrated, as will the later 1956 'Long Nose' model, to be driven by ex-Grand Prix racer Bruno Senna. Bruno recently covered over 1,000 miles in this car at the 2014 Mille Miglia, with co-driver and fellow Formula 1 star, Martin Brundle.

Other Jaguar Heritage competition racers in action at Goodwood will include the iconic 'Group 44' E-type, the Group-A XJS TWR and the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 LM, the latter being reunited with one of its victorious team drivers; Andy Wallace.

Away from the competition cars, examples of Jaguar's new production F-TYPE R Coupé and XFR-S Sportbrake will be publically seen in action at the Festival, with both set for high speed drives up the famous Goodwood Hill.