Jaguar brings history alive than with a Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience.
Following Jaguar’s recent purchase of over 500 outstanding British heritage cars from a private collector, the luxury car manufacturer offers driving sessions aboard legendary models. The Jaguar D-Type is among the models that can be driven by amateur pilots.
From November 2014 the Jaguar launches its Heritage Driving Experience opened at an established 200-acre testing facility, Fen End, in Warwickshire. Here visitors will be offered the chance to drive some of these icons of Jaguar’s rich product history.
The collection includes the most important Jaguars ever produced, from post-war road racers and Le Mans champions, to sporting saloons and E-types. With various packages available, guests can take a full sweep through the company’s history or choose from individual models – including an XK150 or Mk II saloon – plus selected pairings, including two versions of the E-type.
“This is the first experiential offering from our new division and is the first time in Jaguar’s history that we have made a collection of vehicles of this calibre available for ‘arrive and drive’ experiences. It’s an extremely exciting new project that underscores the very essence of what Special Operations is all about – celebrating heritage with our eyes firmly on the future,” said John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director. Example packages include Jaguar Experience (ranging from £95 to £250), Le Mans Experience (£750), Grace and Pace Experience (£2,000),
From passenger rides to driving alongside a seasoned professional (including some recognisable faces from the world of motorsport), visitors can choose from individual models – including an XK150 or Mark 2 saloon – or selected pairings such as the Series 1 and Series 3 E-type. There’s also the option to drive heritage cars alongside their modern counterparts, such as an E-type with a factory-fresh F-TYPE. The Jaguar Experience is ranging from £95 to £250.
Le Mans Experience offers the chance to re-live the experiences of legends such as Mike Hawthorn and Duncan Hamilton for half a day, with drives in the iconic C and D-types that
dominated the world famous 24-hour endurance race in the 1950s. This package will also feature drives in the XKSS and F-TYPE R Coupé, and includes lunch.
Grace and Pace Experience package offers a full day of driving Jaguar Heritage legends, from post-war racers to sports saloons, coupés, roadsters and much more, including the new XFR and F-TYPE R Coupé models. The Grace and Pace day will also feature opportunities to drive creations from the company’s Special Operations division, and includes chauffeur-driven transfers in classic Jaguar saloons to a lunch venue.