Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience open for business
Jaguar has opened the order books to its Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience following its recent purchase of James Hull’s 500-strong collection of classic cars.
WONDER NO MORE what Jaguar Land Rover had planned for it recent buy-up of James Hull’s collection of classic cars. Yesterday, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations announced the launch of its Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience, offering punters the opportunity to get behind the wheel of cars including the Le Mans-racing legend Jaguar D-type, legendary E-type and the Jaguar F-Type R Coupé, and any number of Jaguars in-between.
“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, managing director at Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
From November 2014 the Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience will be open to bookings at an established 200-acre testing facility, Fen End, in Warwickshire, UK.
The collection includes many iconic Jaguars, which cover more than 100 years of Jaguars. A variety of drive packages are available, allowing visitors to experience a particular era or to journey through Jaguar’s history right up to the present day.
Example packages include :
Jaguar Experience (ranging from £95 to £250) : From passenger rides to driving alongside an instructor, 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 an F-Type.
Le Mans Experience (£750) : Spend half a day driving 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.
Grace and Pace Experience (£2,000) : A full day of driving Jaguar Heritage cars, from post-war racers to sports saloons, coupés, roadsters and much more, including the new XFR and F-Type R Coupé models.