Sixty years after Jaguar’s legendary test driver Norman Dewis achieved a world record average flying mile speed of 172.4mph in a modified XK 120. Jaguar returned to Jabbeke, Belgium, on Saturday 2 March for another sprint test, this time with a new Jaguar F-TYPE V8S and 1988 Le Mans 24 hour race-winning driver Andy Wallace.
The facts from the run:
- 0-62 in 4.2 seconds
- Top speed achieved 179 MPH
- F Type went from 0-179-0 in 2 miles
- Over 519 mile journey to Geneva a “specialist” light footed driver managed 35.6 MPG
Watch the video here:
You can see some more images of the stunning F Type here.