SPEC­TAC­U­LAR

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drive Time Extra - New Jaguar’s de­but

What a way to make your world de­but.

In an amaz­ing grav­ity- de­fy­ing stunt, Jaguar’s all new F-PACE SUV earned a place in history by per­form­ing a record-break­ing 360 de­gree loop around a 19.08 me­tre tall struc­ture – the largest ever loop the loop and a Guin­ness World Record.

A day ahead of the new Jag’s global mo­tor show de­but in Frank­furt last week a Jaguar team gath­ered at Nieder­rad Race­course for the spec­tac­u­lar event which had been months in the plan­ning to en­sure that both car and driver could com­plete the world record-break­ing chal­lenge.

Pre­cise physics, an­gles, speeds and di­men­sions were con­sid­ered by a team of ex­perts in­clud­ing struc­tural engi­neers, math­e­ma­ti­cians and safety ex­perts.

At the wheel of the new F- PACE was leg­endary Bri­tish stunt driver Terry Grant who un­der­took two months of in­tense phys­i­cal and di­etary train­ing to en­sure his body was pre­pared for the 6.5 G-Force which was gen­er­ated dur­ing the stunt – greater than the forces ex­pe­ri­enced by space shut­tle pilots.

Af­ter his dar­ing, stom­ach churn­ing drive Grant said: “Driv­ing the world’s largest loop tonight was a very proud mo­ment in my ca­reer.

“I am de­lighted to bring the Guin­ness World Record back to the UK and help Jaguar run rings around their com­peti­tors ahead of the mo­tor show.”

When the F-PACE was un­veiled at the Frank­furt show, Jaguar an­nounced that it will be priced from £34,170 and will be avail­able in three grades - Pres­tige, R-Sport,

What a show Terry Grant cel­e­brates on the roof of the F-PACE

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