Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations will Launch a New Model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
For those of you who have been sleeping under a rock the past few weeks, it seems as if the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which kicks off on June 26th, is shaping up to be one hell of a spectacle. We already learned that you’ll get to run the hillclimb in a digital version of the GTI Roadster and that the Q50 Eau Rouge will clear its V-6, twin-turbocharged throat on the course too. And now we have learned that Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations — the folks responsible for giving thick-walleted customers customized Jags and Rovers — will reveal a new model during the festivities.
According to the press release, the new vehicle will be a Jaguar, so we can rest assured knowing that it won’t be some oddly named and obnoxiously expensive Land Rover. Rather, it will be some sleek sexiness from the British big cat.
As of now, the details are very scarce, as Jag didn’t even give us the slightest clue on what this car will be. Stay tuned to TopSpeed.comand we’ll bring you all of the juicy bits once the car hits Goodwood.
Click past the jump to read more about Jaguar’s new Special Operations Division.
Why It Matters
Jaguar. New model. Goodwood Festival of Speed. Need I say more? With Jaguar known to roll out metallic awesomeness like the Project 7, there is no saying what the British sports car manufacturer has up its sleeve for Goodwood. But if I were to take my best guess what Jaguar Special Operations is prepping for the show, I would have to say that it is one of the six lightweight E-Types that the department is putting together. If this proves to be true, then we should get a lot of answers to the questions about this new/old car that are running through our heads.
Lamborghini has the Ad Personam, Ferrari has its Special Projects division, and Porsche has its Exclusive program, so it was only a matter of time before Jaguar got its own bespoke arm. Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, however, is more than just an arm that customizes fast cats and luxo-SUVs. It is also in charge of handling high-end restoration of various Jags and LRs. In fact, its first project is building the six leftover lightweight E-Types from 1963. Quite a first project to undertake.
We suspect that this project will be what Jaguar is unveiling at Goodwood. Stay tuned to find out.