Video : Jaguar F-Pace breaks Guinness World Record

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This actually happened. Jaguar’s 80th year as a car manufacturer seems to be going pretty well at the moment and, to celebrate the impending launch of the F-Pace at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the company decided to lay on a gravity-defying loop-the-loop run, which was officially accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The loop formed the zero in a 63-foot-tall 80 denoting the company’s landmark and, after the run was completed, a New Year’s-style firework display wooed those at the record-breaking run. The driver was Terry Grant and, during the loop, the car pulled an impressive 6.5g. You can find out all about the run in the video below.

 

Keith Adams

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Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

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6 Comments

    • Yes, but you’d be surprised how much coverage any stunt will get.
      And as we all know – to paraphrase an old saying – any coverage is good coverage. Anyway, if you can’t do something silly on your 80th, when can you do it?

  1. The company is actually celebrating its 84th birthday as a car manufacturer ( including the SS years 1931-1945 ) , it is only the model name ( which of course became the company name in 1945 ) which is 80 years old

    • Never mind, the facts are seldom worried about as the sale of the ‘2 millionth defender’ demonstrates. This ignores entirly the fact that the first ‘defender’ would be a 1983 90 which was a rebodied Range Rover, and not the first 1948 series 1 landorover.

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