Jaguar Land Rover has established a new division called Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations that’s responsible for creating special custom vehicles, and the first of these Jaguar vehicles will be making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this coming weekend.
We don’t yet know whether this new Jaguar will be a production car or a one-off custom creation, as Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations is tasked with everything from special editions of existing models to non-production cars like the Jaguar F-Type-based Project 7 Concept (pictured above) from last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. This speedster-inspired concept was a modified version of the Jaguar F-Type roadster with a chopped windshield and a fairing behind the seats meant to evoke the original Jaguar D-Type racecar from the 1950s. We think it’s likely that the new Special Operations Jaguar will be some sort of F-Type derivative, as that car represents the company’s hottest metal on the market right now.
In addition to this new model, the Jaguar stand at Goodwood will also show a collection of new and historic Jaguar models. The new offerings include the 550-hp 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake high-performance wagon, and historic models will include the aforementioned 1954 Jaguar D-Type race car prototype, “Group 44” Jaguar E-Type race car, the Jaguar XJR-9 LM that won Le Mans in 1988, and the Group-A Jaguar XJS TWR. Of these, the D-Type, XJS, and XJR will race up the 1.16-mile hillclimb, as will the new F-Type and XFR-S models.
Stay tuned to hear what Jaguar has in store for this new model set to debut this weekend at Goodwood.