Introducing the Jaguar F-Type GT4 – the latest entry to the British GT Championship.
Whilst it looks pretty much exactly how you would expect a Jaguar GT4 racer to look, there is a special difference that sets it apart from the rest of the field.
It’s been put together as part of a psrtnership between Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations, James Holder – co-founder of clothing firm Superdry – and the Invictus Games Foundation.
Holder, who is a GT racer himself, came up with the idea. He wanted to get “a select group of wounded, injured and sick veterans of the British Armed Forces” and let them race in the British GT Championship to aid their recovery. It’ a wonderful idea and it has resulted in the production of an extremely impressive car.
They’re building two cars as part of the project. Both have been specially adapted with hand controls so that “the wounded drivers will compete equally with their able-bodied counterparts”.
The F-Type GT4 is based on the SVR, which is powered by a 567bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8. To meet FIA regulations, though, that output will have to be brought down using restrictor plates. They’ve also had to convert it to rear-wheel-drive. The road-going model is four-wheel-drive.
The cars will make their debut during the opening round of this year’s championship at Oulton Park on March 31st.
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