Taxis around the world are a bit on the boring side, but not the ones on the Nurburgring.
Far from being the ordinary taxi, the 200-mph cat can now be booked at the Nurburgring where professional drivers will take you around the famous 12.94-mile track. It is part of the new “Jaguar Co-Pilot Nordschleife” program which allows people to ride shotgun for half an hour in the most hardcore version of the F-Type ever, the mighty SVR.
Before you hop into the passenger seat, you’ll be asked to put on a race suit and helmet as well as a HANS (Head and Neck Support) system for safety purposes. You have to be at least 18 years old to book the Jaguar F-Type SVR and it will set you back €295 (about $335). For your money’s worth, there will also be a safety briefing and the chance to check out the footage after the ride comes to an end.
The 575-hp F-Type will be available during the following 16 weekends until the end of October. If you would rather be on the driver’s seat, prepare to fork out $129,950 in United States for the coupe while at home in the U.K. it carries a starting price of £110,000 OTR.
In return you’ll get an all-wheel-drive supercar that runs to 60 mph (96 kph) in three and a half seconds and tops out at 200 mph (322 kph). For open-top thrills, there's also a convertible version, but that one is more expensive and a tad slower due to its slightly higher weight.
Jaguar will kick off customer deliveries of the F-Type SVR in both coupe and convertible flavors this summer.
Gallery: Jaguar F-Type SVR now available as Nurburgring taxi
NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR UNLEASHED AT THE WORLD-FAMOUS NÜRBURGRING
- Sports car enthusiasts can now experience the excitement and power of Jaguar’s all-wheel drive 200mph F-TYPE SVR coupé around the world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife
- Experienced professional drivers will take customers on a full-throttle ride in Jaguar’s new all-weather supercar
- This thrilling new F-TYPE SVR and Nordschleife experience may be booked at: www.nuerburgring-shop.de/fahraction/co-pilot-fahrten.html
(Coventry, England - 21 June 2016) – Jaguar’s new, 200mph-capable supercar and the world’s most demanding race circuit, the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife, are now available to be experienced together with the launch of the ‘Jaguar Co-Pilot Nordschleife’ programme.
This exciting new offer gives visitors and fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of Jaguar’s fastest-ever series production car from the passenger seat on the circuit famed as the ‘Green Hell’.
Customers booking their place for a flying lap in the F-TYPE SVR will be amongst the first to experience its power, speed and enhanced dynamics package around the 12.94-mile (20.83km) Nordschleife circuit.
The F-TYPE SVR has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations as the ultimate all-weather supercar and is the pinnacle of the successful F-TYPE range. The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR coupé is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine that develops 575PS and 700Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds.
Before each passenger ride begins, all Co-Pilots are equipped with a race suit and helmet plus HANS (Head and Neck Support) system to ensure maximum safety out on the track. To capture the memorable experience, on-board cameras are mounted inside the F-TYPE SVR so that passengers can relive the excitement of their adventure at the Nordschleife circuit.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations department has fitted the F-TYPE SVR with a roll cage, Recaro Racing seats, race harnesses for occupant safety and an unmistakable bespoke livery on bright Firesand Orange metallic paint.
Mark Stanton, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, presented the keys to the unique F-TYPE SVR to Mirco Markfort, CEO Chief Executive Officer, Capricorn, Nürburgring Gmbh this weekend.
Mark Stanton said: “The weather at the Nürburgring is famed for being unpredictable and the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is the perfect car to tackle the undulating track in variable conditions. Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division has engineered the F-TYPE SVR to be lighter, faster and more powerful while still remaining a usable supercar every day. The Nordschleife is a fantastic circuit on which to experience all of the engineering enhancements my team has applied to the F-TYPE SVR.”
Also present at the ceremony were Phil Talboys, Jaguar Land Rover European Engineering Operations Manager, and former Formula One racing driver Christian Danner. Danner, who also leads Jaguar Land Rover’s Driving Academy Team in Germany, said: “The enhanced aerodynamics package, uprated chassis and custom transmission calibration makes the F-TYPE SVR one of the best cars to take passengers around this challenging track and experience up to 200mph along the Döttinger Höhe straight.”
Passenger laps in the unique Jaguar F-TYPE SVR are available for 16 consecutive weekends from now until the end of October. The price for the 30-minute passenger thrill ride is €295 per person and can be booked atwww.nuerburgring-shop.de.