Jaguar fans are to be given the chance to drive classic models from a unique collection of heritage vehicles with the opening of a new facility in Fen End, Warwickshire.
The Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience is being launched in November under the umbrella of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
Based at the Fen End test facility, a variety of experiences will be available, from one-hour drives to half-day Le Mans 24 Hours race-themed specials and a full-hospitality ‘Grace and Pace’ driving programme.
The driving experiences will give people the opportunity to take the wheel of cars including the Le Mans racing legend Jaguar D-Type, the E-Type and Jaguar’s most extreme sports car ever, the F-Type R Coupé.
Many of the vehicles in the collection will be driven by members of the public for the very first time, having been prepared for high octane action following Jaguar’s recent purchase of over 500 British heritage cars from a private collector.
Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations managing director, John Edwards, said: “This is the first experiential offering from our new division and is the first time in Jaguar’s history that we have made a collection of vehicles of this calibre available for ‘arrive and drive’ experiences.
“It’s an extremely exciting new project that underscores the very essence of what Special Operations is all about – celebrating heritage with our eyes firmly on the future.”
The collection includes many iconic Jaguars, charting over 100 years of cars - from pre- and post-war road racers and Le Mans champions, to later sporting saloons and grand tourers.
A variety of packages will be available, allowing visitors to experience a particular era or to journey through Jaguar’s history.
The facility at Fen End will also feature a new branded merchandise outlet.
For more information visit www.jaguarheritagedriving.com.