It is an honor for any sports car to be trusted with the job of pacing a motorsport event. It is a sign of the car’s great performance, as also an endorsement of its class and prestige. The first pace car duty for the Jaguar F-Type, though, is not a very glamorous one. The car has been chosen to pace the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and serve as the official mascot of the event.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a ten day celebration closing with the Schenley Park Race Weekend on July 20-21, 2013. This gig kind of supports the F-Type’s American launch too, where it goes on sale this summer.
The F-Type will be available with two V6s and a V8, boasting power outputs of 340hp in the V6 model, 380hp in the V6S, and 495hp in the V8S guise. It features a retro-inspired design, with a few lines borrowed from the legendary E-Type Jag, and an electric soft-top.
Prices for the Jaguar F-Type starts from $69,000 in America.
“Jaguar has built its sports car heritage over 75 years, and the F-TYPE represents a continuation of a sporting bloodline in a thoroughly modern way,” said Stuart Schorr, Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC. “And now, the F-Type, successor of the iconic Jaguar E-Type, will be on the road alongside the world-class vintage cars at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.”