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Jaguar F-Type Coupe Transports Bikes for Tour de France

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/21/2014 Karla Sanchez

You wouldn't think a Jaguar F-Type Coupe would be an ideal vehicle to transport bikes, but for the sake of the Tour de France, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations transformed the powerful coupe into one sexy support vehicle for the annual bike race.

Based on the 550-hp F-Type Coupe R, the special bike-carrying R Coupe was developed specifically for Team Sky. The modified coupe, which has been painted in the team's black and blue livery, has been outfitted with bespoke bike racks that replace the rear window glass, which will carry the team's Pinarello Bolide TT bikes. The Jag also sports black upholstery offset by light blue elements and Team Sky logos inside the cabin. The coupe will specifically deliver the bikes to the team before the start of the time trial scheduled for this weekend. Other modifications include a separate electric supply in the trunk to provide power to radios, amplifiers, microphones, horns, and TVs, all of which will support communication between Team Sky's sports director and the bike riders. 2015 Jaguar F Type Coupe R For Sky Team Left Rear View© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jaguar F Type Coupe R For Sky Team Left Rear View

The black and blue F-Type Coupe should be a welcome change of pace for those watching this year's race, since Jaguar has provided XF Sportbrakes to transport the bikes the past two years. We recently got behind the wheel of the F-Type Coupe R, and although it's absolutely stunning to look at, it's even better behind the wheel. "The F-Type R Coupe is a constant sense of occasion, as well as one of the most thrilling to drive, sonically stupefying, and flat out alluring road cars ever created," we said in a First Test.

Look for the bike-carrying F-Type Coupe R on July 26 during stage 20 of the Tour de France, when riders will race from Bergerac to Périgueux.

Source: Jaguar

2015 Jaguar F Type Coupe R For Sky Team Front Right Side© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jaguar F Type Coupe R For Sky Team Front Right Side
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