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Hail a Jaguar ‘race taxi’ round the Nürburgring

Jaguar Race Taxi - XJR55 and F-Type SVR

Jaguar is offering fans the chance to experience the performance of the 567bhp V8 supercharged F-Type SVR and XJR575 on a passenger lap of the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Professional drivers will take thrill-seekers on a full-throttle hot lap – that’s 73 turns around the 20.83km circuit known as the Green Hell.

“A ride in the F-Type SVR and XJR575 Race Taxi is a thrilling and truly unforgettable experience for any car enthusiast – or anybody who just enjoys going very fast!” said Phil Talboys, European Engineering Operations Manager, Jaguar Land Rover.

“Our highly experienced professional drivers are veterans of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, making them uniquely qualified to show customers the true potential of these extraordinary supercharged V8 Jaguars.”

Both cars are powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre V8 engine. The 200mph F-Type SVR can accelerate to 60mph from standstill in just 3.5 seconds, while the XJR575 is the fastest and most powerful XJ ever made in the iconic luxury saloon’s 50-year history with a 0-60mph time of 4.2 seconds and electronically-limited top speed of 186mph.

Passenger laps in the two supercharged Jaguars are available until November. The price is €199 per lap and it includes a video of of the lap.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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