Jaguar will let anyone thrash an F-Pace

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Words: Nile Bijoux
8 Nov 2019

Digitally, that is. Jaguar has taken an F-Pace SUV and modified it to become a game controller, letting customers virtually take the SUV to racetracks and drive it hard without worrying about any real-life consequences.

The “game-ified” F-Pace is connected to Xbox game Forza Horizon 4 and it cost more than $100,000 to create. It will debut at Armstrong Prestige in Dunedin before making its way around the country.

Jaguar Land Rover NZ general manager, Steve Kenchington, says customers test driving a high-performance vehicle on urban roads may not fully experience all aspects of the vehicle as they focus on navigating and safe driving.

“The extensive, ultra-realistic, remodelling of the vehicle will introduce a new element to the test drive – the ability to race other customers throughout the country,” he says.

In other Jag news, the XE SV Project 8 is arriving in New Zealand. Prices start at $350,000 and numbers are limited. As a quick reminder, the Project 8 packs a 447kW/700Nm supercharged V8, which sends the four-door to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds.

Jaguar Land Rover NZ general manager Steve Kenchington says the XE SV Project 8 will make its first appearance in Auckland from today before making its way around the country on a Jaguar retailer roadshow. Jaguar Land Rover is also having an SVO Day in December and there’s the Art of Performance Tour in mid-February.

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