F‑PACE is Jaguar’s most practical sports car. Blending performance, intuitive technology, and agility. It supported Team Sky across the entire challenging route of the Tour de France.
As the road cycling team’s innovation partner, we have been supplying Team Sky with specially designed, high performance support vehicles since the partnership began in 2010. For the 2015 Tour de France, our Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division designed, engineered and built a one-off F‑PACE to accompany the custom-made 2014 F‑TYPE Coupé as high performance support vehicles.
Bespoke design features on both vehicles included a new racking solution to carry two Pinarello bikes each, a separate electric supply in the boot to power the communications equipment and of course, a specially finished exterior and interior with Team Sky livery and graphics.
Simon Butterworth, Chief Designer, Jaguar ETO Division
"Jaguar Designer Luke Smith's intimate knowledge & enthusiasm for cycling has allowed him to expertly utilise the car’s ultra slim roof rails to best advantage, with a minimalist design solution that is very quick to both mount & remove bikes.
We used carbon fibre to keep the bike support system as streamlined as possible, making sure that we could show off the car’s dramatic profile.”