just came back from Donnington race track were Jaguar is holding one of it's The Art of Performance Tours this weekend. never done such event before - it was brilliant
it was mostly introduction to e-pace, but we drove everything jag has to offer (part from xj's). from 2.0 diesel e-pace, through v6 supercharged petrol xe/xf/f-pace to 5.0 v8 guzzlers like top end f-type svr - great way to spend some free time f-type svr wasn't taken to it's true paces due to rain we were not allowed to go fully flat out for obvious reasons, but still, sounds it is capable of...love it! quite interesting was to find out what xf alikes are actually capable off... think, i'm ready for full track day now
first of all there was e-pace 40mins drive with pre planned route, self drive on mixed roads. had 240 i4 diesel -there were different engines, but all cars were fully loaded otherwise. engine quite quick, but found it bit noisy inside...
then we went to find out what's the difference between normal and dynamic modes in few fast runs doing slaloms - with pro drivers/racers first showing off, then us mere mortals was actually shocked how far you can push these cars and they still go where you point them...
then, short ride on 'ice', nothing special, just showing us difference with all safety modes on/off.
next thing we were shown was parking assist - never saw it in action - brilliant and actually quite strange to let car do it for you
small competition next - in e-paces, riding trough gates in whatever order you were told by smart cones (green leds go through them, blue leds showing next gate to go through). came 2nd
then race track column rides in xe v6's, then e-paces and the best came last - behind the wheel of f-types with instructor first, installation lap then hot lap and then f-type svr with pro racers behind the wheel - unfortunately due to rain we were not shown what really race speed is, but still it was quick
if you get invite - worth going - my wife participated in all above as well and she loved it