2017 Jaguar F-PACE Two Wheels Goodwood Festival of Speed
The all-new 2017 F-PACE is Jaguar’s first performance crossover, delivering an exceptional driving experience via its robust engine, lightweight aluminum body and precise handling. After setting the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest loop-the-loop at its launch last year, the very same record-breaking F-PACE and stunt driver Terry Grant have teamed up again for a thrilling drive on two wheels at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Jaguar F-PACE and Two-Wheeled Stunt
With the dramatic stunt, the Jaguar F-PACE put on a spectacular display of precision and control, as stunt driver Terry Grant piloted Jaguar’s first family sports car up the famous Goodwood hill on two wheels. As if that was not enough, professional freestyle motorbike stunt rider Lee Bowers was on board to add even more jeopardy to proceedings. Bowers is no stranger to two wheels and swapped his saddle for the luxurious leather interior of Jaguar’s first performance crossover. As the F-PACE two-wheeled up the demanding course, Bowers climbed out of the passenger window to stand on the side of the Jaguar and salute the crowd, before climbing back inside ahead of the finish line.
“When Jaguar gave me the opportunity to reunite with the F-PACE used to break the world’s largest loop record, I couldn’t say no. Its light, stiff aluminum body and precise controls make it the perfect wheelie vehicle, and it was great to have Lee Bowers along for company — even if he did climb out halfway through our run!”– Terry Grant, Legendary Stunt Driver
Planning for the F-PACE Two-Wheeled Stunt
The thrilling F-PACE two-wheeled drive required hours of planning, even for someone of Grant’s caliber, who is considered one of the all-time greats of stunt driving, with multiple world records for a variety of motoring stunts. Final preparations were completed at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire just days ahead of the live event. For the actual drive, spectators were left in no doubt about the identity of the Jaguar as #FPACE was emblazoned on both the roof and underside of the vehicle.