Jaguar F-TYPE tackles Exhilarating Ras Al Khaimah Road with 20 km Ascending Growl through Jebel Jais Hairpins

June 1, 2014 12:12 pm

Luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar, recently completed an ultimate performance challenge in the Middle East with a trip to Jebel Jais in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Jaguar let loose its most dynamically capable, performance-focused, two-seater sports car on the adrenaline-fuelled hairpin bends of one of the most challenging roads in the region. The dramatic drive has been captured on film which is due to be released across Jaguar MENA social channels.

As the first official automotive manufacturer to have the honour of officially driving on the new extended Jebel Jais mountain road, Jaguar chose its best performance model for the job; the Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible V6S. In an exciting twist, the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé R, which is about to go on sale in the region, also makes an appearance in the film.

Speaking about the experience, Salman Sultan, PR, Social Media & Events Manager for Jaguar Land Rover MENA, said, “To see our all-aluminium, performance sports car go the pace in what is regionally regarded as one of the most challenging mountain roads to drive has been an amazing experience and a rewarding experiment to say the least.”

In turn, Abdimajid Haithar, General Manager of Mahmoudia Motors – the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan – stated, “Delivering such performance through the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah is a distinct achievement that reaffirms Jaguar’s commitment to building cars that continuously push the boundaries of capability, endurance and agility.”

The film tracks the front-engined, rear-wheel drive during which the Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible V6S delivered a thrillingly powerful performance as it scoured the 20 km Jebel Jais road, reaching 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 275 kmph. The dramatic ending sees the beautifully streamlined Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé R provide an agile acceleration from 0-100 kmph in 4.2-seconds as it disappears into the sunset.

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