Jaguar’s hotly anticipated new sports car, the F-Type, has made its UK debut at the recent Lord Mayor’s Show in London.
Driven by Jaguar ambassador and Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis, the new model was accompanied by two classic E-Type cars as it made its way through the City of London in front of an estimated crowd of 500,000 people.
Commenting on the experience, Jessica Ennis said: “It was great being part of the Lord Mayor’s Show in the Jaguar F-Type. I was amazed how many people turned out to watch the procession.”
Bringing up the rear were two of the most famous E-Types ever built, Chassis No. 4 and No. 24, which were restored by Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth and showed the strong historic links existing between the two models.
This year’s show saw more than 6,500 people, 21 carriages, a Sherman tank and a steamroller taking part, which filled the whole area between Mansion House and the Royal Courts of Justice in Aldwych.
After its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the F-Type is expected to go on sale in the UK in mid-2013.