A crazy looking Big Cat has taken a step closer to an attempt to break the Jaguar land speed world record. TMD Friction hosted a successful shakedown of Kevin Bourne’s very special XJ6I at its Seaton Ross site.
The event enabled Bourne to put the Jaguar XJ6 through its paces for the final time before the record attempt during Speedweek. It is being held on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the United States from August 6–12.
Bourne said: “The shakedown has been a great success.”
Steve Allen, crew chief, added: “Following a run at Pendine Sands we added new aerodynamics on the front, a new induction system, new suspension, and a secondary fuel system.”
The XJ has an 8.8 litre, V12 quad-cam engine, and Bourne will aim to pilot the car to speeds in excess of 226 miles per hour over the seven-mile course on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Subcriptions for Jaguar Magazine