Acting as Team Sky’s support vehicle, the F-Pace prototype will be responsible for transporting a crew that will include the Team Sky Sports Director, doctor, mechanic and another senior team member. The F-Pace will support rider Chris Froome through the first 21 stages of the race.
Although the F-Pace’s main role will be that of a support vehicle, Jaguar is also using the event as part of its final shakedown testing of the crossover. In order to keep some secrecy, the prototype F-Pace will be covered in light camouflage.
Jaguar will officially unveil the F-Pace at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. Sales are slated to begin in 2016.
Exact details remain scarce, but it is believed that the F-Pace will be offered with a supercharged V6. A V8-powered model could also be offered as a range-topper. An all-electric drivetrain for the F-Pace is also in the works.