Tour de France winner Chris Froome has been awarded a bespoke Jaguar F-Type that features Team Sky Pro Cycling livery, sponsor decals and "selected photographs" from fans.
Tour de France winner Chris Froome has been awarded a bespoke Jaguar F-Type.
The two-tone model features Team Sky Pro Cycling livery, sponsor decals and "selected photographs" from fans which were collected as part of Jaguar's #GetBehindTeamSky social media campaign.
Jaguar declined to say which model Froome received but the S badging suggests it is either an F-Type S or V8 S. The F-Type S uses a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 380 HP (280 kW) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque, while the F-Type V8 S has a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that cranks out 495 HP (364 kW) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) of torque.
According to Froome, "Every young cyclist dreams of one day riding in the Tour de France, let alone winning it. I haven’t done it alone though. Team Sky has a great set of partners, and I’d like to thank Jaguar for their brilliant support over the past four years. They've invested a lot of time and ingenuity into designing the XF Sportbrake, which is the perfect race support car for us. It has been crucial to keeping the team on the road throughout the competition.”