JLR's Special Vehicle Operations has unveiled a one-off F-Type R Coupe developed as a support vehicle for Tour de France.

JLR's Special Vehicle Operations has unveiled a one-off F-Type R Coupe developed as a support vehicle for Tour de France.

Created to support Team Sky, the special F-Type R Coupe will be seen during stage 20 of the 2014 Tour de France when the riders will cover 34 miles (54 km) in a time trail event from Bergerac to Périgueux this Saturday. It has been fitted with a bespoke racking solution carrying two of the team's Pinarello Bolide TT bikes and also comes with Team Sky's livery while other graphic design features specific to the team have been implemented throughout the cabin.

Replacing the XF Sportbake support vehicle only for this stage, the special F-Type boasts a separate electric supply in the trunk offering power to the amplifiers, radios, microphones as well as horns and televisions supporting communications between the team’s sports director and the rider.

There aren't any changes in the engine area so the one-off F-Type R Coupe comes with a supercharged V8 5.0-liter engine outputting 550 PS (404 kW) and 501 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque.

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Jaguar unveils one-off F-Type R Coupe support vehicle for Tour de France