Built specifically for Team Sky’s assault on stage 20 of the Tour de France, this brand new Jaguar F-Type Coupé, and its 5-litre V8 supercharged engine, will mean the team’s sport directors will have no problem keeping up with their riders in this Saturday’s individual time trial.

This concept of Jaguar’s newest performance car was built for Team Sky by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team. In addition to the resplendent custom paint job, the car has been modified with a custom racking solution to carry two Pinarello Bolide time trial bike

The F-TYPE Coupé bespoke features doesn’t stop there it also includes a separate electric supply in the boot to power all the radios, amps, microphones, horns and televisions that the team’s sport directors need to keep tabs on the race and communicate with riders from the comfort of the team car.

Sir Dave Brailsford, team principal at Team Sky, said: “Jaguar is an iconic British brand that has been an integral partner for Team Sky for over four years.

“We have already benefited from their high performance credentials and expertise in technological capabilities and engineering innovations, particularly with the recent development of the Pinarello Dogma F8.

Richie Porte, Dave Brailsford and Geraint Thomas with the new Team Sky-issue Jaguar F-TYPE

The team will have the fast car on the road during stage 20 after Jaguar produced the bespoke F-TYPE Coupé for the 54km individual time trial from Bergerac to Périgueux on Saturday (July 26).

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John is obsessed with cycling and all about Italian bikes. John is fascinated by the prestige and tradition of Italian cycling and everything that it represents. His passion for vintage classic bikes is contagious and in particular his love for old school Pinarello. Having ridden some of Italy's monster climbs, including the famed 48 switch backs of Passo dello Stelvio, John likes to ride bikes that are showered in history and esteem, much like the famed climbs of the Giro D'Italia. John rides a Pinarello Quattro with full Campagnolo componentry.