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New Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience Lets You Drive Classic Jags On the Track

A new program from Jaguar Land Rover just launched with its first customers getting the behind the wheel of some beautiful, classic Jaguar vehicles in a variety of experiences.

The new Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience launched this week with lucky drivers arriving at the Fen End vehicle test facility near the home of Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands of England. There, a variety of driving experiences are available, ranging from one-hour jaunts to half-day Le Mans 24 Hours race-themed specials.

Professional drivers guide the Experience goers in a full-hospitality "Grace and Pace" program. Vehicles available include a collection of heritage vehicles and the 2015 Heritage Driving Experience will culminate in a new historic racing series for pre-1966 Jaguar models called the 2015 Jaguar Heritage Challenge.

The program is experimental, but is expected to be successful, having opened on Thursday at the 200-acre testing facility in Fen End. Vehicles available include the Le Mans-racing Jaguar D-type, an E-type, and the F-Type R Coupe. Most of the cars come from the recent purchase Jaguar made of over 500 British heritage cars from private collector Dr. James Hull.

Along with the cars available for driving, a new collection is on display. aguar’s ‘Perfect Ten’ – ten of the most important historic models from Jaguar’s history, selected by a distinguished panel, including design director Ian Callum, Lord March of the Goodwood Estate and AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson. Early visitors to Jaguar’s Heritage Experience days will be invited to exclusive guided viewings of this ‘Perfect Ten’ exhibition, installed at Fen End for a limited period following its recent launch at the Jaguar XE reveal at Earls Court, London.

This collection includes the ex-1938 Earls Court Motor Show Jaguar SS100, the "NUB 120" XK120 rally car, the first Jaguar E-type of 1961, a 1968 series 1 XJ6, and the Le Mans winning Jaguar XJR-9 (1988).

The Jaguar Heritage Drive Experience is priced affordably, starting at £95 and working up to £250 ($149 - $391) with the Le Mans experience priced at £750 ($1,175). Learn more here.