Cycling the length and breadth of France faster than anyone else this year must have been very rewarding for Chris Froome, but Jaguar have just made his achievement even sweeter. Chris Froome has just been awarded a bespoke Jaguar F-Type for completing and winning the 2013 Tour de France.
The model features a unique two-tone paint job, and features Team Sky Pro livery, sponsor decals, and selected pictures from fans who were part of Jaguar’s #GetBehindTeamSky social media campaign.
Jaguar has not been clear about which model Froome received, but the S badge suggests it will either be the F-Type V6S or V8 S. The F-Type S uses a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 280kW and 460Nm of torque, while the F-Type V8 S has a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 364kW and 625Nm of torque.
The F-Type’s interior features a driver-focused philosophy, with engaging controls encased in dramatic architecture. Unique technical grains tailor the trim materials, further differentiating the dual-cockpit cabin.
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.”