Jaguar builds F-TYPE Concept for Tour de France

Two of the manliest things I can think of are A.) competitive cycling and B.) the sounds of the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe’s V8 exhaust bellows. Delightfully, the two have finally been combined into one stunning package.

If, in your head, you’re debating the masculinity of a sport that requires men with virtually no upper-body muscle to ride around France in spandex, think again. It takes a real man to ride – on a carbon fiber saddle – for eight hours, averaging 40 mph over hill and dale.

In order to make that manly pursuit even manlier, Jaguar has created the “Special Vehicle Operations Builds F-TYPE Concept”. Built for Team Sky, the F-TYPE R Coupe will support riders during the Tour’s July, Saturday 26th time trial (TT).

This black-and-blue Jag is more than an F-TYPE R with special graphics – though, it has those, too. It’s also been fitted with “a new racking solution, which carries two of the team’s Pinarello Bolide TT bikes.”


If that weren’t enough to satiate the needs of Team Sky, the Jag has also been fitted modified to include an additional power supply in the trunk area for charging of the team’s radios, amplifiers, microphones, horns and televisions, which support communications between Team Sky’s Sports Director and the rider.

Also, Jag’s designers have carried in the black with blue racing stripe color scheme into the stunning cabin. There, occupants will find a mostly black interior, accented by bright blue on the seats and bits of the dash.

I am a big fan of cycling, the Tour and of Jag. So, to say this car connects on all sprockets for me would be A.) a really lame joke and B.) an understatement.

So, cheers, Jag. Thanks for finding a way to make me lust after the F-TYPE R Coupe just that much more.

Grooming

These Gyms Have the Best Grooming Products and Amenities

A good gym will have enough great grooming goods to relieve you of a kettlebell’s worth of product from your gym bag.
Auto

Jaguar’s Newest F-Type is Rally Car Begging to Go Off Road

Jaguar XK 120 (left) and the rally-ready Jaguar F-Type (right). Dirt is a special substance. It can be both soft and hard. Dirty and clean. And when you’re flying across a section of dirt road in a specially outfitted rally car, it can be…
Culture

Stay Fit This Winter with the Best Off-Season Training Gear for Men

We’ve pulled together some essentials for training outside long after the good weather’s gone.
Food & Drink

Fennel Will Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient

These five drink recipes prove the herbal ingredient isn't just for bright salads and rich sausage.
Living

Goto House Is the Hexagonal Home of Your Dreams

When your client is a skilled engineer, you know you have to come up with an architectural jewel of a home.
Living

Find Perfect Harmony Between Architecture and Nature at Amangiri Resort

This secluded desert getaway is helping to reshape the idea of what Southwestern style can be.
Living

Baby on the Way? Here’s How to Support Your Pregnant Wife

Pregnancy requires you to get proactive, pal. She’s driving the car, but you are the entire pit crew.
Living

How to Clean Your House or Apartment in 30 Minutes or Less

This isn’t a deep clean. It’s an, “Oh shit, I really should have done something earlier and now it’s gonna take a miracle to do this” clean.
Living

Dive In (Literally) to This Minimalist Lakeside Retreat in the Netherlands

Once the walls open up, you can dive right into the water from the living room.
Living

An Old Garage Is Transformed Into an Artist’s Home and Studio in San Francisco

Yes, that's a red Fiat hanging from the ceiling.
Living

From Milan to Mars, Architect Stefano Boeri is Creating Vertical Forests

A combination of housing shortages and climate change led to the creation of Vertical Forests which blend housing and landscaping into one amazing building.
Living

What’s a Salt Cave and Why Are They So Damned Relaxing?

Experiencing Halotherapy in a salt cave can be pure relaxation or relaxing purification depending on how you look at it.
Food & Drink

Say No to Disposables with All the Best Reusable Lunch Gear for Guys

From straws to cutlery to sandwich bags, there's a reusable option for everything that comes with a traditional takeout lunch.
Living

Heat Up Your Digs with One of Our Picks for the Best Space Heaters

Admit it, you need a little extra warmth this winter.