Shame it didn’t quite go to plan.
There was no shortage of automotive action for gearheads to enjoy at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. A brand-new arena showcased everything from a crazy Lamborghini Huracan drift car to insane bike stunts. A huge variety of cars also tackled the famous hill climb, with the electric Volkswagen ID.R setting a new all-time record of 39.9 seconds.
The most unusual lap of the day, however, was performed by a Jaguar F-Type, which tackled the Goodwood Hillclimb on two wheels. The impressive stunt was performed by Terry Grant, who drove up a ramp and managed to precariously balance the two-seat sports car on two wheels for the entire run, which took just under four minutes – but it wasn’t without issue.
Still, it’s an impressive display of car control. Grant comes close to tipping the car over on several occasions but skillfully keeps it under control. Unfortunately, however, the F-Type appears to have suffered some mechanical issues. Smoke can be seen coming from the rear end as the rear differential struggles to cope under the strain.
This isn’t the first time a Jaguar Land Rover model has been driven on two wheels at Goodwood. Last year, Grant did the same stunt in a Range Rover Sport SVR and even set a new world record for the fastest one mile covered with a car on two wheels, beating his previous time by over 30 seconds. Prior to that, Jaguar Land Rover also enlisted Grant to promote the F-Pace at Goodwood by driving the SUV up the hill on two wheels.
As for the Jaguar F-Type’s future, recent spy shots have confirmed the flagship sports car will be getting an updated exterior with slimmer headlights, more angular intakes, and a new grille, while rumors suggest the 5.0-liter V8 will be replaced with a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter turbocharged V8.