Youngsters driving F-Types. Jaguar has added the F-TYPE 2.0 to its Jaguar First programme, which allows children aged between 11 and 17 to get behind the wheel of its models. The addition of the F-PACE gives youngsters the rare chance to be the designated driver and demote their parents or guardians to backseat passengers.
Since launching in October 2015 with the XE, the programme has introduced more than 5,000 young people to not only the joys of driving, but also to the importance of being safe behind the wheel.
Each lesson takes place in a dual-controlled car on a specially designed private road area with one of Jaguar’s expert instructors. Optional in-car filming allows the day to be shared with family and friends on social media.
Once they’ve mastered the basics, the youngsters’ progress to junctions and roundabouts, steering through tight cones, and practice bay and reverse parking. At some venues, there are also areas where they are shown how to safely handle a car at higher speeds.
- Jaguar First experiences are available for 30, 60 or 90 minutes, and start from £39.95. Book at www.jaguarfirst.com.