In the car's racing debut the Carvell Motorsport team of Rob Carvell, Nathan Freke and Colin White won their class at the Nurburgring 24 Hours driving a Jaguar XF-S.
“We had very little running prior to the race,” said team principal Ian Carvell, “meaning our aim was to put in a solid performance and finish. To win our class and complete the race as the leading diesel is an incredible result for us – and testament to the strength and efficiency of the XF. It was quick and consistent over the 24hrs.”
In a race of changing conditions around the fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife the team completed 109 laps of the 14 mile track, ten more than their nearest class rivals.
“The team did an incredible job,” said Andy Whyman, Chief Programme Engineer of the XF. “On behalf of Jaguar Cars I would like to congratulate them on a fantastic result. I'm proud that they chose an XF as the basis for their Nurburgring race effort and their faith in the car was rewarded in such spectacular style.”