What better way to celebrate your 80th birthday than break a loop-the-loop world record? Jaguar marked the occasion by sending its first family sports car on a full 360-degree spin ahead of its global motor show debut in Frankfurt.

The new F-PACE, which is built at the i54 business park in Wolverhampton not far from our Cannock store, was driven with daring precision by expert British stunt driver Terry Grant.

The spectacular feat saw Jaguar’s SUV-meets-sports-car withstand extreme forces of 6.5G as it completed the giant 19.08 metre-tall loop, breaking Guinness World Record for largest-ever ‘loop the loop’. Watch the action below:

Months of planning went in to ensuring that both car and driver could complete this world record-breaking challenge. Precise physics, angles, speeds and dimensions were considered by a team of experts including structural engineers, mathematicians and safety experts.

Stunt driver Terry, who hit the loop at 53mph, said: “Driving the world’s largest loop tonight was a very proud moment in my career. The F-PACE’s supreme performance credentials and rigid lightweight structure gave me complete confidence that I had the strength and driving agility needed. I am delighted to bring the Guinness World Record back to the UK and help Jaguar run rings around their competitors ahead of the motor show tomorrow.”

Good pun. He’s loopy.

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