With extensive taster testing and overall refinements taking place in recent months on the production line, the first of the SmarTrack Series Elite Jaguar Project 8 cars will break cover at the BARC Race Meeting to be held next weekend (May 11/12), at Brands Hatch.

Over the course of the weekend, two fully race prepared cars will take part in four demonstration sessions of 15-20 minutes each, on the Indy circuit, giving drivers an opportunity to fine tune their cars, and for the public to witness the potential of the extraordinary 600 horsepower, 200mph all-wheel-drive machines, in the flesh.

The ground-breaking one-make series roars into life at the Kent venue before then moving on to Silverstone, where a six-car, fully competitive grid will fight out the first ever races, before returning to Brands Hatch, and subsequently on to Donington Park, Snetterton and the Algarve. Jaguar Land Rover SVO will ultimately produce 20 cars for the series, meaning grids will increase throughout the year.

On revealing the plans for the weekend, Series Founder, Graeme Glew said:

“We are delighted to be able to show off the cars this weekend, and can think of few better places to do so than Brands Hatch. Despite some delays outside of our control which have meant we are not quite ready to start competitive racing, I wanted to ensure that the public got at least a taste of things to come, so I am grateful to the BARC for providing time in a busy schedule to get out on track and introduce the cars. 

“We have more cars arriving every day, and a growing roster of engaged drivers, so we look forward to returning again in June to show the Brands Hatch public Series Elite in full competitive action”. 

Designed to appeal to both amateurs and more experienced racers aged 40 and above, Series Elite’s cars are available to purchase or to rent on an arrive-and-drive basis providing the drivers that are interested possess the minimum of a National A Licence.