One of the perks of being an auto-journalist is getting to drive cars way above our pay-scales. So when Jaguar invited me for an afternoon with the British cats, I wasn’t going to look the other way. The soaring temperatures of mid-May notwithstanding, I turned up an hour early to ogle at the entire Jaguar fleet. Enthusiasts and fanboys will know what I’m talking about. I am referring to, of course, the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour. For the uninitiated, the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour is an annual experience-drive where owners (both existing and prospective) are given an opportunity to drive and familiarise themselves with the capability of Jaguar’s vehicles.
The event is held across all major cities in India. This year, the Jaguar line-up for the day included the entry-level XE, the mid-size XF and the ultra-luxurious XJ L. The F-Pace SUV and the adrenaline-rushing F-Type were also on the list. So, the day kick-started with a quick briefing by ace race-car driver and mentor, Rayomand Banajee. We were then split into groups and I moved towards my first activity for the day, the Lane Change Maneuver.