Inside evo road testing in pictures

Road testing isn't all fun and games, but mostly it is... With Experience Jaguar you can sample the life of an evo journalist

Road testers don’t have it easy. What with the trips to far away lands, inside access to some of the world’s most exciting events and endless supply of supercars to drive; well, it’s hard work, but someone’s got to do it.

Jokes aside, road testers do have a very serious responsibility. Whilst many would well up at the chance to drive a childhood hero, road testers must remain composed and professional to absorb their experiences in order to provide accurate and dependable reviews.

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Much of those reviews are based around emotion and personal experience, but large proportions are also based on definitive, measurable factors that define how good a car is. It’s not all fun and games, but rather quite a serious business indeed. 

We generally break up road testing into a few measurable areas: acceleration and braking, ride and handling, power, efficiency and economy, as well as interior, ergonomics and driving position. We use our own judgements, borrowing from our own set of expectations based on our extensive driving experience, and also compare data collected with rival cars to gauge how a car fares.

On top of that, we do lots of skids, burnouts and spend large periods of time giggling as we navigate our way down mountain passes, over tree-lined crests and around world famous circuits in rare and exotic machinery. Ok, so it’s not all hard work…

But there’s good news: as an evo reader, you too can sample the hard life of a road tester thanks to Jaguar. With Experience Jaguar, you can jump behind the wheel of a Jaguar F-type on track, gain behind the scenes access to the world famous carmaker’s factory and meet important Jaguar representatives when they attend motor shows and events throughout the year.

To kick things off, we attended Jaguar’s recent Millbrook driving event. evo journalists and readers alike were able to enjoy the F-type on the world renowned car proving ground, making for an action packed and fun day out for everyone.

To illustrate how great the day was, we've compiled a gallery above for your viewing pleasure. What's stopping you from sampling the life of an evo journalist with Jaguar?

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