Want your 12 year-old to see what all the F-Type fuss is about? Now's your chance!
You'll know the premise behind those young driver schemes by now: pay a bit of money to get your delightful sprog behind the wheel, have them taught a few key skills and, hopefully, they might enjoy it and be keen to learn when 17 arrives. The manufacturers are probably hoping that the kids really love their particular brand, too...
Jaguar First launched in October 2015, and since then more than 5,000 kids aged between 11 and 17 have discovered what Daddy's life is really like by learning the ropes in an XE. It's perhaps not the most dynamic or aspirational Jag around, though, so Jaguar First has been extended to include a couple of cars that might pique the interest of teenagers a little more.
Now they'll be able to drive four-cylinder F-Types and F-Paces as well, the new dual-control models available at all six Jaguar First driving locations. The exploits of your little darlings can even be filmed for social media purposes if you wish, and parents are encouraged to sit in the back for the F-Pace drives as well. How bad can they be?
With safety of course a primary concern - this is not the Pre-Teen Powerslide Academy - children will be taught the driving basics, followed by junctions, roundabouts, bay and reverse parking. Certain locations also allow for driving "at higher speeds."
The new cars are on the First fleet now, with experience prices starting at £40. Book your special little guy or girl onto a course here, but don't be surprised if they come back begging you to get one of those temptingly cheap secondhand F-Types.
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