The British automaker has decided to promote its latest high-performance model, the F-Type SVR, by introducing us to a promotional video starring regular “bad girl” and Fast and Furious start Michelle Rodriguez.
While Hollywood has been plagued recently with accusations of favoring men over women we can point the detractors to the fact that there are a few powerful ladies out there – take Jennifer Lawrence or the gal in the upcoming video – Michelle Rodriguez. I’m not going to argue too much on the subject, but it’s nice to see Jaguar tapping a powerful lady when trying to promote the new F-Type SVR, especially since Rodriguez is a fan favorite and a person that transcends easily the “latina” club. The footage has been captured on a closed highway in the Nevada desert, and the Fast and Furious star is hitting the indicated top speed of 201 miles per hour (323 km/h). “Driving this car was insane! I’ve now broken my personal speed record in the beautiful Jaguar F-Type SVR,” said Rodriguez who actually managed to trump the vehicle’s official maximum speed of 200 mph.
“Reaching 201 mph felt amazing, the car drove really smoothly, all my corrections were minimal, I was super focused, and it really reacted in all the right ways. I don’t think I’d ever go this fast without a professional driver seated next to me, but oh man, it was an incredible feeling,” she continued. If you don’t remember, Fast and Furious is a mega franchise and Rodriguez is a main hook in the ensemble star cast. Additionally, the Jaguar F-Type SVR has been unleashed earlier this year wearing a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine packing 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.