Jaguar has decided to go the Nürburgring taxi ride route, and has picked a long wheelbase XJ Supersport for the job as the company’s particular Nordschleife cab.

Finished in non-standard matt grey paint and dressed up with an exterior Sport Pack, the dedicated Ring cat is also specified with the Speed Pack, which raises its electronically-limited top speed from 250 km/h to 280 km/h. Otherwise, the car is mechanically standard, with the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 offering 510 PS for output.

Inside, a few of the XJ’s usual creature comforts have been replaced in order to keep its occupants securely in place during the rapid shuttle service, but the car seats four comfortably.

Gone are the standard leather-trimmed heated and cooled seats, and in their place are four race seats, each equipped with four-point harnesses. A full bespoke roll cage completes the interior changes.