Running a Marathon? Why not run a mega marathon in your Jaguar?​​

It's marathon season, which means people are training hard to complete the ultimate journey of a life time. Most people push their bodies to the limits, but never their Jaguar. That's why we've found the ultimate mega-marathon - The NC500 - to test out the performance capabilities of your Jaguar.


The North Coast 500 – NC500 - is a brand-new touring route, developed by Prince Charles and the North Highland initiative (NHI), aimed to showcase the best of the Scottish Highlands on a 500-mile round trip and appeal to car enthusiasts, adventurists and tourists.

“Across the globe, touring routes have become famous and are often the very reason for visitors making the journey to that country” David Whiteford, NHI Chairman.

The NC500, is being dubbed as Scotland’s answer to the world-famous Route 66 – but we’re not sure Route 66 can compare with the heritage, culture and beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

The performance capability, of our all our Jaguar models will ensure that the NC500 round trip, will be done in comfort, safety and style!


The NC500 Round Trip

The Route

The official starting point begins in the northern city of Inverness, and heads along the west coast towards Applecross, then weaves to the towns of Torridon and Ullapool.

From there, you’ll drive to the most northerly stretch visiting Caithness and John O’Groats, then eventually heading back to Inverness passing through Dingwall.

No matter if your on the country back roads or the motorway, Jaguars got your back.

The sites

Be prepared to experience a lifetime supply of culture and history, as the NC500 showcases everything from castles and mountains to beaches and hidden sea stacks.

Along your way, there are plenty of castles to explore. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the ruins of Ardvreck castle, that lies on the edge of Loch Assynt. Dunrobin castle, is a must. The French-style chateau oozes elegance and glamour and is the largest castle in the northern highlands.

If the weather’s in your favour, head to the beautiful beaches of the northern highlands. Our favourite is Achmelvich Beach, as it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery of the unspoiled beach and the never-ending blue sea.

If you need to get out and stretch your legs, try climbing one of the many mountains along the way. From Suilven, An Tealch, Ben Hope to Stac Pollaidh there’s more's more than enough to keep you entertained.

Dunrobin Castle - French style Chateaux
The peaceful beach at Achmelvic
Ben Hope Mountain - Britain's most northernly Munro

If you fancy taking your Jaguar on a mega-marathon, or even a weekend away, Jaguar has plenty of accessories that will help ease your journey! See below for a list of our favourite!

Luggage Compartment Partition - Full Height
Fork Mounted Cycle Carrier
Splash Guards
Towing System - Electrically Deployable Tow Bar

The luggage compartment partition is designed to prevent cargo from entering the passenger compartment. Not compatible with rear luggage compartment cover or rubber luggage compartment mat. Not applicable for vehicles with full size spare wheel. ECE 17 approved

Fitted to the roof, the fork mounted cycle carrier provides a simple and secure fitting with the bike front wheel removed, ideally suited to lightweight bikes and ‘racing’ wheels. A separate carrier is included for the front wheel. Easy to fit, lockable cycle carrier which carries one bike per holder. A maximum of three holders can be fitted. Requires roof cross bars T4A13875.

Jaguar branded front splash guards complement the lines of your vehicle, reduce spray and provide protection from dirt and stone chippings.

Bespoke towing system featuring an electrically deployable tow bar offering towing capability of up to 2,000kg and vertical nose load of 100kg. The electrically deployable tow bar has been designed to fit discreetly behind the bumper, providing a clean attractive finish. The system includes 13 pin towing electrics. Rear bumper valance (dependent on engine derivative) and towing module to be ordered separately

Central Armrest Chiller/Warmer
Jaguar Branded iPad Holder
Jaguar Branded Rubber Mats

Food and drinks chiller and warmer that acts as a rear centre armrest. With a leather-covered top, it is held in place by the centre seat belt and powered from the rear auxiliary socket. Ideal for long journeys with the family.

Jaguar branded iPad® holder mounts to front seat headrests providing a flexible solution for rear seat entertainment. Quick release design ensures iPad® can be fitted or removed quickly and easily. Compatible with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th generation iPads®. Not compatible with iPad Air® or iPad Mini®. iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.

Hard wearing Jaguar branded rubber mats provide added protection for your vehicle's carpets. Not applicable for AWD models. Sold as a vehicle set.

Digital tyre pressure gauge which stores recommended pressure and has a 360° rotating nozzle to locate tyre valve, LED light, tread depth gauge, measuring in psi, bar, kpa, kg/cm2 and comes complete with storage case.