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Jaguar E-Pace lands record-breaking barrel roll at worldwide debut

Jaguar E-Pace lands record-breaking barrel roll at worldwide debut

The Jaguar E-Pace is a crossover SUV that is likely to sell like hotcakes. It is about a foot shorter than the F-Pace and about an inch and half longer than the Evoque.

As for the E-Pace, it is just what the populace wanted in the first place.

That set the record as the tallest loop the loop completed in a production vehicle.

Despite up to 300PS, the Jaguar E-Pace will be a bit slower than some of its scarier rivals. In March, the British company launched the I-Pace all-electric concept SUV, which was highlighted at the Geneva Motor Show.

This was the case with the new E-Pace crossover - there were very few teasers, and the world debut in London of the new compact SUV was accompanied by a Guinness World Record for the furthest ever barrel roll jump in a production vehicle.

Jaguar has taken the wraps off its new SUV, the E-Pace, at a glittering event in the UK.

The E-Pace stunt was performed at ExCel in London, which the company said was among only a handful of venues in the United Kingdom large enough to handle the 160-meter run (about 525 feet) needed before the leap. At its United Kingdom premiere, stunt driver Terry Grant did a 50-foot barrel roll in a production-spec E-Pace, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. Terry actually holds an impressive 21 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles. And it was also the final test for E-PACE "after 25 months of work across four continents to ensure extreme durability and that it lived up to Jaguar's Art of Performance philosophy".

"This unbelievable feat really was a sight to behold", said Pravin.

"While I've seen the barrel roll stunt in film", Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel later remarked, "witnessing this incredible feat in real life was something pretty special".

Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel said: "This wonderful feat really was a sight to behold". But the E-Pace is meant to appeal to a much younger demographic who might prefer a more engaging drive, so the styling also owes something to the F-Type sportscar. This is because the United Kingdom plant is running at capacity and won't be able to churn out the expected six-figure annual production run of the E-Pace.

With the E-Pace, Jaguar has fitted its own suspension to the shared platform including a version of the F-Pace's sophisticated five-link independent rear end, and adjustable dampers offering variations in ride comfort and handling stiffness come with the optional Adaptive Dynamics package.

Luggage space, meanwhile, is 572 litres, compared to 650 litres for the F-Pace and 505 litres for the BMW X1.

Buyers will be able to choose a version with a 300hp engine sending the auto through 60mph from rest in under six seconds, and will also be able to select sporty 21-inch wheels from the options list.


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