The new Jaguar E-Pace has set an official world record at the world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like roll.
The Jaguar E-Pace is a five-seat, compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle.
The E-Pace completed its world record jump at ExCeL in London – one of only a handful of venues in the UK big enough to accommodate the 160-metre run-up and run-off vital for the 15-metre leap. Behind the wheel was stunt driver Terry Grant, who has completed stunts on many film sets and holds an impressive 21 world records.
The ramps were modelled extensively using CAD before any jumps took place. Terry experienced a G-Force of 5.5 during the 270 degree twist, and required a 160-metre run up to hit the air at the correct speed.
The E-Pace is available with a range of powerful and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. The 300hp Ingenium petrol turbo engine powers the sporting SUV from 0-100 in 6.4 seconds. For customers who want the ultimate efficiency, the front-wheel drive 150hp Ingenium diesel delivers CO2 emissions of 124g/km.
Now, watch this amazing feat: