The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270 degree corkscrew ‘barrel roll’.
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, experiencing 5.5 G’s who has completed stunts on many film sets and holds an impressive 21 Guinness World Record titles.
Jaguar says the stunt was tested and analysed on CAD (computer aided design) before the jump took place. This allowed Jaguar to work out the speed and distance required for the stunt to be pulled off successfully.
After a product talk through by Jaguar Chief Designer David Callum, he was followed by a performance from DJ Pete Tong, singer-songwriter RAYE and the Heritage Orchestra.
Terry Grant, said: “As far as I am aware, no production car has ever cleanly completed a bona-fide barrel roll and therefore it has always been an ambition of mine to perform one ever since I was a boy. After driving the Jaguar F-Pace in the record-breaking loop-the-loop, it has been amazing to help launch the next chapter of the PACE family in an even more dramatic dynamic feat.
The E-Pace has been undergoing development testing for 25 months across four continents ahead of the car performing its record setting leap. Prices for the compact SUV kick off from £28,500, with customer able to place orders now.
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