New Jaguar E-Pace breaks barrel roll jump world record

By autoX Editorial | on July 15, 2017 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Jaguar E-Pace set a Guinness world record at its world premiere with a 50-foot long barrel roll jump.

At the global unveil of the Jaguar E-Pace, the brand new SUV already made its mark by breaking a Guinness world record. With an aim to prove their ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy, Jaguar used the opportunity to set a new world record when they successfully attempted the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle with their new baby SUV.

The E-Pace set the new record of 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’ jump when it covered a distance of 15.3 m / 50 feet. Jaguar stated that the record attempt was the final test for the E-Pace which has already undergone 25 months of real world testing, on different surfaces and climates across four continents, to ensure the durability of the vehicle.

The E-Pace is Jaguar’s entry level SUV which sits below the larger F-Pace. The E-Pace is a five-seat, all-wheel drive, compact SUV which was piloted by Terry Grant, a feature film stunt driver who holds 21 Guinness world record titles to his name. During the ‘Barrel Roll’ stunt with the E-Pace, Terry required a 160 metre run up to be at the optimum speed for a successful attempt. During the stunt, data revealed that Terry experienced G-Force levels of 5.5 during the twisting jump.

In 2015, Jaguar introduced the F-Pace, their first ever SUV. At the official unveiling of the car, Jaguar had then attempted and broken the Guinness world record with the loop-the-loop stunt. Next year, Jaguar is slated to reveal their first ever electric SUV, the I-Pace next year. It is safe to say, that Jaguar may make another world record attempt, only time will tell which one it will be.

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