The new Jaguar E-Pace made one of the most epic world debuts of recent times as it set an official Guinness World Record title during its launch yesterday.
The SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’.
According to Jaguar, the purpose of the stunt was to demonstrate the agility, precision and performance of its newest SUV, which was recently being tested for 25-months under the most extreme conditions around the world.
Available with a range of powerful and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, the E-Pace also comes with features like the Active Driveline all-wheel-drive system, Adaptive Dynamics suspension system, the company’s next-generation Head-Up Display technology, digital connectivity in the cabin, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen among others.
Jaguar also claims that the E-Pace’s chassis is capable of towing up to 1,800kg, making it ideal for customers who would want an SUV for both business and pleasure.
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.
Coming back to the stunt, behind the wheel of the record-breaking E-Pace was stunt driver Terry Grant, who has completed stunts on many film sets and holds an impressive 21 Guinness World Record Titles.