Jaguar I-Pace SVR will become an electric SUVSeptember 24, 2019
Michael Van der Sande, Head of Special Operations at JLR, admitted that the SVR I-Pace is an “when, not if” question.
Jaguar has announced that it will follow the same road as the Audi E-Tron, whose “charged” prototype was seen at the Nurburgring, developing a more productive version of its zero-emissions SUV.
Michael van der Sande noted that the high-performance version will “happen”, but not in the near future, since the Jaguar SVO division has higher priorities at the moment. The focus is now on the release of “charged” models, which are projected to increase sales, which is why the more sporty version of the company’s first electric car is currently in the background.
The “Car of the Year in Europe 2019” has already spawned a more flexible version of the eTrophy racing car participating in the main Formula E series. Iteration of the electric SUV under the SVR brand is expected to receive a significant increase in horsepower, which is likely to be complemented by an increase in instant torque, which, therefore, will reduce the time required to disperse to “hundreds”, which in the standard model takes 4.5 seconds.
Audi and Jaguar are not the only brands preparing “charged” versions of their electric SUVs, as Mercedes has repeatedly stated that AMG will tune EQ models, so an enhanced EQ may eventually appear. It goes without saying that Tesla is widely regarded as a trendsetter in Model X, which will create a crazy three-engine version with the “Plaid” powerplant, which is used in Model S and in the second generation roadster.
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