Watch Jaguar I-Pace On A Smart Cone Challenge Test

MAR 27 2018 BY CHRIS BRUCE 16

Ansel Elgort put the SUV through its paces in one of Jaguar’s Smart Cone Challenges.

The last time we saw Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort, he was getting to know all about the Porsche 918. Now, the actor is helping Jaguar promote the all-electric I-Pace crossover as it makes its U.S. debut this week at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The action isn’t what you’d call super-intense, especially compared to the driving sequences filmed with a certain red Subaru in the aforementioned film. Still, Elgort manages to put the I-Pace through its, um, paces.

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The event was held in Brooklyn on a small closed course filled with Jaguar’s “smart cones.” Basically, these cones illuminate either red or green lights to notify drivers where to go next. In that sense, the course can be different each time, and drivers never know exactly where to go until the last possible moment. To Elgort’s credit, he seems to toss the heavy EV around with some gusto and according to the video, he beats the time of Jaguar’s driver who was also on hand. Elgort seems to think it may have been set up that way. We’ll leave that decision up to you.

Though admittedly a bit cheesy, the video does offer an impressive display of agility from the I-Pace. This is a smallish SUV that still tips the scales at 4,700 pounds (2342 kilograms), but it looks relatively composed in the clip. We haven’t driven the I-Pace yet so a proper report on its dance moves will have to wait until we get some proper seat time. We do know the EV holds its weight nice and low, and the battery pack is such that it carries its mass with a proper 50:50 distribution. With 394 horsepower (294 kilowatts) and 512 pound-feet (694 Newton-meters) of instant torque, the ingredients are certainly there to make the I-Pace properly exciting to drive.

Our time behind the wheel will come soon enough. In the meantime, Jaguar’s recently revealed crossover will be on display at the 2018 New York Auto Show along with the F-Pace SVR and Range Rover SV Coupe.

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Another Euro point of view

I see they love cones at Jaguar.

This is the second video involving this Jaguar & cones.

They are just differentiating themselves from Tesla.

Have you seen any video of a Tesla doing something other than 0-60 drag races. Tesla are quickly turning into the “lunk” in the Planet Fitness commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7gzmoqmL7g

What does Jaguar do? They are highlighting finish quality and driving dynamics. Not that Tesla cannot compete on those fronts, but it hasn’t figured out how to market to people who value those qualities.

Tesla Model X moose test…
https://youtu.be/Sv9Oo5TMiWw

Porsche Macan moose test…
https://youtu.be/HgVue72wqnI

ROTFLOL

Concrete barriers separating carpool lanes on the highway on the other hand will wipe the ROTFLMAO off your face.

I’m sorry dan you seem a little dense to think that any car can survive a direct hit to concrete barriers.

The key is to not write software that drives into them.

hitting a blunt end of the MB-8A, type 1 concrete barrier, without the protection of a TL-3, 8 bay, impact attenuator (45+ mph) will do that to any car… including an M1A tank.

Tesla does not market. All the drag videos are privately done.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

I remember when an SUV was capable of going offroad through deep mud, snow and over logs and rocks without a problem………sheesh.

None of these EVs are SUVs. The iPace, eTron, and iX3 are all compact CUVs, which are hatchbacks with jacked suspensions. The Model X is larger and is a minivan with fancy doors. They are all intended to be driven from the driveways to school dropoff lines of leafy coastal suburbs, not slide in mud.

Off Road Tesla Model X https://youtu.be/0kqY13f00MU

Re Model X – “the water went past my ankles – so didn’t want to take the chance”

Jaguar I-Pace official wading depth is 500mm
Model X official wading depth = 0mm

I-Pace tested on the same development off road track as other Land Rover products.

See from 22.19 in – and that is it driving around on 22″ wheels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETrEEbvEVPk

OK, its no Defender but with air suspension its more capable than many SUV’s out there

Can’t wait for the ipace offroad videos from real buyers! ROTFLMAO

But at least real I-Pace owners will not be afraid to wade through a foot of water.

Quite honestly a RAV 4 could have gone where that Model X went ……and then actually driven through the water.

But at least real I-Pace owners? who? you mean fake owners in jag’s videos?

“But at least real I-Pace owners? who? you mean fake owners in jag’s videos?”

No, I mean real I-Pace owners in REAL life.