Souped Up Jaguar I-Pace SVR Under Consideration

APR 15 2018 BY ANTHONY KARR 3

More luxurious and off-road-focused versions are also being evaluated.

The new Jaguar F-Pace SVR was the star at the brand’s stand in New York , but apparently the automaker is cooking up even more high-performance offerings for the future. According to a new report from Autocar, the British manufacturer is currently evaluating an SVR version of the I-Pace as a way to maintain its advantage of launching an all-electric SUV before its rivals.

Speaking to the publication in the Big Apple, Hanno Kirner, Jaguar Land Rover’s director of corporate and strategy, and also head of the SVO division, declared that Jaguar is seriously interested in expanding its SVR portfolio with the addition of the I-Pace.

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“We haven’t committed to anything, but we have begun evaluating what an electric SVR could offer and how we can make authentic SVR cars using the technology,” he told Autocar during an interview. “The I-Pace has strong levels of speed, you could say, and there are technical additions that could make various project interesting projects for SVO. That includes fast SVR versions, but also perhaps extreme luxury SVA or off-road SVX models.”

Yes, you read that right. In addition to a high performance version, Jaguar is also considering more luxurious and hardcore off-road variants of the SUV EV. Kirner’s words are echoing what John Edwards, managing director of SVO, commented earlier this month.

“Of course I would like to see it [the I-Pace SVR], but I have no shortage of crazy ideas I’d like to happen.”

In fact, a sportier I-Pace won’t be a precedent, as a track-focused version of the SUV is set to compete in a single-model promotional championship, which will include 12 cars and 10 different tracks.

The standard I-Pace is powered by a 394-horsepower (293-kilowatts) electric motor with a peak torque of 512 pound-feet (694 Newton-meters), delivered to all four wheels. The electric energy comes from a large 90-kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack, mounted between the two axles, which delivers a driving range of 240 miles (386 kilometers).

Source: Autocar

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3 Comments on "Souped Up Jaguar I-Pace SVR Under Consideration"

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It will be very interesting to see what the EPA range rating is for iPace. A 90 kWh pack should get this car far more than 240 miles of EPA range. I’m much more interested in that than any variants of a car that isn’t even available yet (but should be soon!).

Indeed! I just need range! No quarter mile stuff. Just range at 130 km/h. Get that Elon?

If they want quick 0-100km/h times, a super capacitor pack would do the job. Given the power electronics can handle it. Can be ajusted to max out what the motor(s) can handle.
Like most other people, I would trade the 0-100 time, for longer range.
For some, on the other hand quick 0-100 is the main reason they buy a car, or pay extra for a certain model.