Formula E President takes a Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy out for a ride
Alejandro Agag, current President of the Formula E championship, has recently taken the racing modification of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy battery SUV to a trial ride on the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit in Berlin, Germany.
The track-only version of eTrophy features new, originally-styled wheels, reinforced carbon-ceramic brakes with body-matching supports, a rear wing, a diffusor and a sport-grade aerodynamic splitter.
Jaguar equipped the vehicle with the engine and the 90 kWh battery taken from the street-legal model without making significant modifications. The nominal performance level is 400 hp / 295 kW, but can be temporarily boosted to 442 hp / 300 kW.
Perhaps the main improvement of the I-Pace eTrophy racecar over its street counterpart is its weight. After the engineers got rid of all the auxiliary equipment, trimming and noise proofing, the car shed over 200 kilograms (440 lbs) and now weighs 1,965 kg (4,332 lbs). It also now accelerates 0-100 mph (0-62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, which is 0.5 s better than the production car can do.
The all-electric I-Pace SUV marks Jaguar’s first step toward “total environmental friendliness”. Each vehicle in the entire Jaguar lineup will get an electrified version starting in 2020.