Automaker plans to produce just 2,000 F-Pace SUVs initially.
September 17, 2015
by PLANT Staff with files from The Canadian Press
FRANKFURT — Luxury carmaker Jaguar’s first SUV threw people, quite literally, for a loop at a reveal event in Germany, breaking a world record in the process.
With veteran pro stunt driver Terry Grant at the wheel, the F-Pace SUV sped towards a “loop the loop,” performing the world’s largest-ever as part of its introduction to the world at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
The automaker said Grant encountered forces of over 6Gs as the vehicle complete the 19.08 metre-high loop.
Jaguar’s F-PACE SUV borrows elements from the company’s F-Type sports car in a bid to combine higher driver seating with a livelier, sports-car like driving experience. Top speed is 250 kph (155 mph). The all-wheel drive vehicle can adapt automatically to different road surfaces to avoid losing traction, for instance setting an aggressive throttle to plow through deep snow and a slower one for ice. It is available with partly automated parking assist that measures the space and steers in, so the driver only has to work the accelerator and the brakes.
It’s priced starting at $40,990 for the base level diesel, $42,390 for a 340-horsepower gasoline engine and $56,700 for a 380-horsepower gas engine.
The F-Pace will initially only be offered as a special, limited edition launch model. Just 2000 examples worldwide are scheduled for production.
Check out the awesome video below from the Frankfurt reveal event.