A little more than a year ago the Jaguar I-Pace was launched, the first 100% electric model of the British brand, competing frontally with the Tesla Model X and more recently the Audi E-Tron. With 400 horsepower from its two engines placed on each axle, the SUV was previously quite powerful, styling at the pole some thermal sports with its 0 to 100 km / h shot in only 4.8 seconds. But it was not counting on the teams of the SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) division of the manufacturer, who are currently working on a more efficient version, as reported by our fellow British Autocar site.
In a recent interview, the director of the special operations section Michael Van der Sande has revealed that an SVR version is currently under development. " it's not a question of if, but of when said the former boss of Alpine, saying that the implementation of such a declination was already validated internally, and that its launch was now only a matter of time. For now, no information on the technical sheet of this variant has filtered, but the firm could undoubtedly draw inspiration from its experience in competition to develop it. And for good reason, SVO, the branch dedicated to the operations of the brand is also responsible for the design of vehicles engaged in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy.
Jaguar, but not that
If Jaguar promises not to give up sports despite the massive arrival of electrification in its range, it is not the only manufacturer to adopt this strategy. And for good reason, AMG plans to tackle the new EQC, as well as future electric models developed by Mercedes, while Tesla for example, wants to go further, as evidenced by the presence of a Model S on the Nürburgring a few weeks ago. A stroke of communication in response to Porsche, recently arrived on the segment of electric cars with its Taycan, a high performance zero-emission sedan whose power reaches the 761 horses for its most upscale version.
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