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Jaguar E-Pace revealed with a record-breaking barrel roll

July 17, 2017driversclub

Jaguar Land Rover has made ambitious lavish car reveals their thing in recent years.

From the fourth-gen Range Rover smashing through a man-made waterfall in the centre of Paris to the XE dangling from a helicopter above central London, it’s obvious that subtlety is in short supply at JLR.

It was no different with last night’s reveal of Jaguar’s new E-Pace as the performance compact SUV launched into the record books by landing the furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle.

The car cleared a 15.3-metre jump all while rotating in a 270-degree corkscrew-like tumble, and it was a worthy follow-up to the record-setting loop-the-loop achieved by the F-Pace in 2015.

Many a jaw crashed to the floor when we saw this latest stunt in the Petrol News office and we’re certain you’ll have a similar reaction when you watch it here.

Priced from £28,500, the E-Pace is available to order now, with customer deliveries for the Audi Q3 rival commencing from early 2018.

It will be the first Jaguar to exclusively feature Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, with the most potent option capable of a sub-six-second 0-60mph sprint.

Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum said the E-Pace used established brand design traits to make it instantly recognisable as “the sports car of its class”.

He commented: “Our new compact SUV combines the interior space, connectivity and security that families expect with the kind of proportions, purity of design and performance not usually associated with such a practical vehicle.”

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, added: “With the F-Pace and XE, Jaguar has set a dangerous precedent for mindblowing reveals to match their class-leading cars. We expect nothing less than record-breaking when it comes to revealing the next important Jaguar model.”

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