THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
Ultimately, the strongest selling point of the F-Pace is attributed to its design elements. Utilising Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the highly optimised monocoque structure is the only aluminium-intensive vehicle in the SUV category. “The whole aspect about an SUV is about height, but the excitement about motorcars tend to come from length— being sleek and streamlined,” Callum says. Combined seamlessly with advanced steels and composites, the agile nymph that is the F-Pace has the dramatic body that reveals nothing of its flexibility—until you’re driving it.
To put this in perspective, the F-Pace weighs as little as 1,665kg. Porsche’s lightest SUV to date, the Macan, weighs 1,770kg, which is already an impressive feat. Demonstrating this fact further, the first day had us witnessing the F-Pace balancing perfectly on a wooden plank, floating on the waters by Sveti Stefan beach. Without compromising on power, design, and fuel economy, Jaguar has created an SUV that is 80 percent aluminium, with its most powerful F-Pace going from zero to hundred in 5.5 seconds.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
While Jaguar may be a little late to the party with this crossover concept, the cliché phrase “good things come to those who wait” fits the mould in this instance. The F-Pace has been well-anticipated, and not because the British manufacturer has been driving its hype long before the official launch, but because of the indelible mark Jaguar has made over the past few decades—genuine fans of the brand display an unwavering love that boggles the mind of people who have never driven a Jaguar.
The thrusting gesture of the sporty Jaguar F-Pace surprises in the most exciting way
Windsor soft-grain leather fills the luxurious interiors for a sporty comfort
David Gandy professes his love for the automobile manufacturer