The Witness - Wheels - - RACING - PHOTO: MOTORPRESS

THE new Jaguar E-Pace last week landed in the Guin­ness World Records after a 15,3-me­tre long jump com­plete with a 270-de­gree ‘bar­rel roll’ (shown here in a time lapse photo) with stunt driver Terry Grant at the wheel. The E-Pace is the new­est mem­ber of Jaguar’s SUV fam­ily and joins the 2017 World Car of the Year, the Jaguar F-PACE, which was it­self launched with a spec­tac­u­lar world record loop-the-loop in 2015. The ramps were modelled us­ing CAD de­sign and the most dif­fi­cult part to get right was the 160 km/h exit speed. Jaguar’s adap­tive sus­pen­sion sys­tem took care of the land­ing, load­ing the sus­pen­sion and ad­just­ing the damp­ing “for im­proved roll con­trol and agility in all con­di­tions” as Jaguar states in its E-Pace brochures.

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