Jaguar Has Gone to Great Lengths to Develop and Test the E-PACE – Across Four Continents

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Upcoming Jaguar E-PACE SUV horsepower and torque figures aren’t the only significant numbers associated with it.

Whenever a new Jaguar comes out, one of the first questions that’s asked about it is, “How much horsepower and torque does it have?” If it gets the new Ingenium four-cylinder engine, one version of it could have 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Could.

The final engine stats remain to be discovered. However, there are some numbers associated with it that we know right now. Jaguar sent us a video and some information detailing all of the hours it’s put into the E-PACE, including all of the extreme temperatures and elevations to which their engineers subjected the vehicle. Jaguar E-PACE info news 2017 2018

According to Jaguar, it built:

  • 25 prototype E-PACEs
  • and tested them for 25 months
  • on 4 continents, going from the frigid cold of the Arctic Circle to the blistering heat of Middle Eastern deserts,
  • subjecting them to temperatures as low as -40° F
  • and as high as 118.4° F.
  • During altitude testing, they drove test mules 5,000 feet above sea level.

To make sure the E-PACE performs and handles like a Jaguar, drivers lapped the Nürburgring’s “Green Hell” Nordschleife circuit more than 400 times in E-PACE development vehicles.

Overall, more than 500 engineers have put more than 120,000 hours of testing into the E-PACE. Millions of people will know what the final production version will look like when Jaguar reveals it to the world on 07/13 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Once the E-PACE hits dealership floors, it’ll have a starting price of $38,600. That is a lot of numbers to digest. Fortunately, we can make it more palatable. We hope to bring you our review of the E-PACE in the near future.

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Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

After loving cars for years and getting a bachelor's degree in Business Management, Derek decided to get an associate degree in journalism. His networking put him in contact with the editor of the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, who hired him to write freelance about automotive culture and events in Austin, Texas in 2013. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.

While watching TV with his parents one fateful evening, he saw a commercial that changed his life. In it, Jeep touted the Wrangler as the Texas Auto Writers Association's "SUV of Texas." Derek knew he had to join the organization if he was going to advance as an automotive writer. He joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in 2014 and was fortunate to meet several nice people who connected him to the representatives of several automakers and the people who could give him access to press vehicles (the first one he ever got the keys to was a Lexus LX 570). He's now a regular at TAWA's two main events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall.

Over the past several years, Derek has learned how to drive off-road in various four-wheel-drive SUVs (he even camped out for two nights in a Land Rover), and driven around various tracks in hot hatches, muscle cars, and exotics. Several of his pieces, including his article about the 2015 Ford F-150 being crowned TAWA's 2014 "Truck of Texas" and his review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, have won awards in TAWA's annual Excellence in Craft Competition. Last year, his JK Forum profile of Wagonmaster, a business that restores Jeep Wagoneers, won prizes in TAWA’s signature writing contest and its pickup- and SUV-focused Texas Truck Invitational.

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