Jaguar Takes I-PACE To The Monaco Grand Prix

  • Jaguar's first all-electric car, the I-PACE, performs a secret lap of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit
  • Capable of producing 400PS and 696Nm, the I-PACE delivered a dynamic lap thanks also to the all-wheel drive, lightweight suspension and low centre of gravity

Jaguar's new and first all-electric car was taken out for a drive at the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, the perfect place to conduct a secret test of the I-PACE's abilities in the dead of night. Thanks to the 400PS and 686Nm of force produced by the EV's dual electric motors, the I-PACE can accelerate from naught to sixty in a staggering 4.8 seconds. Howbeit, this speed does not compromise the handling, which allowed the I-PACE to make quick work of the circuit's twists and turns.

The I-PACE makes use of a next-generation 90kWh Lithium-ion battery which can power the vehicle for a total range of 480km. The battery can even charge from 0 to 80% capacity with just 40 minutes of charge time from a 100kW socket. The battery isn't the only notable feature; the exterior design is similar to that of Jaguar concept car which combined with the fact the I-PACE has an on-board artificial intelligence, the I-PACE is the future, today.

Development of the I-PACE was due in part to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing FIA Formula E Championship skills and knowledge, allowing Jaguar to create the world's first production battery electric vehicle race series using a circuit-ready variant of the I-PACE.

Towards the close of 2018, near the fifth season of Formula E, the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations will produce 20 I-PACE eTROPHY race cars for the special race series. The second-generation Formula E cars will are also expected to compete for the Grand Prix Championship.

Monaco is known all over the world for their passion for motorsports. They are also well known worldwide for making remarkable progress when it comes to sustainability, renewable energy, electric car and bike sharing schemes and monitoring of the quality of air.