Jaguar is worried an I-Pace SVR would be too fast


(Gunnar Helliesen) #1

How do you give the full SVR treatment to an electric car?

Answer (quote by product planning chief Hanno Kirner): “Yes, we can make [the I-Pace SVR] do 0-60mph in 1.8sec. It’s a good headline, but once you’ve done it once or twice, and lost your eyes in the back of their sockets, you might not want to do it again.

And: “I do worry that the instant torque and performance might be too much for untrained drivers. It may be that we have to impose some kind of restriction, so that the performance is limited until they have gone on a driving course or something.

Interesting conundrum to have.