BEHIND THE SCENES: HOW JAGUAR ACHIEVED A BARREL ROLL WITH NEW E-PACE SUV

24 July 2017

Jaguar has released a short behind-the-scenes documentary offering viewers the chance to see how its engineers brought a perilous barrel roll stunt from concept to reality.

  • Short documentary explores how Jaguar engineers achieved the epic barrel roll
  • Six months of planning went into the feat, inspired by cinema’s most iconic car stunt
  • Agile, responsive chassis and sports car driveline deliver ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy
NEW JAGUAR E-PACE ROLLS INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
NEW JAGUAR E-PACE ROLLS INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

The stunt, which was six months in the making, was over in just 1.5 seconds when the E-PACE was revealed to the world at London’s ExCeL on Thursday 13th July. Jaguar leapt into GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ history with its new performance SUV for the furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle. Over a million people* watched the stunt within the first week online.

 

WATCH BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BARREL ROLL

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AND SHARE THE FILM

It’s in an engineer’s nature to want to continually improve. We asked ourselves ‘how do we better the F-PACE loop’, which was spectacular. The next natural evolution for Jaguar was to push the car to leave the ground.

Graham Wilkins
Chief Engineer of the Jaguar E-PACE

The E-PACE withstood an impressive 33 test jumps, with only minor safety modifications – including the fitment of a roll cage –made to the vehicle. Its strong and stiff body, which is comprised of boron steel and aluminium, ensured the car easily withstood the extreme durability testing.

The feat, inspired by cinema’s most iconic car stunt, was overseen by experienced stunt personnel, including veteran stunt co-ordinator Gary Powell  and Terry Grant, the stuntman behind the wheel and holder of a further 21 ‘officially-amazing’ GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles. These include the spectacular GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title setting loop-the- loop in 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y64JhPtpicA

E-PACE BARREL ROLL
E-PACE BARREL ROLL
Jag E-Pace 18MY Barrel Roll Plan
NEW JAGUAR E-PACE ROLLS INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
Jag E-Pace 18MY Barrel Roll Plan

As far as I am aware no production car has ever cleanly completed a bona-fide barrel roll and therefore it has always been an ambition of mine to perform one ever since I was a boy. After driving the Jaguar F-PACE in the record-breaking loop-the-loop, it has been amazing to help launch the next chapter of the PACE family in an even more dramatic dynamic feat.

Terry Grant
stunt driver

WATCH THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE-HOLDING JAGUAR E-PACE REVEAL FILM 

 

Click Here

The E-PACE is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family, joining the ground-breaking all-electric I-PACE Concept and the 2017 World Car of the Year, the Jaguar F-PACE.

Further information

Notes to Editors

*Organic reach on YouTube

 

Jaguar’s heritage of elegant design and breath taking performance has excited and delighted the world for 80 years. Today’s world-class Jaguar family embodies The Art of Performance, with the remarkable, much admired and award-winning XE, XF and XJ saloons, the dramatic F-TYPE sports car and the F-PACE performance crossover – the fastest-selling Jaguar ever.

 

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title-holding Jaguar E-PACE reveal can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/9yatAJVA_4E

 

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