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THE JAGUAR #04

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A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve | The inside line on the creation of the revolutionary I-PACE | Reinventing a classic: meet the E-type Concept Zero | Fifty years of the iconic XJ saloon | Exclusive interview with tennis star Johanna Konta | Can supercomputers revolutionise art?

I-PACE FIRST DRIVE

I-PACE FIRST DRIVE “THE I-PACE OFFERS THE PERFORMANCE OF A SPORTS CAR, BUT THE ECO-FRIENDLINESS OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE” 16 THE JAGUAR

The round trip through the Algarve in southern Portugal took our writer and photographer for a 140-mile drive along some of Europe’s best driving roads. On a full charge, the I-PACE’s 90kWh battery offers up to 292 miles of range 2 – more than enough to discover this thriving region twice over Atlantic Ocean Sagres Lagos Autódromo PORTUGAL Portimão 1: Model shown is a Jaguar I-PACE First Edition in Photon Red, with 22" 5 spoke ‘Style 5069’ alloy wheels in Gloss Black with Diamond Turned finish and carbon inserts which are available as an option. Photon Red is exclusive to First Edition for the first model year only. All features described as exclusive to I-PACE First Edition may become available as options in future model years. Contact your local Jaguar Land Rover retailer for more information. 2: Range: 470km (292miles). EV range figures are based upon a production vehicle over a standardised route. Range achieved will vary dependent on vehicle and battery condition, actual route and environment and driving style. We’re driving the new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, resplendent in Photon Red paintwork, through the Portuguese Algarve1. It’s fair to say this performance SUV – revealed just a few months before at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show – stands out for all the right reasons. As an I-PACE First Edition, this particular model is only available for purchase for the first year of production and comes with a host of special First Edition features like Windsor Leather Seats, First Edition Treadplates, Fixed Panoramic Roof and Matrix LED Headlights. Street-level crowd reaction is certainly strong and excitable. A group of local teenage boys sidle up and strike up conversation; a middle-aged couple snap away like paparazzi, before explaining the reason: their daughter has already ordered an I-PACE so they’re keen to take photos as evidence that they’ve seen it on the road before her. Everywhere it goes on our journey – from bustling coastal resorts to remote mountain villages – onlookers react the same way: they all recognise the famous Jaguar badge but haven’t seen this type of Jaguar before. This Jaguar, the I-PACE, offers the performance of a sports car – 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and a 124mph top speed – but the eco-friendliness of an electric vehicle, with zero CO₂ tailpipe emissions in use. Its 90kWh battery ensures up to 292 miles of range on a full charge2, allowing exploration of the beautiful Portuguese countryside with a clean conscience and without a hint of range anxiety. THE JAGUAR 17

 

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THE JAGUAR magazine celebrates the art of performance with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from dynamic driving to seductive design and cutting-edge technology.

In the latest issue of The Jaguar magazine, we tour beautiful Portugal in the game-changing New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE, and learn what it took to build this truly desirable electric vehicle by interviewing the key players involved in its creation. The themes of cutting-edge innovation continue as we get a first look at a classic E-type with a difference, and explore the latest trends in creative artificial intelligence and smart home technology. Get an insight into the world of high performance through our interviews of Formula E racing driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and tennis star Johanna Konta, and join us for visceral thrills as we hit the Jaguar Ice Academy’s Arctic tracks along with some unusual passengers.

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