How do you make your new mid-range SUV stand out? I mean, there’s a fair amount of competition in that bracket and even Jaguar must have difficulty creating a buzz, especially when compared to the news of their Project 8.

But then, if you were around for the launch of their F-Pace you already know the kind of thing Jaguar like to do. Yet rather than a Hotwheels-esque loop the loop, the E-Pace has gone fully airborne. Earlier this evening at London’s Excel Centre, the new all-electric SUV enters the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll.’

Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar E-Pace

It was apparently even harder than it looked. Even before the attempt the entire enterprise took months of analysis with nothing to start with; no production car has ever successfully completed a barrel roll before. During the stunt, driver Terry Grant experienced a G-Force of 5.5 during the 270 degree twist, and required a 160-metre run up to hit the air at the correct speed.

Jaguar E-Pace
Stunt driver Terry Grant

It’s not much of a selling point for the average driver of course, but seeing the E-Pace corkscrew across the arena was nothing short of spectacular. Even if the average driver isn’t planning on going airborne, the stunt still speaks volumes about Jaguar’s technical accomplishments in the car. If it can survive that, it can survive anything.

Find out more at: www.jaguar.com