We’ve seen plenty of I-Pace spy photos, but this time AutomobileMag's spy photographer caught it exiting a trailer at Germany’s Nurburgring. For performance cars, this course is the test track for auto manufacturers with its demanding layout of banked corners and that notorious tight right-hand corner called the Bergwerk.
Jaguar is not shy when it comes to the I-Pace, there’s even a large decal with the hashtag #jaguarelectrifies on the sides and #ipace on the bonnet. With such fitted camouflage, we can see that the concept’s curves and creases has been transferred onto the production model along with its beefy grille.
Touted as a performance EV, seeing the I-Pace at Nurburgring comes as no surprise. Hitting European showrooms this year and U.S. in the second half of 2018, the I-Pace’s two electric motors should deliver 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. If that’s not impressive enough, the concept can sprint from 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds.
On the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), the I-Pace’s 90-kWh battery pack should be good for 310 miles (500 kilometers) of range per charge, but those in North America can expect to see a more conservative EPA-estimated 220 miles (354 km) on a single charge. Still competitive in the current EV segment and it’ll be even more distinctive if Jaguar can deliver on their claim of achieving 80% charge in 90 minutes with a 50kW DC rapid charger.