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Video: Jaguar barrel rolls the E-Pace into the Guinness Book of World Records

Video: Jaguar barrel rolls the...
Jaguar has gone big for the launch of the new E-Pace
Jaguar has gone big for the launch of the new E-Pace
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The E-Pace takes off from its ramp
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The E-Pace takes off from its ramp
The E-Pace was launched with a massive barrel roll
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The E-Pace was launched with a massive barrel roll
If you ever end up in this position, we'd recommend holding on tight 
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If you ever end up in this position, we'd recommend holding on tight 
The E-Pace completed a full 270-degree rotation
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The E-Pace completed a full 270-degree rotation
Jaguar has gone big for the launch of the new E-Pace
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Jaguar has gone big for the launch of the new E-Pace
The E-Pace prior to completing its barrel roll
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The E-Pace prior to completing its barrel roll
The Jaguar E-Pace before landing on all four wheels 
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The Jaguar E-Pace before landing on all four wheels 
Touchdown in the Jaguar E-Pace
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Touchdown in the Jaguar E-Pace
A time lapse of the E-Pace in flight
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A time lapse of the E-Pace in flight
The E-Pace rolling through the air 
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The E-Pace rolling through the air 
The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
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The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
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The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
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The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
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The E-Pace and driver Terry Grant are now both world record holders
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Some car manufacturers use motor shows to launch their cars, and some favour intimate events full of influencers and celebrities who can drum up some #hype. Jaguar decided to take a different approach for the E-Pace, which was launched – literally – with the world's longest barrel roll for a production vehicle.

Although it's the smallest SUV in the Jaguar lineup, there was nothing small about the jump performed by the E-Pace to claim a Guinness World Record. The gap between takeoff and landing was a whopping 15.3 m (50 ft) and the car performed a 270-degree barrel roll in the air as it covered that distance. Suffice to say, the footage is seriously impressive.

"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," says driver Terry Grant. "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."

You can check out the video below, and stay tuned for our full E-Pace wrap up.

Source: Jaguar

New Jaguar E-PACE | GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Barrel Roll

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4 comments
Martin Winlow
Crikey!
Tesla - 0 Jaguar - 1
Gregg Eshelman
That is not a "production vehicle" In some of the images a 5th wheel or skid can clearly be seen at the rear. That's the same trick that was used to get the takeoff 'kick' just right, and a special takeoff ram with a section that collapsed to start the spin on the original Astro Spiral jump for "The Man With the Golden Gun" James Bond movie in 1974. It was the first vehicle stunt designed with the aid of computer 3D modeling.
What about all the smooth paneling on the underside? Is that on the production version?
This stunt was done in 2011 in a modified Chevy Sonic. Note the skidplates and 'kicker' mounted between the rear wheels. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/how-to-do-a-barrel-roll-in-a-chevrolet-sonic/
When someone can do this stunt in a 100% unmodified production vehicle, then they'll have something.
Username
the article should mention The Man with the Golden Gun, AMC Hornet. (though it was modified) and the AMC Javelin original (as in first) 1972 jump on which is was modeled.
mike50
Aileron roll.