New Jaguar jumps to record

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Added On July 16, 2017

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The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official Guiness World Records title at its world premiere. 
 
The SUV leapt straight into the record books with a jump measuring 15.3m, through a 270-degree 'barrel roll'.
 
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The feat was the final test for E-PACE after 25 gruelling months of work across four continents, putting it together.
 
SOUNDBITE: PRAVIN PATEL, Adjudicator
"This is a new record so a new set of guidelines have to be made up. We made the mode type of Jaguar. We made them up. And I have to make sure that every point of that guideline was met."
 
The E-PACE completed its world record jump at the ExCeL in London – one of only a handful of venues in the UK big enough to accommodate the 160-metre run-up needed for the 15-metre leap. 
 
The barrel roll is not one to be tried at home; months of testing and analysis were completed to fine-tune the stunt, including achieving precisely the correct speed of run-up. 
 
The ramps were modelled extensively using computer design, before any jumps took place. 
 
Behind the wheel was stunt driver Terry Grant, who has completed stunts on many film sets and holds an impressive 21 Guiness World Record titles.
 
SOUNDBITE: TERRY GRANT, Stunt driver
"It's a dream come true for me. It's another one on my list. We managed to do the largest loop in the world, which was seven stories high. It was a dream of my mind and I still want to do it. This was since I was a kid, this was the one I wanted to be able to do. We done it, I mean, it was so so good, you know, if you look back at the landing, it's sweeter than anything."
 
The Jaguar E-PACE is a new five-seat, compact SUV, designed to pack the design and performance of a sports car into an everyday all-wheel-drive vehicle.