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Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy

The Jaguar I-Pace is a brilliant car, but not the most obvious candidate for a one-make race series. It is an SUV, after all. But starting with the I-Pace was a shrewd move: it certainly gets people talking and allows technology derived from Jaguar’s Formula E programme to be integrated.

The eTrophy race cars are maintained by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division and are heavily based on the road car, with the same battery and inverter. Straight-line performance is mostly unchanged, but with a bodykit and race suspension, the race cars are far faster around the tight circuits on the Formula E calendar.

On the next page, discover what Jaguar is doing with one of its most iconic models.