The Jaguar I-Pace has exploded onto the internet in the last 24 hours but Jaguar took its launch one-step further by drag racing an I-Pace against a Tesla Model X rival.

FOLLOWING THE REVEAL of the Jaguar I-Pace, Jaguar has released a video of a drag race between the i-Pace and its electric SUV rival, the Tesla Model X. The race was 0-96-0km/h and took place at the Autodromo Hermanes Rodriguez ePrix circuit in Mexico City, ahead of the Formula E race this weekend.

Both a Tesla Model X 75D and 100D were used in the race. The Jaguar I-Pace was driven by Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans, while the Teslas have former IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan behind the wheel.

We won’t spoil the video but the fact Jaguar produced and released the thing kind of gives the game away. The I-Pace will sell in Australia from $119,000+ORC while the Model X 75D lists from $139,834+ORC, the 100D from $172,516+ORC and the P100D from $255,534+ORC. The I-Pace boasts a faster 0-100km/h time and better range.


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  1. Thanks for the video.
    Regarding “0-60-0km/h”; the race is 0 – 60 (98km/hr) – 0. 🙂

    Although the Tesla X is a bigger SUV (& can be a 7 seater) than the I-Pace, the straightline performance of the I-Pace is very good, and it’s pricing is very competitive compared to the Tesla X 75D and 100D.

    A petrol equivalent to the I-Pace can possibly be the RRP $113,700 Porsche Macan GTS.
    The I-Pace is 4,682mm in length whilst the Macan is 4,692mm.
    The I-Pace does 4.8 sec to 100km/hr whilst the GTS is slower at 5.2 sec.

    Jaguar should do very well with their all new EV SUV, the I-Pace.

    Definitely looking forward to the review of it.
    And be very interesting to see how it goes around a track just for the fun of it. 🙂

  2. 0 – 100 kmh in circa 4.8 secs? Thats about the same as a BMW 140i.

    The BMW 140i is half the price of the I-PACE. And the 140i doesn’t use a heap of fuel. If the BMW 140i uses $2000 of fuel a year (and the average owner may use less than this) wouldn’t it take circa 30 years to make back the difference? And that’s assuming the electric car doesn’t need a battery pack upgrade and ignoring the interest that could have been earned on the $50k – $60k price difference.

    I think these two cars need to be priced much closer to csrs such as the BME 140i.

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