Jaguar has today officially taken the wraps off the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace and to launch the latest model with a bang, the company decided to set a world record, using a production F-Pace vehicle to perform a 19.08m high loop in front of a crowd.
The stunt, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show almost didn’t go ahead due to rain, which would make the stunt unsafe for both the driver and spectators.
The event was setup with a large contingent of journalists ushered into a nondescript building with blacked out windows. After a speech by Jaguar CEO Dr Ralph Speth, the world record attempt appeared on a large screen.
Assuming this was all pre-filmed elsewhere, the journalists were shocked when the curtains lifted and the huge 19.08m high loop was revealed metres away from the seated location.
After a small build up, stunt driver and multiple record holder Terry Grant accelerated the Jaguar F-Pace to a precise speed using a handheld throttle (due to the forces exerted on the driver and his foot) staying true to a while line visible from the driver’s seat.
The exact speed causes a high level of load on the car and driver to the midpoint and then it’s repeated again as the car descends to the exit ramp.
While it was all over in a matter of seconds, it was an absolutely remarkable sight — especially when it’s only metres ahead of you.
To get the full experience, check out the video at the top of the post.
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