EV crossover joins Race Taxi fleet at the 'Ring, with a professionally-piloted lap costing around $243.
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Jaguar has added a new vehicle to its Nurburgring Race Taxi fleet, in the form of its all-electric I-Pace crossover.

It's the first time a manufacturer has offered an electric vehicle to cart patrons around Germany's iconic race circuit, not that its zero-emissions credentials mean it'll be slow around a track.

Jaguar is confident the I-Pace's 400PS (294kW)/696Nm dual-motor electric drive system "will be able to cope with any conditions the circuit known as the ‘Green Hell’ has to offer".

The electric crossover claims to hit 60mph (97km/h) in 4.5 seconds, and will hit 100km/h from a standstill in 4.8 seconds.

"The performance SUV will feel at home in all weathers around the 20.8km, 73-corner Nordschleife thanks to its dynamic handling and all-wheel drive," Jaguar says in its media release.

Patrons will be able to get a stint around the 20.8km, 73-corner circuit in the passenger seat with a professional driver behind the wheel of the I-Pace Race eTaxi for €149 ($243) per lap.

It's not the first time Jaguar has deployed one of its vehicles onto the Nurburgring Race Taxi fleet, with the F-Type SVR supercar and XJR575 supercharged limousine commencing duties in May 2018.

Those who want to get behind the wheel of their own I-Pace can do so from $124,100 plus on-road costs in Australia.

As of September 30, Jaguar has registered 126 I-Paces in Australia year-to-date. September's monthly figure of nine units was down 18.2 per cent on the same month in 2018 (11 units), though the electric SUV is up year-to-date.