Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race auto previews new EV race series

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy debuts in Frankfurt

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy debuts in Frankfurt

And now, at the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, it has announced the world's first ever battery operated EV race series, the "Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy".

Gerd Mäuser, chairman of Jaguar Racing, said: "With the launch of the Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY we have strengthened our commitment to battery electric vehicles, worldwide motorsport and Formula E". The manufacturer has also said that one auto will be raced by a special guest "VIP" driver at each round. The support package includes everything from help with auto prep, logistics support, and consumable parts to hospitality and even driving suits.

Each race will last about 30 minutes, with up to 20 I-Pace race cars competing in this 10-race series.

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In terms of the races themselves, Jaguar has confirmed that one vehicle will be raced by a guest "VIP" driver at each round - with cities such as New York, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong now pencilled in.

No performance numbers or technical specifications have been released, but judging by the looks, the race-ready I-PACE seems like a serious performer.

"As a British team, we are proud to announce today the launch of the world's first production battery electric vehicle championship".

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Gerd Mäuser, chairman of Jaguar Racing, says the new auto strengthens Jaguar's commitment to battery electric vehicles, worldwide motorsport and Formula E - a series that Jaguar has been a part of since its third season.

"We've always said we want to prove our electrification technologies on the track -this is the proof. I'm delighted we'll be adding a competitive new support series for season five". The I-Pace eTrophy will improve the spectacle for fans and gives young drivers a ladder into Formula E. We expect our series to be a sellout'.

Hurricane Irma to become tropical storm on Monday: NHC
Hurricane-force winds extended across portions of central Florida on Sunday night, the National Hurricane Center reported . A street is flooded near the ocean after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Florida, on Saturday local time.

In concept form, the electric Jaguar I-Pace makes 395 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, enough to hit 60 miles per hour in about 4 seconds. But we have to admit that I-Pace race vehicle looks pretty dang cool. Coincidentally, the 2018-19 Formula E season will also be the first in which the single-seater racers will be required to complete an entire race with one vehicle, rather than the range-enforced auto swaps we've seen up until now.

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