https://247wallst.com/special-report/20 ... -insure/6/
Jaguar I-Pace SVR would prioritise handling, not 0-60mph time
...With rumours of an I-Pace SVR – and even a special limited-edition ‘Project’ car – gathering momentum, product planning boss Hanno Kirner conceded that teams within the firm had already worked through potential credentials for such cars.
“We have asked ourselves how you would ‘SVR’ an electric car,” said Kirner. “Yes, we can make it do 0-60mph in 1.8sec. It’s a good headline, but once you’ve done it once or twice, and lost your eyes in the back of their sockets, you might not want to do it again.”
Kirner highlighted the I-Pace’s 50/50 weight distribution and dynamic set-up in standard form as indications of what could be possible with the car. He also suggested that technical enhancements from current SVR vehicles could be applied in the same way to the I-Pace but also cautioned that an electric powertrain would need to be treated with respect.
“You also have to make sure you can’t go too fast,” he said. “I do worry that the instant torque and performance might be too much for untrained drivers. It may be that we have to impose some kind of restriction, so that the performance is limited until they have gone on a driving course or something.”...
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new- ... 60mph-time
As a LEAF driver who has never even done a full-throttle launch to 60 mph in my over seven years of driving, I doubt I'll be interested in an SVR anyway.
I repeat that I'd like a lightweight sport version of the I-PACE, using a lower capacity battery pack along with the previously announced low-output motors, optimized for handling on mountain roads.
And particularly so if Jaguar could cut the price by ~$10 k or so for this version...