Oxford Jaguar I Pace Narvik Black
Jaguar Land Rover launched their high tech state-of-the-art Jaguar I-Pace car in 2018 and here at Oxford, we unveiled our 1:76 scale version in Issue 254, a finely detailed replica of the environmentally friendly battery -electric crossover SUV. The specification of the ‘real thing’ is quite something and it is interesting to note that some of the electric drive technology ran parallel with the development of the Jaguar I-Type electric Formula E racing car. The car has all-wheel drive with two motors powered by a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery, all developed in-house. It can accelerate from 0-62 in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 124 mph, determined electronically.
The Jaguar I-Pace was introduced with a Worldwide harmonised light duty vehicles Test Procedure rating (WLTP) of 292 miles and an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated range of 234 miles. Subsequent improvements have increased the EPA marginally by a further 12 miles. The rear boot has a 23 cu ft capacity as well as 1 cu ft in the front boot space. And if you are worried about re-charging, this is possible with an AC home wall box in 10 hours but as little as 85 minutes with a highly powered charger.
The car also comes with a smartphone app which will locate the car, report on locking, alarm and a charging update and, if required, will start the interior heating or cooling system
From the technical detail to the aesthetics – our second release makes a dramatic entrance in black, registered AE69 OXF. The interior is also black with beige seating. Apart from a splash of silver trim to the radiator grille surround, the wheel trim, lower rear panel detail and Jaguar badges, all other external detailing is also finished in black.
Having looked over a real Jaguar electric car, the two most impressive features were no engine under the bonnet - just space and also the silence of it. Very different!