W​hat Is The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy?

M​ost touring cars tend to be souped up hatches or saloons. What they tend not to be is an SUV. Yes, if you couldn't tell by the name, the I-Pace eTrophy uses race-prepped versions of Jaguar's all electric SUV. Now let's take a look at this odd series...

W​hat Actually Is It?

T​he I-Pace eTrophy is a single make production series that follows the Formula E championship around the globe and competes on the same tracks as FE. There are 3 classes inside the 12 drivers. There is Pro, Pro-Am and one Inavitational driver. The race weekends follow the normal pattern as most other racing series: Free practice, qualifying and then a race. The races are 25 minute plus 1 lap long and are definitely not boring...

T​he Cars/Bricks:

T​here's no hiding that the I-Pace is a big, bulky thing, so you'd think it would be slow and boring. Guess what? It isn't. The I-Pace eTrophy may weigh near enough 2 tonnes, but its 325kW power output will fling it from 0-60 MPH in 4.5 seconds. The jumped up I-Pace also produces 696Nm of torque. For reference, a Ferrari 458 Italia produces 540 Nm. Now, I'm fully aware that the 458 is old, but I've got to make the eTrophy look good...

T​he Teams:

U​nlike Formula E, the I-Pace eTrophy isn't a breeding ground for the cream of the crop of racing teams, but that doesn't mean there isn't an impressive line up. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing team has 2 cars in the eTrophy and TWR Techeetah has a Silk Cut inspired livery on their solitary car. RLL team principal Bobby Rahal has said "Innovation is integral to motorsports and electric car racing is an important part of the future so this opportunity came at the perfect time". This infers that they really want to be a part of this series and that's good for sustaining the series.

S​ome Races For You To Watch...

T​hank you for reading and I hoped you enjoyed!

-​Joseph Le Corre-

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