Jaguar’s ‘SVR’ could be quicker than Tesla’s new Roadster, but power could be a concern

Jaguar’s ‘SVR’ could be quicker than Tesla’s new Roadster, but power could be a concern

In a recent interview with Autocar, an executive at British automaker Jaguar said that the ‘SVR’ performance version of the automaker’s new all-electric I-PACE SUV could be quicker than US electric vehicle maker Tesla’s next-generation Roadster.

However, Hanno Kirner, Executive Director of Corporate and Strategy at Jaguar Land Rover, also added alongside that Jaguar is apparently concerned about making astoundingly high power available for its performance I-Pace.

Incidentally, Jaguar had not announced any performance or off-road versions of the I-Pace when it had launched the vehicle. However, both the versions are rumoured to be in the work, and the automaker usually refers to them as SVR and SVX.

Without confirming that the SVR performance version of I-Pace is forthcoming, Kirner told Autocar during the interview: “We have asked ourselves how you would ‘SVR’ an electric car. Yes, we can make it do 0-60mph in 1.8sec.” The disclosure implies that the SVR will evidently be able to beat the acceleration record which Tesla Motors plans to set with its new Roadster.

Kirner also expressed concerns with regard to the SVR’s power and acceleration, and said that Jaguar wants to ensure that the vehicle does not go “too fast,” and further explained that untrained drivers will probably not be able to handle the vehicle’s “instant torque and performance.”