2015 Jaguar F-PACE World Record Breaker ‘Loop the Loop’ Car
On 14 of September 2015, this Jaguar F-PACE defied gravity at the Niederrad Racecourse in Frankfurt, Germany by performing a record-breaking 360 degree loop, one day ahead of its global motor show debut. The loop itself measured 19.08 m (62½ ft) in diameter, breaking a previous record of 18.29 m (60 ft).
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE, the world’s most practical sports car, was driven with daring precision by expert British stunt driver Terry Grant. The F-PACE sped through the specially built structure, using its sports car derived technology and world-class collection of safety features to complete the record loop and officially signal the opening of order books worldwide.
Months of planning went in to ensuring that both car and driver could complete this world record-breaking challenge. Precise physics, angles, speeds and dimensions were considered by a team of experts including structural engineers, mathematicians and safety experts. Pro Driver Terry Grant undertook two months of intense physical and dietary training to ensure his body was prepared for the 6.5 G-Force, which is greater than the forces experienced by space shuttle pilots.
The event was organised not only to unveil the F-PACE itself but also to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Jaguar Brand. The F-PACE is Jaguar’s first performance crossover and family sports car. Its strong, stiff and lightweight aluminium architecture delivers agility, refinement and efficiency. It is a powerful design combined with everyday family usability. The new model boasts wearable technology and InControl Touch Pro infotainment system.
The F-PACE Ingenium diesel engine enables CO2 emissions from only 129g/km. The rear wheel drive, 180 PS diesel, model used for the stunt is the lightest, most efficient vehicle in the segment.
Owner: The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust