Jaguar I-TYPE 3 The E-PRIX Racecar
JAGUAR UNVEIL I-TYPE 3 CONCEPT LIVERY AHEAD OF ROME E-PRIX
Jaguar has unveiled the of their newest I-TYPE 3 concept of their Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. The I-TYPE 3 is their Gen 2 race car for season five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. As the British team continues their mission ‘Race to Innovate’, this marks another historic moment in Jaguar Land Rover’s electrification strategy.
The idea of going to the racing for the automobile manufacturer benefits everyone in multiple ways. the F1 is the pinnacle of motor racing, similarly, there is WRC and countless type racing platforms allows the manufacturer to learn the new lessons gain more insight to develop better performing and efficient cars for the road going customers. Read Jaguar E-Pace launch – Twist and Barrel Roll Stunt
Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. With the exception of the Mexico City E-Prix, every round of the championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the center of the world’s major cities. All track action including practice, qualifying and racing take place in a single day. The 2017/18 calendar includes 12 races in 10 cities, including double-header races in Hong Kong and the finale in New York.
Jaguar I-TYPE 3 Gen 2 race car depicting flying flares is an intrepid, futuristic and dynamic in design, a big step forward in speed and performance. Maximum power increases to 250kW (the equivalent of 335bhp) available during qualifying and 200kW available during the race. An improved battery has allowed teams to move to one race car per driver and drop the mandatory car-swap demonstrating the rapid technological development in battery electric vehicles. The Jaguar I-TYPE 3 will also feature an LED Halo after the FIA implemented new safety regulations earlier this year.
James Barclay, Team Director Panasonic Jaguar Racing said: “This is a really exciting day for Panasonic Jaguar Racing as we take the next step on our electrification journey. We joined the championships so that we could take learnings from Formula E and directly transfer them from race to road to help shape future electric vehicles for Jaguar Land Rover. The concept livery of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 is a progression from this season’s race car which we will unveil later this year. In parallel, we remain very focused on this season and continuing the positive progress we are making as a team. We are looking forward to racing in Rome in front of passionate Italian motorsport fans.”
Three times world champion Brazilian racing driver Nelson Piquet’s son also known as Nelson Piquet Jr had 45 points and with a standing of the 5th overall driver and Panasonic Jaguar Racing team ace driver feels excited about the new car, he said –
I had the chance to drive the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 development car in a closed test event last month. It was a big moment for the team, the championship and for electric vehicles. The car made a promising, reliable start but there is a lot of development to do before we start racing at the end of this year. Now my focus turns to Rome. I love new tracks and am up for the challenge.”
While the team is busy developing the season five race car, Panasonic Jaguar Racing are having their best season to date with one or both drivers finishing in the points at every race, and their focus remains on continuing their success as the European leg of the championship commences with the inaugural Rome E-Prix.
Mitch Evans, #20: “We’re now halfway through the season and as a team, we have scored points in every race, which is a huge improvement from last year. Each race we are getting closer to a podium, and we have some new tracks coming up, including Rome and Zurich, so I’m looking forward to some competitive racing in Europe.”