Jaguar R-Rhythm: new spy photos reveal the production of technical specifications, car test

The production version of the Jaguar I-Pace is expected to be revealed at the Geneva motor show, the latest spy photos of the car using the charging points suggesting that the development of the Tesla Model X rival is in the final stages.

Although the car seen testing in the uk around the Millbrook test facility in Autocar reader of Marcus Baker, is very disguised, the fact that the engineers are happy for it to be left in a public space, and the exact nature of camouflage, suggest that it is in the near of the production and that the company is happy to start the ramp up public interest in the car.

First drive of Jaguar’s R-Pace electric SUV concept

The images suggest that the I-Pace will be almost identical to the concept car that was revealed for the first time, and which has subsequently been directed at official events in an ‘official’ spiral green livery which mimics the team of the Formula E racing colors.

The time of the production of reveal the next month of March in Geneva, with deliveries to the first customers that is expected by the end of summer is also associated with the onset of the I-to the Rhythm of the races of the championship, Jaguar has announced that it is going to run from the autumn of 2018 along with the all-electric Formula E single-seater championship.

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Jaguar shows a Red Photon I-the concept of speed in the motor show of Geneva in the year 2017, revealing one of the colors that will be offered with the final model. It was also confirmed that 350 tanks had been filed by the I-Pace electric SUV, since it was first revealed in concept form at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show in November.

The price of the production car is expected to be around 10-15% above that of a F-Pace of similar specifications. Jaguar remains tight-lipped on the precise details, but the I-Pace is expected to cost around £60,000.

The I-Rate is billed by the experts as the most radical car in the Jaguar’s 81-year history, and it vaulted the brand directly into Tesla territory, with the Model X, a key rival.

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Jaguar’s brief for its long-awaited first electric vehicle was to “create a performance SUV that is spacious, sporty, and usable”, but the final design is not just an electric version of the successful F-Pace SUV.

Instead, the I-Pace exploits the packaging advantages of an electric propulsion system to marry with a stylish four-door bodystyle with generous space in the cabin, four-wheel drive capability and performance in a pair of rear-wheel-drive Jaguar F-Type R.

Read about I-Pace of EV technology here

Jaguar’s brief for its long-awaited first electric vehicle was to “create a performance SUV that is spacious, sporty, and usable”, but the final design is not more that an electric version of the successful F-Pace SUV.

Instead, the I-Pace exploits the packaging advantages of an electric propulsion system to marry with a stylish four-door bodystyle with generous space in the cabin, four-wheel drive capability and performance in a pair of rear-wheel-drive Jaguar F-Type R.


NEW ARCHITECTURE EV
The I-Pace uses a new measure of battery-electric vehicles of the architecture designed in-house. Jaguar says that the all-electric architecture, informally known as the ‘electric skateboard’, is ready for production.

As with other Jaguars, the I-Rhythm of the architecture, it is aluminum-intensive. The battery casing is made of material and is an integral part of the car body structure.

Read more about the design of the I-Pace here

The I-to the Rhythm of the drive is provided by a pair of synchronous permanent magnet electric motors, one integrated in each axis and is paired with a single speed transmission epicyclic. The propulsion system provides four-wheel drive, the immediate response of a stagnation and a rapid distribution of torque between the two axles.

Each motor produces the equivalent of 197bhp, that is to say, the I-concept of speed has 395bhp and 516lb ft touch. Jaguar claimed 0-60 mph time for the car is 4.0 sec.

“The electric motors provide an immediate response without lag, without levers of change and without interruptions,” said JLR vehicle line director Ian Hoban. “The superiority of his delivery of torque compared with the internal combustion engine transforms the driving experience.”

The car’s maximum range on a fully charged battery is around 310 miles, as measured on the New European Driving Cycle.

A 50 kw direct current (DC) load point – currently the most common type of public quick charging system in the uk – you can recharge the battery to 80% in 90 minutes and to 100% in a little over two hours.

Jaguar has an assured future, because the electrical architecture to accept higher load-bearing capacity of 50 kw DC, when such charging points become commonplace. The charging socket is located in the car’s front wing.

Jaguar engineers designed and developed the engine of the home to get the compactness, the efficiency and the power density that is desired. The motors have an outer diameter of 234mm, are 500 mm long and weigh about 38 kg permanent magnet Motors were chosen on the preference of the induction motors used by the likes of Tesla because the efficiency is marginally better and the weight is less.

Energy is stored in a 90kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery uses 36 of the bag of cells selected for their energy density and thermal performance. Operate at a lower temperature, so that it can be run in a high performance during most of cylindrical cells.

Jaguar said that the bag cells offer an excellent future development potential, especially in terms of energy density. This will allow a greater range for a given size of the battery, or deliver a range similar to that of today, but of a smaller, lighter pack.

The pack is liquid cooled, using a dedicated two-mode refrigeration circuit. In moderate temperature environment, the battery to improve efficiency by relying on a radiator to remove the heat generated by the cells. At higher temperatures, a chiller attached to the vehicle’s primary air conditioning system provides a greater cooling capacity to maintain the battery in optimal conditions.

THE DRIVING DYNAMICS

Jaguar set out to ensure the concept version of the I-Rate at the top of its class in terms of ride, handling and refinement. The car uses the same double-wishbone front suspension and integral link rear suspension that has already been proven in the F-Pace.

The location of the battery is low between the axles to help lower the center of gravity and reduce yaw inertia, and spreading the weight of the electric motors in each axle has helped to enable a front-to-rear weight distribution of almost 50/50. The concept of waves in 23in alloy wheels and to measure 265/35 R23 tires and uses the electromechanical steering.

“It is a true Jaguar,” said Mike Cross, the JLR chief engineer of vehicle integrity. “This will be the first electric vehicle developed for enthusiasts who love driving.”

The I-Rhythm of the four-wheel-drive system is augmented by Jaguar familiar technologies of traction, including All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) and the Adaptation of the Response Surface (AdSR). The car also has adjustable levels of regenerative braking force, which makes possible the unity of the I-Pace as a ‘pedal’ car in some conditions.

CABIN DESIGN

Not having to accommodate an internal combustion engine or conventional transmission allowed Jaguar’s designers and engineers to rethink the vehicle’s overall proportions.

Although an SUV design was not a requirement prior to the start of the electric vehicle project, was a logical choice: the F-Pace is now the company’s best-selling model and the Jaguar electric car needs to be of particular interest to the u.s. market, where the emissions regulations are tightening. Jaguar has released a button on your website to register interest in R-Pace.

Even so, the I-Rhythm is a little conventional SUV, taking some of its styling cues from the dead hybrid C-X75 supercar. A cab-forward design, long wheelbase and short overhangs combine to maximize the interior space for the occupants, to enhance the visibility and improve driving dynamics.

In 4680mm long, 1890mm wide and 1560mm in height, the I-Concept of speed is less in each dimension of the F-Pace, in particular, its height. However, the most significant difference is in the wheelbase: the Jaguar has pushed the electric car is to 2990mm, in comparison with the F-Pace in the 2874mm. In fact, the I-Rhythm of the wheelbase is 30 mm longer than the XF, too.

To reduce drag, the door handles sit flush with the surface of the body and slide out when it is activated, and the side skirts channel air more efficiently around the wheels. A lowset bonnet features a grille that is folded back to channel the air through a ball similar to that of the C-X75, helping to reduce the drag more. The drag coefficient of 0.29. By comparison, Tesla says its Model X is the slipperiest SUV, with a Cd of 0.24.

In the rear of the roof, a slender fixed spoiler reduces lift at high speeds without generating drag. The dramatic slope of the rear window has a hydrophobic glass coating that sheds water, negating the need for a rear wiper. The squared-off the back, and flared legs accentuate the short rear overhang, but also provide an aero benefit, to encourage the air to cling to the vehicle for more time, to stabilize the flow of air at high speed.

In place of the exhaust pipes, no rear vents, which help to channel turbulent air from the rear wheel arches in the vehicle to your step, as well as a rear diffuser. The rear lights feature a ‘chicane’ signature line, a new Jaguar design element that replaces the more traditional E-Type-inspired roundel.

FUTURISTIC INTERIOR

The I-Concept of the speed of the interior is a “clear statement of plans for the production version of the” Jaguar of the electric vehicle, and some of the elements also reflect a design philosophy which will be transferred to other future models.

The cabin has the advantage that the packaging of the electrical architecture to maximize occupant space and to offer a new minimalist, design of the cabin. The floor allows the driver and passengers to sit more on that in a SUV conventional. Slimline seating position of the occupants, hips, more low in relation to their heels in what Jaguar calls a ‘Sports Command’ driving position. The aim of this is to provide a sports car of his sense of connection with the road even in the greatest horse of vehicles.

A floating centre console emphasises the car’s flat floor and the absence of a gear selector and the transmission tunnel, and has a stowage area for loose items underneath. The gears are selected via buttons integrated into the centre console metal struts.

The absence of a transmission tunnel also has allowed Jaguar’s interior designers to incorporate an eight-litre stowage area between the front seats. There is 530 litres of luggage space and an extra 28 litres of stowage under the hood.

Jaguar says that the R-Pace offers more rear passenger space than some full-size Suvs and luxury saloons, despite having a smaller size than that of a conventional mid-size SUV. There are up to 71mm of the knees of the rear passengers.

The full-length panoramic glass roof features a patterned fabric for ceramic printing which is illuminated at night via a matrix of LED lights embedded in it.

MOST TOUCH SCREENS

The I-Concept of speed introduces a new cab design philosophy from three display screens. The main interface is a 12.0 in TFT touch screen, and the infotainment and climate functions are wrapped in a high of 5.5 in the screen operated by two aluminium rotary controllers. The instrumentation is presented in a configurable 12.0 in virtual cluster augmented by a color head-up display.

The cabin also features a new three-spoke steering wheel, which features multi-function capacitive switches which react to tactile response when pressed.

The system of information and entertainment that has been designed in house and is based on the same technology that powers the InControl Touch Pro system offered in Jaguar’s current models. Other technology present in Jaguar’s existing crop of production cars, such as a wifi hotspot and the ability to use applications from a smartphone or tablet through InControl Apps, also account.

Jaguar’s interior designers have incorporated about a dozen special features in the cabin of the I-Pace. These include laser-etched detailing on the instrument panel surface that shows the GPS coordinates of the study design, in which the I-Concept of speed took shape, the jaguar paw prints stitched into the seams of the seats and the contour of the driving gloves recorded in the pop-out tray on the passenger side of the dashboard.

The exterior colors of the I-Concept of rate of replica of the Type R, the Jaguar single-seat electric racing car currently competing in the Formula E. The manufacturer says that the lessons that you have learned about the performance of the battery at high speeds on the track are fed back into the road car division.

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