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New Jaguar XE 300 Sport wins gripping ice race

New Jaguar XE 300 Sport wins gripping ice race

After anchoring Hungary to gold in the five,000m relay at the 2018 Winter Olympics, speed skater Shaolin Sándor Liu set a difficult benchmark, negotiating the track at Flevonice Sports and Funpark in 4 minutes 4 seconds.

To give the icy time trial an additional edge, Liu’s girlfriend, Team GB skater Elise Christie, was element of team Jaguar. With Elise in the passenger seat, the XE 300 Sport took complete benefit of Jaguar’s sophisticated traction technologies to sustain its composure. Jaguar Stability Development Leader Sean Haughey lapped the track in 3 minutes 3 seconds at an typical speed of 59kmph (36mph).

Mike Cross, chief engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, stated, “Ice is one of the most demanding surfaces for any vehicle to contend with and this race demonstrated the XE’s all-surface capability and unrivalled handling in adverse conditions.”
Staying correct to Jaguar’s sports automobile DNA, the new 300 Sport is equipped with the sophisticated 300PS 2l Ingenium petrol engine, which powers the XE from -100kmph in five.7 seconds (-60mph in five.four seconds). With 400Nm of torque, its effortless acceleration about the 3km ice circuit was also significantly for the Olympic Champion.

Liu stated, “I thought I would have a big advantage over the car on the ice and was pretty happy with my time considering the conditions but when I saw the XE 300 Sport take off from the start line, I had a feeling it would be faster.”

Elise stated, “I was desperate to pit myself against the XE 300 Sport but sitting in the passenger seat gave me an experience I’ll never forget. I didn’t think it would be able to lap the track as quickly as an Olympic Champion, but the Jaguar’s traction was really impressive.”

The new 300 Sport joins the XE line-up and is obtainable on the XF featuring special exterior and interior style components.

All 300 Sport models function special Dark Satin Grey specifics which includes the door mirror caps, rear spoiler and grille surround, along with 300 Sport badging on the front grille and bootlid. Distinctive 19-inch or 20-inch Satin Technical Grey finish wheels are exclusive to the particular edition along with 300 Sport-branded brake callipers. Customers can pick from 3 exterior colours: Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black, although the XE is also obtainable in Caldera Red.

Special style accents continue inside with yellow contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats, door casings and armrest. Other modifications contain 300 Sport branded treadplates (with an illumination choice in the XF), sport carpet mats, badged steering wheel and embossed headrests. The XE and XF allow clients to be much more connected, with Jaguar’s sophisticated Touch Pro 10-inch touchscreen infotainment program as regular.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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