All the representatives of the Big German three have already confirmed plans for electrification of its sports models. Mercedes-AMG working on a new line with an index of 73, which will use a hybrid system based on the V8 returns under 800 HP Audi Sport also intend to combine the “eight” with electric motors. In the BMW and did the same going to make the most powerful version of the new 4-th and 7-th series fully electric.
Now the intention to follow a similar strategy and said the company Jaguar Land Rover: British hybrids and electric vehicles will get “charged” versions of the division Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Thus, ecological models will rise in line with projects like the F-Type SVR, F-Pace and XE SVR SV Project 8. This is a British edition of Auto Express said the SVO head Michael van der Sande.
Interestingly, the division has no plans to create a “hot” version of the Jaguar I-Pace, although it has prepared electrocreaser series eTrophy – race support “of Electroformed”, which recently had to cancel due to coronavirus and lack of funding. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I-Pace is built on a unique platform, which is not going to be used for the other models of the group.
It is known that before the end of next year, JLR plans to release three electric car – the Jaguar XJ sedan and crossovers J Jaguar-Pace and Road Rover. They will all be built on a new architecture MLA, and probably with them and begin the era of “green” vehicles with the nameplate SVR.
Van der Zande also said that the division of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, part of the structure SVO, it is almost finished production of a series of 25 replica D-Type on the original specifications of the fifties. In this regard, in the company are thinking about the revival of another historical model, which will join the Lightweight E-Type and XKSS in the line of Legends Continued.