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The Jaguar Vector V20E speeds along the water

Jaguar Vector Racing Smash Maritime World Record

 

 

A battery powered speed boat created by Jaguar Vector Racing has broken the outright world and national electric speed records.

The Jaguar Vector V20E, driven by Jaguar Vector co-founder and technical director Peter Dredge, reached an average speed of 88.91 mph on Coniston Water in the Lake District, beating the previous record of 76.8pmh.

Jaguar teamed up with Vector Racing and Willams Advanced Engineering to craft the boat, using Formula-E technology to gain such a high speed.

"After 12 months of hard work, this is a fantastic result for the team and our partners and a great first step in bringing the power and versatility of electrification to the marine industry.” Said Malcolm Crease, the chief executive of Jaguar Vector Racing.

Though the specifics of the boat’s technology are fairly under wraps, we do know that the boat used two Yasa electric motors, punching out 295bhp.

Jaguar’s Director of Experiential Marketing said, “Jaguar is at the forefront of electrification technology and our mission is to ‘Race To Innovate’ on track and on the water.”

This adds another accolade to Jaguar’s impressive list of electric accomplishments from 2018, along with the release of the I-Pace and being the vehicle of choice for the Royal newlyweds. Who knows what the rest of the year holds for them?

One of the most accelerative cars on the road is also among the most relaxing. Who saw that coming?"

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