A Jaguar I-Pace SVR model is under evaluation, as the firm seeks to maintain its advantage of launching an electric SUV ahead of all of its established premium rivals.
Hanno Kirner, Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director, corporate and strategy, as well as head of the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), said: “We haven’t committed to anything, but we have begun evaluating what an electric SVR could offer and how we can make authentic SVR cars using the technology.
“The I-Pace has strong levels of speed, you could say, and there are technical additions that could make various project interesting projects for SVO. That includes fast SVR versions, but also perhaps extreme luxury SVA or off-road SVX models.”
Jaguar signalled interest in electric performance cars when it confirmed that a racing version of its I-Pace (pictured) would compete in a one-make series to support Formula E.