2018 Jaguar I-Pace

MR car week in review: is the I-Pace enough to worry Tesla?

2018 Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace is Jaguar being bold and taking a risk. Whilst other mainstream European premium manufacturers are still only talking about making bespoke EVs, Jaguar is out there doing it for real. It gives the firm a major headstart on the others, but also ramps up the level of expectation.

Jaguar is also now pitched into direct competition with Tesla. The American startup may have problems – don’t ask about the Model 3 – but it also has a following which borders on religious.

Can the I-Pace persuade those early-adopters to switch allegiances, or will they lure in new EV buyers waiting for a name they recognise? Most important of all is whether the I-Pace delivers on the road. We have an extensive first drive review of the new electric crossover. 

This week we were wowed by supercars at the London Concours event, fallen in love again with a wedge-shaped Volvo, and caught up with all the latest news. Don’t miss our visit to the home of Pagani in the UK, including the new Huayra Roadster.

Car News

2018 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept
Porsche is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the German firm starting production of sports cars. The 911 Speedster Concept is a special gift by the company to itself. 

London low emission zone sign
London residents will need to prepare for an extended Ultra-Low Emission Zone from October 2021. Expect a £12.50 daily charge if your car isn’t up to standard.

Reviews

2018 Jaguar I-Pace

2018 Jaguar I-Pace – First drive review
The weight of expectation for Jaguar’s first full EV is understandably huge. Does Tesla need to start worrying? Richard drove the I-Pace to see what it offers up.

Features and opinion

London Concours
London Concours 2018 – supercars wow the crowds
With a venue right in the middle of the City, London Concours brought legendary supercars to the Square Mile. See our photo highlights of the iconic cars on show.

Road Legal Porsche 917 Le Mans Racer
The man who drives a Porsche 917 on the road
The Porsche 917 is one of the Stuttgart company’s most successful racers, and also one of its most fearsome. Yet there is one Monaco resident bold enough to have one registered for road use.

Volvo 480 Turbo
Wedge-shaped heart – Volvo 480
The current Volvo brand seems a world away from the boxy designs of the past. Against a range of pensioner-pleasing cars like the 340, the 480 was a revelation. This is the story of how it came to be.

Fully Charged Live 2018
Fully Charged 2018 goes live!
Britain’s biggest ever show dedicated to electric cars is taking place this weekend at Silverstone. With talks from experts, and almost every new EV on sale present, tickets have been selling fast.

Pagani UK
Inside Pagani in the UK
Pagani has been building incredible hypercars for almost two decades. The £3m Huayra Roadster is the latest new model, and we had the opportunity to experience it on roads right here in the UK.

Series 25 of Top Gear
Opinion: What do you need to present Top Gear
With Matt LeBlanc set to be out of the picture at the end of the next series of Top Gear, Alan Bradley has put some thought into what qualities his replacement needs.

 

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