Jaguar placed its new F-PACE SUV in the hands of a stunt driver this week to prove the vehicle’s performance abilities.
Stunt driver Terry Grant sped the F-PACE through a specially built 360-degree loop structure, which resembled a roller coaster, to set the Guinness World Record for “largest-ever loop-the-loop,” according to Jaguar. The 63-foot loop required significant preparation from Grant, who underwent two months of intense physical and dietary training to ensure his body could handle the 6.5 G-Force needed to complete the stunt.
Months of planning went into ensuring that both the car and driver could complete the stunt. Precise physics, angles, speeds and dimensions were considered by a team of experts, including structural engineers, mathematicians and safety experts.
“Driving the world’s largest loop tonight was a very proud moment in my career,” Grant said. “The F-PACE’s supreme performance credentials and rigid lightweight structure gave me complete confidence that I had the strength and driving agility needed. I am delighted to bring the Guinness World Record back to the U.K. and help Jaguar run rings around their competitors ahead of the motor show tomorrow.”