Speed record tumbles

Jaguar Vector Racing has broken speed records for a battery-powered boat Jaguar Vector Racing has broken speed records for a battery-powered boat

Jaguar Vector Racing has broken the national and world electric speed records for a battery-powered boat.

The Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across two legs of a 1km course on Coniston Water, England.

The electric boat was designed and constructed by Jaguar Vector in partnership with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering.

Technical platform

“Our experience from powering the entire Formula E grid for the past four seasons of racing and our ongoing partnership with Jaguar in the ABB FIA Formula E championship provided the technical and operational platform required to achieve this fantastic result,” explained Craig Wilson, Williams Advanced Engineering MD.

Mark Cameron, director of experiential marketing, Jaguar Land Rover, added: “Jaguar is at the forefront of electrification technology and our mission is to ‘race to innovate’ on track and on the water.

Technology transfer

“Thank you to the whole team and our technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering for successfully transferring the technology we are using in Formula E with Panasonic Jaguar Racing from race car to power boat.”

Following Jaguar’s announcement in October 2017 to become the exclusive title partner of Vector, the team will now attempt further world and national records over the next 18 months as part of a major initiative to push the boundaries of performance and show off British engineering.

The V20E was piloted by Jaguar Vector co-founder and technical director Peter Dredge.

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