Here's How A Hardcore Jaguar E-Pace RS Could Look


Jaguar's smallest SUV gets a big performance boost in this imaginary design.

Last week, Jaguar made its first foray into the competitive compact SUV segment in dramatic style, with new the E-Pace rolling its way into the record books with a spectacular stunt recreating the famous car corkscrew in the 1974 James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun. When it goes on sale later this year, Jaguar’s new SUV will come with a range of 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel engines, with the range-topper sending 296-hp to all four wheels. Inevitably, rendering artists are already dreaming up designs for a more exhilarating E-Pace model.

Artists at XTomi Design have imagined how a hardcore E-Pace RS variant could look, sporting a new front bumper, side skirts, beefier brakes, sports suspension and a carbon fiber roof. Should it ever happen, it seems unlikely that a hardcore E-Pace would adopt Jaguar’s flagship 5.0-liter, 575-hp V8 from the F-Type SVR – that’s most likely already reserved for the feisty F-Pace SVR. It could, however, pack one of Jaguar’s supercharged V6s which would generate around 350-horsepower. Sadly, Jaguar hasn’t hinted at plans to produce a performance variant of the small SUV, so this imaginary design will have to suffice for now.

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Current variants of the E-Pace range from 150 to 296-horsepower, with the latter allowing the SUV to sprint from 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds. Would you welcome a more potent performance variant of Jaguar's smallest SUV?