One of them is an electric SUV, whereas the other is basically the saloon version of a premium hot hatch.
So, can Jaguar’s challenger to the likes of the Tesla Model X beat the Audi RS3 Sedan in a drag race? Let’s take a look at the specs of both cars first.
The Jaguar I-Pace uses two electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles. The combined output channeled to all four wheels is 400PS (395hp / 294kW) and 696Nm (512lb-ft) of torque. It can reach 100km/h (62mph) in 4.8 seconds in the ‘S’ version and has a top speed of 200km/h (124mph).
Rivaling the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and BMW M2 with a four-door sedan body style, the Audi RS3 is powered by the same engine as its hot hatch sibling, the RS3 Sportback. The turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder lump delivers 400PS (395hp / 294kW) and 480Nm (354lb-ft) of torque, which enables it to go from 0 to 100km/h (0-62mph) in 4.1 seconds, and up to an electronically capped top speed of 250km/h (155mph).
The RS3 Sedan is also lighter than the Jaguar I-Pace, but the latter has the obvious advantage of the instant torque provided by its electric motors.
CarWow did three specific tests: two drag races, from a standing and rolling start, and a stopping test, from which a clear winner emerged. You can find out who that was by clicking on the video right below.