After William Lyons accepted the Dewar Trophy on behalf of his Company in 1951, Jaguar has won the trophy again this year.
The Dewar Cup was first donated in the early years of the twentieth century by Sir Thomas R. Dewar, M.P. a member of parliament of the United Kingdom (UK), to be awarded each year by the Royal Automobile Club (R. A .C.) “to the motor car which should successfully complete the most meritorious performance or test furthering the interests and advancement of the [automobile] industry”.
Jaguar has been awarded the Royal Automobile Club’s prestigious Dewar Trophy for the I-Pace concept.
Jaguar’s boss, Dr Ralf Speth, collected the Dewar Trophy, which was awarded for the I-Pace’s position as the first ever full-electric Jaguar. The I-Pace will go on sale in 2018 as a rival to the Tesla Model S and Model X, although it will be otherwise peerless until other established manufacturers catch up with their electrified vehicles.
Upon accepting the award, Speth said: “Our design and engineering teams have done an incredible job with the I-Pace concept. It marks the next generation of Jaguars – compelling innovative technology, future-facing design, zero emissions. [The car will be] a new driving experience that retains and enhances the unmistakable essence of Jaguar.”
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