Jaguar I-PACE won Royal Automobile club’s prestigious DEWAR Trophy

Jaguar I-Pace Concept won Royal Automobile club’s prestigious DEWAR Trophy. With 2018 launch on horizon and competition finding the next gear, winning DEWAR trophy is an excellent start. DEWAR trophy is not any award in the world. But with a legacy of more than 100 years and only worth it- win it award giving system it is ought to special. Winning it a clearly make statement in itself about the awesomeness of I-Pace car.

 

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. It will be a new driving experience that retains and enhances the unmistakable essence of Jaguar.”

Ian Callum who designed the I-Pace  tweeted and posted on Instagram from the award ceremony.

The- I-Pace

I-PACE is first EV Concept  from Jaguar. And this Concept has been designed and engineered to take advantage of the new opportunities electric cars create. Everything has been designed for pure excitement, from the proportions of its innovative aluminium architecture to its dynamic handling and everyday practicality. Coming to market in 2018 to take on Tesla model X.

The DEWAR TROPHY

Renowned as the most prestigious award in British engineering, the Royal Automobile Club’s Dewar Trophy is awarded only in years when the Club’s expert committee believes that there are contenders of sufficient merit, with winners joining a remarkable line-up of automotive greats.

The Dewar Trophy was presented to the Royal Automobile Club in 1904 by Sir Thomas Dewar, MP (later Lord Dewar), and was to be awarded at the discretion of the Club’s Technical Committee for the most meritorious performance by an automobile manufacturer in the Certified Trials held by the Club.

 

Who was DEWAR ?

Thomas Robert ‘Tommy’ Dewar was born in 1864 in Perth, Scotland. His was a relatively privileged background, due to the success of his father’s distillery, John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. After an unsuccessful attempt at farming, entered the family business.

After his father’s death, ‘Tommy’ worked with his brother at the head of the firm, investing his charisma and business acumen to great effect and making Dewar’s a global success. Visiting 26 countries, over the course of two years, the Dewar’s brand was put on the map as one of the premiere Scotch Whiskies.

Dewar entered political life; being elected as the Conservative member for Tower Hamlets in 1900. He died in 1930, when the baronetcy and barony became extinct.

Past Winners
2016

Gordon Murray Design for the development and application of the innovative iStream® chassis concept, including its use in the Global Vehicle Trust OX all-terrain vehicle.

2015

GKN Hybrid Power for the development and application to buses of Gyrodrive technology

2014

Mercedes AMG High Performance Power Trains for the development of its Formula One world championship- winning Mercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid power unit

2013

McLaren Automotive – development and launch of its advanced sell-out McLaren P1™ supercar

2012

Ford Motor Company – development of the 1.0-litre Eco-Boost engine.

2009

Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines – Formula One Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS)

2008

Group Lotus plc – development of its Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) Chassis technology as exemplified in the Lotus Evora sportscar

2006

The JCB Dieselmax team – development of the world diesel land speed record-breaking ‘JCB DIESELMAX’ streamliner

2005

Ricardo plc – work on the development of the Dual Clutch Transmission technology as exemplified by the DCT and Active 4WD for the Bugatti Veyron

2004

Delphi Corporation – development of their twin-floating disc ‘Maximum Torque Brake’ system

2003

Jaguar Cars – development of the all-aluminium body structure for the new XJ Series

2002

Ricardo plc – development of its I-MoGen (Intelligent Motor Generator) mild hybrid vehicle

1997

MIRA, the Motor Industry Research Association – development of the M-SIS, Side Impact Simulation System

1995

Rover Group Limited – development of the Holovision system to measure and understand the vibration behaviour and their component parts in order to improve vehicle refinement

1985

Lucas Girling Limited – development of anti-lock braking systems for cars, trucks and motorcycles leading to production of the low cost Stop Control System (SCS) for front wheel drive cars

1984

BL Technology Limited, and the Design Team led by C S King, CBE – a convincing demonstration of automobile design possibilities providing opportunities for significant energy savings as embodied in the experimental vehicle ECV3

1981

BL Cars Limited – efficiency in automobile design in respect of the utilisation of interior space and predicted low cost of ownership of the Austin Metro Car

1977

The Triplex Safety Glass Company Limited – development, manufacture and application to production automobiles of the Ten Twenty safety glass as an outstanding contribution to the safety of automobile occupants

1973

The Dunlop Company Limited – development of DENOVO fail-safe tyre and wheel system, as an outstanding contribution to road safety

1972

The British Leyland Motor Corporation (Truck and Bus Division) – design, development and construction of the Leyland National Bus which represents a radical new approach to the development of a public service vehicle incorporating maximum pay-load and security at minimal cost and maintenance

1971

The British Leyland Motor Corporation, coupled with the name of Mr P M Wilkes – advanced development in Automobile design as exemplified by the Range Rover

1969

Mr Keith Duckworth, BSc., ACGI, – design of the Ford Formula 1 engine which has retained the supremacy of British engineering in Grand Prix racing

1967

The Motor Industry Research Association – for carrying out research and initiating development of the load proportioning system of braking to prevent ‘jack-knifing’ of articulated vehicles

1963

Coventry Climax Engines Limited – for design, development and production of engines which have brought British cars to the forefront of Grand Prix racing

1959

British Motor Corporation and Alec Issigonis – Advanced development in automobile design, as exemplified by the Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Seven

1958

G A Vandervell – Design, development, production and performance of the Vanwall car

1957

The Dunlop Rubber Company Limited – work on disc brakes and research and development of tyres for the M G car, which secured various international speed records

1952

Sunbeam-Talbot Limited – Performance in 1952 International Alpine Rally

1951

Jaguar Cars Limited – Performance in four major international events

1950

The Rover Company Limited – Production and performance of the gas turbine powered car

1929

Miss V Cordery – Invicta chassis – 30,000 miles

1928

C B Wardman – Mercedes Benz heavy oil lorry. Consumption and reliability

1926

Violet Cordery – Invicta Car – 5,000 miles

1925

Rover Company Limited – 13,96h.p. car. Fifty ascents and descents of Bwlch-y-Groes- Merionethshire

1923

Rapson Tyre and Jack Company Limited – Rapson cord tyres – 40,000 miles trial

1922

Armstrong-Siddeley Motors Limited – 10,000 miles trial

1921

John I Thornycroft and Company Limited – ‘BT’ type lorry

1920

The National Benzole Company Limited – 10,000 miles trial

1914

The National Steam Company Limited – National coke fuel motor lorry consumption tests

1913

F.S. Bennett Limited – 1914 model 32.2hp Cadillac car.

1911

The Thomas Transmission Limited – 2,000 miles trial of a lorry and London-Edinburgh and back trial of 13.96hp car. Both fitted with Thomas Transmission

1910

S F Edge – 59.9hp Napier. London to Edinburgh and back top-gear trial

1909

The Daimler Company Limited – Two sleeve-valve engines of 22.8hp and 34.4hp respectively. 132 hours’ bench test and 2,000 miles on Brooklands track

1908

The Anglo-American Motor Company Limited – Standardisation test of three 10hp Cadillac cars

1907

Rolls-Royce Limited – 40.50hp Rolls-Royce. 15,000 miles

1906

Dennis Bros. Limited – 20hp Dennis Car. 4,000 miles

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