Terry Grant – who has 21 Guinness World Records to his name - was stunt driver at the wheel for the record attempt “Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle”. This risky barrel roll, which takes inspiration from Roger Moore’s famous twist in James Bond’s classic “The Man with the Golden Gun”, was shown as part of the premiere at London’s ExCeL.
The SGM Q-7s covered the ceiling and provided great intensity through the whole event, sharing the stage with Terry Grant and the Jaguar E-Pace at the risky car launch which Terry Grant called “a dream come true”. The new Jaguar leapt into the record books, after completing a 15.3-metre jump complete with a 270-degree barrel roll, a first for a production car.
All-around daredevil Terry Grant, who experienced a stomach-turning 5.5 Gs over the course of the flip stated: “As far as I am aware, no production car has ever cleanly completed a bona fide barrel roll and therefore it has always been an ambition of mine to perform one ever since I was a boy (...) After driving the Jaguar F-Pace in the record-breaking loop-the-loop, it has been amazing to help launch the next chapter of the Pace family in an even more dramatic dynamic feat.”
It was the final test for the E-Pace after two years of development across four continents in extreme cold and heat. The Q-7s did their job, having been developed to withstand any extreme environmental conditions, and they illuminated the amazing event perfectly for the entire world to see.
Lighting design: Ben Donoghue
Supply and installation: Static Light Company