Jaguar Vector V20E is the world’s fastest electric speedboat. Its speed is 142 km/h average speed. Jaguar Vector Racing set this record in the two fractions of the English record lake Coniston Water.
The fastest electric boat Jaguar with “Formula E” technologies
This boat, Vector V20E, was developed using the technologies of Formula E cars, electric racing cars. A record-breaking boat that recorded an average speed of 88.61 average miles per hour (142 km/h) over a distance of about one kilometre.
Jaguar Vector V20E is powered by 320 kg of batteries and a twin of Yasa electric motors generating 295 hp. The boat was designed and built in collaboration with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering.
In the footsteps of Donald Campbell
The design work took about 12 months, but “it represents an excellent step forward to bring the power and versatility of electrification to the shipbuilding industry. These are the words of Malcolm Crease, CEO of Jaguar Vector Racing who also mentioned the famous motorboat pilot Donald Campbell, who died in his record attempt crashing his seaplane at more than 320 miles per hour in 1967. “It is a great honour for the Vector team to follow in the footsteps of Donald Campbell and set a new world record on the historic Coniston Water course.
The lake of records
Lake Coniston Water was, in the 20th century, the scene of many attempts to break world records for water speed. Already on 19 August 1939 Sir Malcolm Campbell set a record of 141.74 miles per hour (228.108 km/h) with the Blue Bird K4. Between 1956 and 1959 Donald Campbell, Sir Malcolm’s son, set four successive lake records on board the Bluebird K7, a seaplane. Then the dream of flying too high and exceeding 300 miles per hour (483 km/h) to keep the record. In 1967, during an attempt Campbell lost control of the Bluebird and died on impact.