- attitude magazine and jaguar have teamed up with four drag queens to help raise money for lgbtq charities in britain.
- a three-episode youtube series, jag race, is hosted by sassy british tv star cheddar gorgeous.
- the grand prize, the equivalent of more than $12,000 goes to the winning queen's charity of choice.
jaguar has partnered with attitude magazine in the u.k. for a new youtube series that takes some of the world's cheekiest drag queens off the catwalk and places them behind the wheel for a "jag race." the queens compete in all-electric i-pace suvs for a chance to earn up to an amount equal to $12,291 for lgbtq charities.
the competition is hosted by drag sos host cheddar gorgeous and is made up of three heats. the first one, already posted on the attitude magazine youtube channel, sees australian queen courtney act take on british rival the vivienne.
when c/d tested the i-pace at our test track—albeit in sneakers and a helmet instead of stilettos and a wig–we managed a standing quarter-mile time in 12.8 seconds at 109 mph. the stars of jag race aren't trained drivers like us, so they're unlikely to match our time, but the i-pace's immediate throttle response and all-electric power do make for a thrilling drag race either way.
the next installment of the series will launch on october 3 and will welcome rupaul's drag race season 9 runner-up and breakout broadway star peppermint. she'll take on miss tickle. the series will conclude with the fastest queen taking home the grand prize for her charity.
jaguar is kicking in the equivalent of just under $7400 for the runner-up's charity and $2450 for each of the bottom two, so all four causes will receive a donation. so far, the charities have included the albert kennedy trust, which supports homeless queer youth, and sahir house, an hiv prevention organization. there's a gofundme link for viewers who wish to donate.