Enhanced F-Type roars into GenevaPOSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 28 January 2016
THE new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the company announced.
Capable of 320km/h, the new panther-badged F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR and is developed to exploit the two-seat aluminium sports car’s full potential while retaining day-to-day usability.
Lighter, faster and more powerful, the new F-TYPE SVR takes performance, dynamics and driver involvement to a new level yet retains the comfort and duality of character inherent to all Jaguar cars.
“The new F-TYPE SVR is the first series production Jaguar to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and benefits from everything we know about precision engineering, performance and design,” said John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
“The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day – we even made a Convertible version so that enthusiasts can revel in the sound from the new titanium exhaust system.”
The SVR badge is Jaguar’s answer to performance vehicles from Mercedes (AMG) and BMW’s M division.
A brochure for the F-Type SVR leaked on-line indicates the car will be powered the brand’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 and will be mated to an eight-speed automatic with power sent to all four wheels.
Jaguar has been able to gain an extra 18kW and 20Nm from the same engine used in the brand’s current range-topping F-Type R bringing its total output to 422kW (565hp) and 700Nm. The extra power helps propel the SVR from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds faster than the all-wheel drive F-Type R and has a claimed top speed of 321km/h for the coupe and 312km/h for the convertible variant.
Brakes and aerodynamics have been upgraded by SVR.
The brand’s new F-Pace SUV may also get the SVR treatment after the car is launched this year, with company stakeholders earlier saying that a supercharged V8 variant of the F-Pace was on the table.