After making the Range Rover Sport SVR hustle around the Nürburgring in 8 minutes and 14 seconds flat, making it the quickest production SUV in history, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations is back. This time, they go around fettling a Jaguar F-TYPE, and the resultant F-TYPE SVR naturally becomes the lightest, fastest and more powerful of its kind, aside from the exclusive, 575 hp F-TYPE Project 7.
Capable of reaching 200 mph (320 km/h; 313 km/h for the convertible), the new F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR and is developed “to exploit the two-seat aluminium sports car’s full potential while retaining its day-to-day usability”. The supercharged 5.0 litre, V8 engine in the F-TYPE SVR will be good for a Project 7 matching 575 hp, along with 700 Nm of torque; up from the standard F-Type R‘s 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. The F-TYPE SVR, with all-wheel drive, will decimate the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 3.7 seconds.
“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. 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.” said John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 01 March and will go on sale in summer 2016. Full technical specifications, pricing, images and films will be available on 17 February, so stay tuned! The new F-TYPE SVR will join the 2017 Model Year F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible range comprising F-TYPE, F-TYPE S, F-TYPE British Design Edition and F-TYPE R.