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Jaguar F-Type gets the SVR treatment

Jaguar F-Type SVR
Adam Schoeman

SVR Jaguar F-Type gets more power, trimmer weight

Jaguar is working on a more powerful, hard-core version of the F-Type coupé to coincide with the Geneva Motor Show in March.

It will also become the first Jaguar to receive the SVR badge, increasing the performance orientated subbrand’s offering from just the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.

Much of the car’s technical specifications are already known. A modified version of Jaguar’s bread and butter 5,0-litre supercharged V8 delivers 423 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque. That muscle, and all-wheel drive, propel the Jaguar from zero to 100km/h in an expected 3,7 seconds and will continue the momentum to a 320 km/h top speed.

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Those stats represent a significant improvement over the previous top-dog F-Type, which could only manage a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4,1 seconds but still had a meaty 404 kW under its belt.

The big difference is the weight saving that SVR has managed to engineer into this car. Ceramic brakes alone shave off nearly 21 kg, while a titanium exhaust and forged aluminium wheels contribute savings of 12 kg and 10 kg respectively.

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Other more visible changes include a larger front splitter and rear diffuser, as well as a rear wing which is said to reduce lift by 80 percent.

The two-seater coupé will be released at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will be followed up by a convertible model shortly thereafter. The latter’s output and performance statistics should remain mostly unchanged, although top speed will be slightly slower at 310 km/h.

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