Jaguar’s SVR performance division has been let loose on the F-Pace and we’ll soon be able to test the results when the F-Pace SVR goes on sale this summer.
Priced from £74,835, this crazy SUV has been fitted with a supercharged five-litre V8 petrol engine, producing a power output of 542bhp and 680Nm of torque to race to 62mph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 176mph.
Its chassis and aerodynamics have been enhanced to achieve maximum driver reward in all conditions. Additionally, the rear electronic active differential optimises traction and dynamics, while uprated brakes feature 395/396mm front/rear two-piece discs.
On the surface, there’s no mistaking the SVR variant of the F-Pace, thanks to an aerodynamic package that bolts on unique front and rear bumpers, lower body sides and rear flip spoiler to enhance cooling, reduce lift and drag and aid high-speed stability.
There are also lightweight 21-inch forged wheels (22-inch optional) with differential width from front to rear to improve handling and traction, as well as a variable valve active exhaust delivering a boomy soundtrack.
Inside, the F-Pace SVR boasts slimline sports seats with signature lozenge quilting and embossed SVR logo.
Mike Cross, chief engineer of vehicle integrity at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The F-Pace SVR delivers the handling and agility to match its performance. Everything from the steering to the bespoke suspension set-up has been tuned specifically for our performance SUV and the result is a vehicle that lives up to the promise of both the F-Pace and SVR names.”
Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “Once upon a time, many traditionalists would have balked at the idea of a Jaguar SUV.
“But here we are in 2018 with the F-Pace – a car so accomplished that it was named 2017’s World Car of the Year – and a raucous SVR variant that can rival any Jaguar sportscar.”
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