Jaguar’s new F-Type SVR will make its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and is the first Jag to be fettled by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations department. Its 567bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine is 25bhp more powerful than the R’s. It also features up-rated suspension, a titanium exhaust, ceramic brakes and forged wheels.
Thanks to the powerful V8 with 700Nm of torque, an eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive, the F-Type SVR will go from 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds and on to an incredible 200 MPH top speed.
That rear wing can reduce lift by up to 80 per cent, but to reach that impressive 200 MPH top speed it needs to be lowered to make the car more slippery. The convertible version won’t be able to reach that speed, however, topping out at 194 MPH.
The wheels are wider and lighter, allowing for bigger tyres to be fitted to improve grip. Carbon-ceramic brakes feature on the SVR to reduce weight by 21kg and are joined by stiffer suspension for better cornering ability. Carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted as well to improve the car’s braking ability on track.
The F-Type SVR will be available as a coupe and convertible, and gets a few aerodynamic upgrades over the standard car. There are new air inlets at the front, along with an upgraded splitter and more vents to allow bigger quantities of air into the new cooling system. The car also gets a revised diffuser and an active rear wing at the rear and a flat underfloor for better aerodynamics.
These fundamental improvements are matched by a raft of other hardware and software changes designed to extract the full potential from every part of the chassis. The rear anti-roll bar is thicker. The valves inside the continuously-variable dampers have been revised and the control software – the heart of Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system – has been re calibrated. The overall effect is that both low speed comfort and high speed control are improved.
The car will go on sale in summer 2016. For more information, please visit your local Listers Jaguar showroom.