For those who thought the Jaguar F-Type wasn’t extreme enough, a leaked brochure has revealed the British firm will release an ultra-high performance version called the SVR. The leak has now been confirmed by official images above and below.
Named and developed by the company’s Special Vehicle Operations department, it follows the Range Rover Sport SVR into the ranks of JLR’s fastest products.
This new model will be a direct rival for the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Audi R8 so it needs some serious firepower to topple those established players. In addition, the new model will feature a more aggressive bodykit, sharper handling and all-wheel drive to match the increased horsepower.
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Jaguar F-Type SVR styling
The standard Jaguar F-Type already looked striking but the SVR turns that up to eleven. A deeper front bumper houses gaping air intakes to cool the brakes and engine and a deeper chin splitter could enhance front downforce. A pair of black bonnet bulges complete the front end refresh.
Lower side skirts further hint at the car’s high speed abilities while a pair of side vents now sit behind the front wheels – possibly to help with brake cooling. Little has changed at the back apart from the addition of a large fixed rear spoiler to optimise airflow over the back of the car.
Jaguar F-Type SVR interior
Like the outside, the F-Type SVR’s interior isn’t expected to change much from the standard car. We expect the biggest changes to be wider use of suede-like Alcantara on the steering wheel and carbon fibre trim to emphasise the car’s sporting character.
Jaguar F-Type SVR driving and engine
The headline feature helping keep the power under control is the all-wheel-drive system Jaguar recently introduced to the F-Type. This means the F-Type SVR will offer some limited all-weather ability but also means it’s a more direct rival for the all-wheel drive Porsche 911 Turbo S and Audi R8.
The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 is carried over from the F-Type R but has been fettled to produce a reported 567hp, and 516lb ft of torque. This monstrous engine catapults the F-Type SVR to 62mph from rest in just 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 200mph. Jaguar insiders have hinted that the SVR is aiming for a seven-and-a-half-minute Nurburgring lap time putting it into direct competition with the 911 Turbo S.
Jaguar F-Type SVR price
The SVR is aimed squarely at the most extreme 911s so costs significantly more than the£90,000 F-Type R. You’ll need £110,000 for the Coupe version and £115,485 to put the convertible on your drive.
Jaguar F-Type SVR release date
It’s expected that the SVR will be available for sale before the end of 2016. This means we could get our first round of official information in the summer.