The Jaguar F-Type SVR, the first series production Jaguar to be enhanced by JLR’s performance division, world premiered at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The performance version of what is already a proper sportscar aims to exploit the package’s full potential without trading off the everyday usability.
Worked upon by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operation division, the F-Type SVR is differentiated from regular variants of the two-seat sportscar by means of a more aerodynamic front bumper with splitter, active carbon fibre rear wing and venturi (to reduce lift and drag), and 20-inch forged alloy wheels. Both Coupe and Convertible body styles are on offer.
The car incorporates several weight saving measures such as an optional CCM (Carbon Ceramic Matrix) braking system which saves 21 kg, a titanium exhaust (saves 16 kg), carbon fibre roof panel and carbon fibre pack. The interior gets special SVR quilted sports seats, suede cloth covered instrument binnacle and centre console in addition to SVR steering wheel with anodized aluminium paddle shifters.
Enhancements under the skin are extensive too. The F-Type SVR benefits from pumped up 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine which is tuned to deliver 575 PS and 700 Nm of torque. 0-60 mph comes in 3.5 seconds and top speed for the Coupe stands at 200 mph (322 kmph). The Convertible manages a top whack of 195 mph (314 kmph).
To handle the added performance, the boffins at Special Vehicles Operation have come up with new specialized calibration for the transmission, steering system, torque vectoring, dynamic stability control and all-wheel drive systems.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe and Convertible are priced at 110,000 pounds (around INR 1.04 cr) and 115,485 pounds (around INR 1.10 cr) respectively. Bookings are open and deliveries in Europe are scheduled to commence in 2016 Summer.