New Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Hits 200mph And Launches Summer 2016
Take your pick out of a coupe or cabriolet F TYPE SVR to take you to 200mph...
Jaguar enters supercar territory with 200mph F-TYPE SVR
The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is the 200mph version of the company's popular sports car and launches in the UK summer 2016. Its extreme speed enables this lifestyle statement – that comes in coupé and convertible from - to take-on rivals such as the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Technical details are sketchy this far from launch, but it is powered by a 5.0-litre, V8, supercharged petrol engine that produces close to 600PS. It is an enhanced version of the unit found in tamer trims such as the “R”.
In R form, it produces 550PS (680Nm of torque) and propels drivers to 62mph in only 4.2 seconds. In the SVR guise however it produces 575PS and will take you to 62mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds.
4-Wheel drive, ceramic brakes & aerodynamics
The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR – rumours suggest – has 4-wheel drive to maximise traction, 20-inch alloy wheels that make it look purposeful, and ceramic brakes that are less likely to overheat than more basic counterparts. Its status within the range is further emphasised by large air intakes that help the engine breathe, the rear spoiler/diffuser which increase downforce, and the fluted bonnet.
We've now been informed that the Coupé model will start at £110,000 and the Convertible from £115,485.
Jaguar claims this sports car is: “Lighter, faster and more powerful (than tamer trims)” and takes “performance, dynamics and driver involvement to a new level”. It also: “Retains the comfort and duality of character” typical of the marque.
Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations
The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR has been created by the brand's Special Vehicle Operations section. As the name suggests, its purpose is to bring highly potent cars to market in comparatively low numbers.
John Edwards, Managing Director, explained: “The new F-TYPE SVR is the first series production Jaguar to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and benefits from everything we know about precision engineering, performance and design”.
He added: “The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day”. He added: “We even made a convertible version so that enthusiasts can revel in the sound from the new titanium exhaust”.
Jaguar F-TYPE SVR performance emphasised by short video
Jaguar hinted at the car's performance via a short video before it is revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. The clip opens with a statement: “What happens when you take the Jaguar F-TYPE R and give it to Special Vehicle Operations?”.
The R – which is parked indoors in a clean, glossy, environment – then starts to evolve into the SVR. Its colour changes from white to orange, for example – and it gains extras such as the spoiler.
The soundtrack incorporates engine noise and a roaring cat. Periodically inserted images of the car on an open road increase the sense of excitement.