Jaguar has revealed the high-performance new F-Type SVR will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 – but while it’s confirmed this will be a 200mph F-Type, Jaguar’s not yet revealed exactly how fast it will be.
The first SVR-branded Jaguar, it will be the latest performance model from the Special Vehicle Operations division. That’s the same specialist unit that also recently developed the Range Rover Sport SVR.
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On sale in the summer, the F-Type SVR will, claims Jaguar, exploit the all-aluminium F-Type’s full potential “while retaining its day-to-day usability”.
It “takes performance, dynamics and driver involvement to a new level” says the firm of the lighter, faster and more powerful SVR, “yet retains the comfort and duality”.
JLR SVO MD John Edwards added that “the result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day”.
Jaguar’s even made an F-Type SVR Convertible.
What do we know about the Jaguar F-Type SVR?
Jaguar promises full technical details, including pricing, will be revealed on 17 February. Mark the date in your diary.
For now, it’s all speculation – but consensus (and leaks) seem to suggest the F-Type SVR will produce 575hp from its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine, for a 0-62mph time of just 3.7 seconds.
Likely boasting all-wheel drive, the F-Type SVR will be much stiffer and racier than the regular F-Type R, while confirmed weight-saving details include a new titanium exhaust systems (whose sound enthusiasts will “revel in” promises Edwards).
The F-Type SVR will sit at the top of the F-Type tree, in a range that includes the regular car, F-Type S, F-Type R and recent special edition F-Type British Design Edition.
But although it’s the first Jaguar SVR, it’s not actually the first SVO-developed Jaguar: that was the F-Type Project 7, whose strictly limited 250 editions are now all fully sold out.
One of the 250 owners is no less than David Beckham.