Jaguar confirms that it will build an F-Pace SVR with its bonkers supercharged 5.0 litre V8
The last model to be churned out by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) team is an angry, V8 Jaguar F-Pace SVR. At present, the fastest and most powerful F-Pace you could buy is the supercharged V6 F-Pace S 35t, with its E-Type inspired exhaust note.
The F-Pace SVR will leave the V6 in the shade ever so slightly. That supercharged V8 will produce a whopping 404kW and 680Nm, a 0-100km/h time of 4.3 seconds and the F-Pace SVR rocket on to a top speed on 283km/h. And given the fitment of a Variable Valve Active exhaust, you’ll be able to hear that V8 loud and clear. The exhaust system also reduces back pressure and saves around 6.6 kilograms.
All that power isn’t much good without enhanced handling, and SVO has thought of that too. There’s a trick electronic rear differential and the F-Pace SVR has a specially calibrated SVR chassis with uprated dampers with front and rear spring rates increased by 30/10 per cent respectively.
The four-wheel drive system has been tuned for better grip and dynamism and the auto gearbox has been calibrated for faster shifts.
Braking has been improved, too, with the discs upgraded to 395/396mm front/rear two-piece discs.
A body kit that comprises of bespoke front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a rear spoiler have all been design to improve air flow and help the F-Pace SVR hunker down to the road.
New 21 inch wheels are available, but customers have the option of selecting 22 inch rims, with differential widths front to rear.
The SVR team have left their mark on the F-Pace SVR’s cabin with sports seats with diamond patterned leather trim. A more conventional gear lever replaces the circular gear selector found in other F-Pace models.
Pricing for the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR is yet to be confirmed, and order books are to open in mid 2018.