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Jaguar Details the F-Type SVR Before Geneva

Before the F-Type SVR rumbles into the Geneva Motor Show next month, Jaguar has revealed a bit more information on the most aggressive variant to date.
Posted: February 19, 2016 - 3:54PM
Author: Will Maley


Developed by the automaker's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the F-Type SVR uses the 5.0L Supercharged V8 from the F-Type R and increases power from 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet to 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. These numbers match up to the ones we reported back in January.

All of that power is routed through an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. Jaguar claims the F-Type SVR can hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Top speed is claimed to be 200 mph for the coupe and 195 mph for the convertible.

Under the skin, SVO has made changes to the F-Type SVR's chassis with new dampers, anti-roll bars, stiffer rear knuckles, and a set of wider tires. SVO has also put the SVR on a diet with titanium exhaust system and lightweight twenty-inch forged alloy wheels. Weight is further reduced when the vehicle is equipped with an optional carbon-fiber roof and Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake system.

The F-Type SVR's body boasts a new front bumper with large vents to improve cooling, and a new underfloor tray and rear spoiler to improve aerodynamics. Inside, the SVR features new seats, suedecloth covering for the dash, and a 770-watt Meridian surround sound system.

"Our objective was to take everything that our customers love about F-TYPE - the performance, the handling, the sound, the design - and take it to a whole new level. This is what the new F-TYPE SVR delivers: it's a 200mph all-weather supercar. With 575PS, less weight, an uprated chassis and bespoke calibrations for the transmission and all-wheel drive system, performance is even more accessible and exploitable. This is a car that SVO has developed for true enthusiasts but it's one that can be enjoyed every day," said John Edwards, Managing Director for Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.

Jaguar says the F-Type SVR will be arriving in the U.S. this summer with prices of $126,945 for the coupe and $129,795 for the convertible (includes a $995 destination charge).