Jaguar has revealed official details of the apex models of its already formidable F-Type range ahead of their Geneva Motor Show debuts, and the specifications make for compelling reading.
Although Jaguar had previously confirmed the SVR Coupe’s 320 km/h top speed, but had omitted the details surrounding the powerplant responsible for such shunt. Now it’s been confirmed that the company’s long-serving 5,0-litre supercharged V8 has been uprated by the folks at Jaguar-Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Research (SVR) unit to the tune of 423 kW and 700 N.m. Coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission and channelling drive to all four corners, the unit propels the both the Coupe and Convertible from 0-100 km/h in a shade over 3,5 seconds. But while they share the same sprint time the two diverge when it comes to their respective top speeds – the Convertible clocking 312 km/h and the Coupe 322 km/h.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR features an enhanced version of the R’s aerodynamic package, which includes a flat underfloor, revisions to the front valance and a sizeable carbon-fibre rear wing. A revised rear splitter frames the business end of a new titanium exhaust system, which Jaguar claims will give the already aurally ebullient V8 and even harder-edged soundtrack.
The SVR treatment has also seen a significant number of changes take place under the F-Type’s skin, including the addition of carbon-ceramic brakes, an uprated chassis with new dampers and anti-roll bars, and lightweight 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels. New calibrations for the gearbox and the all-wheel drive, torque vectoring, adaptive dynamic, power steering and stability control systems round out the technical upgrades.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR will reach the local market during the second half of 2016.