Jaguar has revealed its new F-Pace SVR, with this fastest and most powerful F-Pace yet already confirmed for a South African launch in the second half of 2018.
Conceived by the British brand’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the F-Pace SVR is powered by a supercharged 5,0-litre V8 producing 405 kW and 680 N.m. That’s enough, says Jaguar, for a 4,3-second sprint to 100 km/h and a top speed of 283 km/h.
In addition to this significant bump in power, the F-Pace SVR gains aerodynamic enhancements such as larger air intakes up front and side fender vents that the brand says lower pressure in the wheel arches, reduce lift and provide additional cooling, while also optimising high-speed stability.
There are also model-specific wheel arch extensions and lower body mouldings, along with a vented SVR bonnet. At the rear, you’ll notice the unique spoiler is joined by a new bumper housing quad tailpipes of the active (and lightweight) exhaust system. The bumper furthermore incorporates side strakes ostensibly aiding aerodynamic performance.
Jaguar says the uprated chassis has progressive front and rear springs that are 30 and 10 percent stiffer respectively. New 21-inch and optional 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels are wider at the rear by 25 mm compared with the front. The brakes, too, are larger, with 395 mm front and 396 mm rear discs offered as standard. The SVR is also the first F-Pace to features Jaguar’s rear “Electronic Active Differential”.
Inside, you’ll find performance front seats that provide added lateral support, as well as an SVR-branded steering wheel with aluminium shifters.
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