2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR uses the same 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine but at its higher state of tune as it produces 575 hp and 700 Nm
Jaguar India has launched the exhilarating F-Type SVR sportscar in the domestic market today. Priced at Rs. 2.65 crore and Rs. 2.80 crore (both prices, ex-showroom, pan India) for the Coupe and Convertible versions respectively, the model represents Jaguar’s pinnacle of performance.
The F-Type SVR Coupe competes against Porsche 911 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R in the Indian market and the 2018 version comes with subtle cosmetic updates including turn indicators integrated into the LED Daytime Running Lights, reworked tail lights and a brand new bumper to further enhance the overall appeal.
Amidst revealing prices for both the Coupe and Convertible versions of the F-Type SVR, the British manufacturer has commenced sales for the 2018 model. The F-Type SVR is basically the regular version of the R variant but has its mechanicals and performance upgraded by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division.
Resultantly, it uses the same 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine but at its higher state of tune. It is good enough to pump out a maximum power output of 575 horsepower and 700 Nm of peak torque, at an increase of 25 hp and 20 Nm over the standard F-Type R.
The powertrain is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission sending all the juice to the four wheels. The Coupe and Convertible do come with obvious performance differences. The former weighs lesser and is claimed to accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds before getting to a maximum speed of 322 kmph.
On the other hand, the Convertible packs the maximum punch to reach 0-100 kmph in similar time to the Coupe cousin, but has 8 kmph lower top speed. The Jaguar F-Type SVR does not just look better than the standard version but also has louder exhaust system as it uses lighter titanium and Inconel unit.
The exhaust alone saves 16 kilograms. Other important features in the SVR are lightweight seats, upholstery in quilted leather, lighter rear suspension knuckles, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, carbon-fibre rear wing, etc. Customers can also opt for carbon ceramic brakes that save up to 21 kg.