Jaguar F-Type SVR can hit 200 MPH, debuts at 2016 Geneva Motor Show and comes powered by 567 hp 5.0-litre V8 engine
The Jaguar F-Type SVR had been under the wraps for some time now and its leaked sales brochure revealed pretty everything what we needed to know about the speedy monster. Now that we can confirm those figures, as it has made world premiere at the ongoing 86th edition of the fabled Geneva Motor Show, the Halo sportscar packs a knockout punch with its intimidating looks and throatier motor.
The spurred version of the F-Type sportscar has been developed by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations department. SVR is a performance arm of the British luxury car brand much like AMG for Mercedes and BMW’s M division. To the open-air drive-away experience, the F-Type SVR will be available in convertible version in addition to the coupe model. It gets styling revisions, lightweight body shell and powerful engine to up its grade from the standard F-Type which is well-received for getting Jaguar back in the sportscar fray apart from the XK models.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR will have aerodynamic upgrades such as restyled front splitter, revised rear spoiler running to the length of the car and rear diffuser. Whilst the aero bits reduces lift by 80%, the larger air intakes aid in better engine cooling and improved performance. The first Jaguar model to sport a SVR badge will be powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine pushing out a mighty 567 hp of maximum power output and 700 Nm of peak torque.
The same V8 can also be found in the Project 7 limited edition model only with 25 bhp more powerful than the F-Type V8 R Coupe. Driving all four wheels is a modified eight-speed automatic transmission which helps achieve a rated 0-100 kmph time of a staggering 3.5 seconds – six tenths and 14 mph(22 kmph) faster than the F-Type R while weighing 25 kilos lighter. The top speed is claimed at a jaw-dropping 200 mph(320 kmph) for the hard-top and 195 mph (313 kmph) for the convertible.
The SVR gets wider forged aluminium wheels and tyres, stiffer suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and the chassis has been made stronger than the standard F-Type. About 12 kg is trimmed off comparatively due to the titanium exhaust system and is sure to provide oral note as exhilarating as the regular made if not better. Inside, it features tweaks to sports bucket seats with quilted leather finish, SVR logo on the updated steering wheels with flappy paddle shifters.
It is expected to hit the UK market first before being sold elsewhere this year. The range-topping F-Type R Coupe is priced at Rs. 1.88 crore in India and thus the probabilities of SVR costing more than Rs. 2 crore when introduced here is highly likely.