We’re huge fans of Jaguar’s F-Type coupe and its numerous iterations. It’s way sleeker than any Jag we’ve seen before and it unabashedly brings it in both power and performance. All great cars can be improved, of course, and the new Jaguar F-Type SVR definitely takes the marque’s sports car to a whole new level.
Developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations group, it’s lighter, faster, and more powerful than all of the model’s previous iterations, putting it squarely at the top range of the F-Type fleet. More impressively, the car is considerably faster without packing all that much power, which means there’s some serious engineering behind the notable increase in performance.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR comes in both coupe and convertible versions, both housing the same 5-liter supercharged V8 as previous iterations, although it’s been boosted to 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. While that sounds more like a modest increase in output compared to the F-Type’s last version, the performance numbers are impressive, raising the top speed to 200 mph and the 0 to 60 to just 3.5 seconds for the coupe (the convertible is slightly less). Some of that are, of course, due to the boosted engine, although the enhance aerodynamics package and lightweight elements like the new titanium exhaust certainly do their part, too, as the whole thing weighs 55 pounds lighter than the F-Type R. Heck, if you throw in the rest of the lightweight options, you can even double the weight loss to a whopping 110 pounds.
Features include an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, new dampers, new anti-roll bars, wider tires, 20-inch aluminum forged wheels, and stiffer rear knuckles. Inside, it boasts SVR seats with a lozenge quilt pattern, suede-covered center console and instrument panel, and anodized aluminum paddle shifters.