Jaguar unveils F-Pace SVR performance SUV

Jaguar unveils F-Pace SVR performance SUV

The modified SUV is fitted with a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine and is capable of reaching 176mph.

Following on from the XE Project 8 and F-Type models, Jaguar has unveiled a Special Vehicle Operations-modified version of the F-Pace SUV.

Named the F-Pace SVR, it is fitted with a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that produces 542bhp and 680Nm of torque – launching the mid-size SUV from 0-60mph in just 4.1 seconds.

2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR performance SUV

With that power unit under the bonnet, the SVR is capable of reaching 176mph – making it the joint-fastest vehicle in its segment alongside the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

Jaguar Land Rover’s SVO department – which takes JLR vehicles and makes them either more dynamic or luxurious – has added a a specially-tuned chassis, a more aggressive bodykit for improved aerodynamic performance including new bumpers, lower side skirts and a rear spoiler.

Other additions include a rear electronic active differential for improved traction, a variable valve active exhaust – which is 6.6kg than the unit normally fitted to the F-Pace – and upgraded brakes that sit behind lightweight 21-inch alloy wheels.

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2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR performance SUV

Inside, the SVR comes with slimline performance quilted leather seats with SVR detailing, similarly-styled rear seats, an SVR-branded leather and aluminium steering wheel, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and a Touch Pro infotainment system that includes a 10-inch central touchscreen and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster.

Mike Cross, chief engineer for vehicle integrity at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The F-Pace SVR delivers the handling and agility to match its performance. Everything from the steering to the bespoke suspension set-up has been tuned specifically for our performance SUV and the result is a vehicle that lives up to the promise of both the F-Pace and SVR names.”

Prices for the performance SUV start from £74,835, with order books opening this summer.


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