Jaguar Unveils High-Performance F-Pace SVR

By Paul Joseph

At the Geneva Motor Show last month, Jaguar’s focus was on electric cars as the British luxury automaker launched its very first all-electric, zero emissions model, the I-Pace.

However, it seems the famous marque hasn’t given up on its traditional fanbase just yet. At the New York Auto Show currently taking place in Manhattan, Jaguar has launched the high-performance version of its F-Pace SUV, which is being billed as one of the fastest SUVs in the world.

Called the F-Pace SVR, the sporty SUV is the work of the carmaker’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) department.

Powering the Jaguar F-Pace is a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that churns out 550 horses and 502 lb-ft of torque. Jaguar claims that the performance-oriented SUV can go from 0-60mph in just 4.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 176mph.

To support this added power, SVO has made quite a few changes to the F-Pace that include an ungraded chassis, progressive springs that are 30-percent stiffer at the front and 10-percent at the back, new anti-roll system – that Jaguar says cuts body-roll by 5-percent, and new lightweight forced 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels.

On the inside, the cabin features slimline performance front seats with SVR logos on the headrest and a SVR branded steering wheel with paddle shifters.

Four colour schemes will be on offer: Red with Jet, Light Oyster with Jet, Siena Tan with Jet, and Jet with Light Oyster stitching.

The high-performance variant of the F-Pace will arrive in US dealerships in the summer of 2018, with a starting price of $79,990.

By Paul Joseph