Images of new, 567bhp Jaguar F-TYPE SVR leaked ahead Geneva Motor Show debut
Talk about the cat being out of the bag. Ahead of its anticipated debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, images of the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR from a new sales brochure have been leaked online, giving us our first look at the most powerful production Jaguar yet.
Developed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the latest F-TYPE is the first Jaguar to wear the company’s SVR badge, following in the footsteps of last year’s Range Rover Sport SVR. It is also powered by the same 5-litre supercharged V8 as the limited edition Project 7, albeit pushing 567bhp and 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque, enough for a 0-100kph time of 3.7 seconds. Outgunning the current top dog ‘R’ model by 25bhp, the SVR also hits 322kph, 23kph up on the F-TYPE R.
Though final performance and technical figures have yet to be released, the new supercharged V8 is set to be mated with a eight-speed automatic transmission configured with an all-wheel drive setup. Available in either coupe or convertible guise, the SVR is also set to include stiffer suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a titanium exhaust system (now 12kg lighter), as well as a fixed rear wing and revised spoiler, a new splitter, and wider lightweight wheels.
Speculation may be rife, but that hasn’t stopped industry insiders suggesting a $145K price tag for the new SVR.