For quite some time now, we have been seeing the Jaguar F-Pace SVR being tested on the roads. We last saw it near the Nurburgring but this prototype was in a camouflaged suit even as it showed off its new performance credentials. Nevertheless, we will not have to wait too long until we see the prototype stripped off of its camouflage, and in person. Jaguar has officially announced the F-Pace SVR’s debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
If asked about the model, the automaker will say that the Jaguar F Pace SVR is currently the fastest and most powerful of its kind. This is because it had been equipped with a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that works with a 10 speed automatic transmission.
This engine, when in the F-Pace SUV, is slightly detuned. But this can also be found in the F-Type SVR and carries out 567 horsepower (422 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. Suspension and brakes will get an upgrade, and we also expect a similar raucous exhaust note like that of the F-Type to be carried over as well.
When looking at the physical aspects, not much has been tweaked when it comes to the design. Jaguar’s new hardcore F Pace was designed and engineered by Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) in the United Kingdom. But like I said, it retains most of its design elements that helped it win World Car of the Year in 2017. What we do know is that the F-Pace will be sitting on larger wheels and a redesigned front bumper that’s complemented with larger vents, and a slightly revised rear.
When it comes to numbers, the F-Pace begins at $42,065 in the United States. Not surprisingly, the SVR will cost twice as much at around $80,000. With this price tag, the F-Type SVR will be going against models like the Porsche Macan Turbo ($77,200), as well as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio ($79,995), on and off the track.
As the Jaguar F Pace makes its debut at the New York Auto Show (on March 28), we should get more details about the Jaguar F-Pace SVR. This will then be followed by the model’s release before the end of the year.
In other news, Jaguar Land Rover will invest more than £4 billion in the coming year on new product creation and capital expenditure. This will also be used to electrify all of the automaker’s new vehicles, to give customers more options. In fact, these will be added to the portfolio of the electrified products.