Jaguar is looking to launch the SVR version of the F-Type at the Geneva Motor Show, a few days after its sales brochure was leaked online. The SVR moniker represents a product from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations department, and the F-Type is the second vehicle after the Range Rover Sport to receive the exclusive treatment.
As the brochure reads, the 5.0-litre V8 produces 567 hp with 700 Nm of torque, a slight increase of 25 hp and 20 Nm of torque over the standard F-Type V8. Mated with the eight-speed automatic gearbox, power is delivered to all wheels.
It’s not surprising to see performance improvements in the SVR cars. This F-Type SVR smashes the century sprint in just 3.7 seconds; about 0.4 seconds quicker over the standard and already brutal F-Type V8. The F-Type SVR is also capable of hitting a top speed of 320km/h; 22km/h faster than the standard V8. That said, the F-Type SVR is now Jaguar’s fastest car, succeeding the F-Type Project 7.
Apart from performance upgrades, the F-Type SVR, available in both coupe and convertible forms, will receive aerodynamic improvements as well. This includes a more glaring rear diffuser, a large front spoiler and a rear spoiler that improves downforce by reducing lift of up to 80 percent. The SVR also receives lightweight components in the form of carbon ceramic brakes, titanium exhaust and forged aluminium wheels, saving up to 43kg over the standard F-Type.
The brochure also indicates that the convertible will only top out at 310 km/h instead of the 320 km/h achievable with the coupe. Despite all this, pricing for both cars have yet to be revealed, and it will certainly cost more than the standard F-Type V8 which costs RM1,158,888 in Malaysia. But the bigger question is, will it arrive in Malaysia? Seeing how two prime examples of the F-Type Project 7 made it to our shores last year, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia may just introduce their first ever SVR car here. Fingers crossed!