Last month, at the 2018 New York Auto Show, British carmaker Jaguar wanted to put the world on notice with its brand new SVR, which is considered the top notch version of the F-Pace lineup. Now, the hot model has already been announced to Australia, with prices to start from $140,000.
Even if it comes with a hefty price tag, that`s well-justified for such an exclusive model: it gets more power, new design features and boasting technology at its finest.
The SVR was created by Jaguar`s Special Vehicle Operations and comes with some visual and performance enhancements which separate it from the rest of the lineup.
This means a new suspension system with bespoke springs front and rear which are now 30 percent stiffer. There are also new 21-inch alloy wheels as standard, however, you can also opt for the 22-inch size. The latter ones are more lightweight and come equipped as well with new 395mm front and 396mm rear brakes.
As for technology onboard, the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR is fully packed with the latest gadgetries, updated touch-screen media interface with satellite-navigation and connectivity, or sports seats with SVR logos and premium leather upholstery.
The SUV`s main highlight remains the powertrain under the hood, being a serious performer and looking refreshingly different from anything else in the segment. We are dealing with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 mill with 404 kW and 680 NM of torque.
Thanks to an eight-speed automatic transmission, Active exhaust system and tops speed of 283 km/h, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR is capable to run from 0 to 100 km/h in a staggering 4.3 seconds. With all these impressive performance figures, the new SVR is probably the fastest and most powerful SUV on the market, way too powerful than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV, which delivers 375 kW.