Published on www.automobilemag.com
January 22, 2016
As much as we like the wild 550-hp Jaguar F-Type R, we’ve long been looking forward to an even hotter model. Though our spy photographers had already managed to snap the car testing (pictured here), a dealer brochure leaked to Europe’s Autovisie now reveals the full specifications on the wild Jag.
According to the brochure, the Jaguar F-Type SVR will still use a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine, but output will be cranked up to 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, increases of 17 hp and 14 lb-ft. That will reportedly enabled the all-wheel-drive coupe and roadster to hit 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 200 mph (the convertible will “only” do 194 mph.) That’s compared to Jaguar’s quoted top speed of just 186 mph for the regular R.
Other tweaks for the Jaguar F-Type SVR will include a new front fascia and hood with additional air intakes, a prominent rear wing, and upgraded wheels and brakes. The car will also reportedly be about 46 lb lighter than an F-Type R, thanks in part to the use of a lightweight titanium exhaust and forged wheels.
The biggest unknown remains how much you’ll have to pay for a Jaguar F-Type SVR. The existing 2016 R coupe starts at $104,585 and the R convertible costs $107,445, so start saving if you want the SVR. The F-Type SVR could debut publicly as soon as the Geneva auto show in March.