Jaguar`s long awaited F-Type SVR was officially unveiled today, ahead of Geneva Motor Show. The most powerful version of the F-Type will be available in both coupe and convertible versions and will benefit from the same 5.0 liter V8 engine found on the F-type S and R.
Changes to the engine’s calibration, adopted from the F-Type Project 7, deliver power and torque ratings of 575 hp and 700 Nm. Enlarged air intakes in the front bumper together with revised charge air coolers and redesigned bonnet vents deliver better cooling. To cut drag, the front bumper was extended outboard to mask as much of the wheels as possible. This also helps the airflow to remain attached to the sides of the car, reducing drag still further.
An under-floor tray beneath the rear suspension accelerates the airflow, reducing pressure and therefore reducing lift. But the most effective device developed for the F-Type SVR is its deployable rear wing. With the car in Normal mode, the wing deploys once vehicle speed reaches 60mph and 70mph for the Convertible and Coupé respectively. The wing will also deploy automatically whenever the driver selects Dynamic mode.
The new lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system can withstand higher peak temperatures, reduces backpressure and saves 16kg.
To make the most of the increased engine output, the eight-speed Quickshift transmission gains a new calibration. Together with the extra grip delivered by the wider, 265- and 305-section front and rear tyres (10mm wider than the F-Type R), and optimising the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology help the car runs from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds.
Even so, compared to the F-Type R, the figures on the European combined cycle remain unchanged at 25 mpg and 269 g/km respectively.
Inside, the new F-Type SVR gains cosseting 14-way SVR Performance seats finished in Jet black leather with a distinctive Lozenge Quilt pattern, contrast stitching and micro-piping and headrests embossed with the SVR logo. Customers also have the option of Siena Tan or Red leather upholstery.
The InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus infotainment systems feature eight-inch capacitive touchscreens, intuitive user interfaces and crisp, clear 3D map displays and offer 380W Meridian and 770W Meridian surround sound audio systems respectively.