Jaguar F-Type SVR Unveiled
Jaguar will be soon launching a special edition of its F-Type sportscar. This car will be christened as F-Type SVR while the SV stands for Special Vehicle Operations. As the name suggests, the vehicle has been developed with the assistance of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations department. This is for the first time a Jaguar is being introduced with the SV badge. Last year, Range Rover Sport was bestowed with the SVR name.
The car borrows its engine tune from the Project 7 edition. A leaked brochure shows that the car will be powered by a 5.0 litre V8 which will come mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. All this results in increased performance numbers of 567bhp with 700Nm of torque from the earlier 542bhp with 680Nm. A lot of work has gone into keeping the car light like the carbon-ceramic brakes, which are 21kgs lighter and a lightweight titanium exhaust which saves additional 12kgs. All this results in a 0 to 100 kph time of 3.7 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds quicker than the AWD F-Type R. Also, the top speed is clocked at 321.86kph.
Changes in the body include a wider set of tyers which provide better cornering grip and high speed stability. The car also gets a bigger rear diffuser, rear wing, bigger front spoiler, larger air intakes and forged aluminium alloys. The car will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show which will be held in March. "The new F-TYPE SVR is the first series production Jaguar to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and benefits from everything we know about precision engineering, performance and design. The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day - we even made a Convertible version so that enthusiasts can revel in the sound from the new titanium exhaust system." - John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
The car will be priced somewhere around £100,000, which oughly sums upto Rs. 97 lac. If introduced in India, the cost will fall somewhere around Rs. 2.5 - 3 Cr.
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