Jaguar-Land Rover didn’t have too many engines to adapt them for different vehicles.
But when they had a great, supercharged V8, they put it on almost every car they had.
Jaguar enhanced the F-Type with a new 550 hp engine and gave it access to the SVR club. SVR was the Special Vehicle Racing department, which was like an in-house tuner for the British brand. The engineers from that lab were responsible for producing several performance vehicles for both brands. But there was more than just a big engine under a hood.
The F-Type SVR was a supercar dressed in Luxury SUV clothes, but it couldn’t hide its high-performance capabilities. There was a new lower apron on the front fascia with a bigger and wider grille and side-scoops. Most of them were functional and contributed to the engine and brake cooling. The new aerodynamic package lowered the drag-resistance coefficient from 0.37 to 0.36.
Inside, Jaguar installed a luxurious yet sporty interior. Seat and door inserts were finished in Alcantara, with center stack and console wrapped in Windsor leather. A 12.3” interactive driver display was placed in the Alcantara wrapped instrument cluster. Jaguar designers modified the look of the drive selector and transformed it into a small, wide handle to select the driving programs.
Under the hood, the supercharged engine sent the power in all corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission. To help the car cope better with various terrains, the rotary knob of the JaguarDrive Control changed the drivetrain settings for Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow, and Dynamic modes.