JAGUAR F-Type SVR
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SVR is for Jaguar what AMG is for Mercedes-Benz or M for BMW.
But it is British and the three letters translate into Special Vehicle and Racing, even though the team that is preparing it is called Special Vehicle Operations. In 2017, the British brand introduced the F-Type Roadster SVR.
The F-Type SVR is a mix of sexy styling and massive force from a supercharged V8 with a 5.0-liter displacement. The engine cranks out 575 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the model is all-wheel-drive with a fixed 37:63 torque distribution to the wheels. In this configuration, the maximum speed is 300 kph (186.4 mph) and the 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) acceleration time is 3.7 seconds.
The interior is cozy and fit for two passengers. The bucket-type seats will hold their occupants while hard cornering. The infotainment system doesn’t care for Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto, but it does have a connection with smartphones via a specially dedicated app. The sound system includes a 700 W Meridian unit, good enough for a concert in the parking lot.
Since the car comes fitted with big, fat, 255/35 R20 tires up front and 295/30 R20 in the rear, the cornering speeds can be high. The F-Type SVR is also fitted with very good electronics to keep the vehicle well-planted, with the car even slightly braking the inside wheels when cornering to simulate torque vectoring.
The 2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR takes the standard model and cranks up the performance to the max through a more powerful engine, lightweight, stiffer chassis and better aerodynamics.
The supercharged V8 now cranks 575 HP, while the aluminum double-wishbone suspension with recalibrated dampers, bigger anti-roll bars and wider tires keeps the convertible in between the lines both on the street and on the track while shaving precious seconds. Visually, the F-Type SVR impresses through big air inlets at the front, a blacked out deployable rear wing as well as 14-way performance seats and suedecloth wrapped instrument cluster and central console.