Let’s face it, the performance SUB market isn’t exactly short on options. You have the Porsche Macan Turbo, BMW X3 M, Audi SQ5, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Range Rover SVR – frankly I could keep going until the cows come home. If you happen to be on the market for such a car then I’m afraid your choice just became harder, as Jaguar has revealed its new F-Pace SVR.
How Powerful Is It?
This is what we all want to know, because after all, that’s a big chunk of what this vehicle is all about. Thanks to 5.0 litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, the F-Pace SVR is able to 542bhp and 680Nm of torque. Sure, that’s not quite as much as what its stablemate, the Range Rover Sport SVR is able to offer, but the F-Pace is cheaper, so silver linings and all that.
This power is fed to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and is able to shoot this F-Pace to 60mph in just 4.1 seconds and will continue to a top speed of 176mph. That ought to be more plenty for most people, but you can always have a look at the Stelvio Quadrifoglio in case you are jonesing for even more power.
Stiffer, Yet Lighter
As you would expect from a more performance orientated model, the SVR variant of the F-Pace is stiffer yet lighter. The chassis has been uprated to handle with the extra brute force, and as a result you’ll find 30% stiffer springs at the front and 10% stiffer springs at the rear. The exhaust system is also different to the standard as it offers a weight saving 6.6kg, plus it has a variable valve system to help the Jag road like it should.
At each corner of this British brute you’ll find lightweight 21″ alloys, although 22″ can be specified, which are 2.4kg lighter at the front, 1.7kg lighter at the rear, and are able to give better airflow to cool, the big brakes needed to stop the SVR’s mass. To help keep you on the straight and narrow (and out of a bush) the SVR is the first F-Pace to feature Jaguar’s electronic active differential, which works alongside the all-wheel drive system and the intelligent driveline dynamics.
Don’t Worry, It’s Still Practical (In case you’re really bothered about that)
The beauty of a car like this is that you really can have you cake and eat it. Not only do you have almost 550bhp to play around with, but there’s still enough space for your family and even Fido. The boot offers a generous 650 litres of room, plus there will still be a lot of creature comforts such as navigation, leather seats, 4G Wi-Fi and a 12.3″ touchscreen.
How Much Is It? When Can I Order It?
Oh yes, I almost forgot about that. The new Jaguar F-Pace SVR will start from £74,835 and will be available to order in the summer, although you can register your interest now, at jaguar.co.uk.