2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Puts The Fast In Family

2018 New York Auto Show

550 serious horsepower just debuted in New York.

Jaguar has unveiled the absurdly fast 2019 F-Pace SVR on the eve of the 2018 New York International Auto Show. Think of it as a grown-up F-Type, just with room for your kids. The latest addition to the SVR family boasts Jaguar Land Rover's ubiquitous supercharged 5.0-liter V8 which is kicking out 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. The company estimates it'll hit 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top out around 176 mph.

Equally as important as the SVR’s big motor are a host of smaller upgrades throughout the chassis and drivetrain. The springs are 30 percent stiffer up front and 10 percent stiffer out back, there’s recalibrated adaptive suspension software, 21-inch or 22-inch forged alloy wheels, big brakes with 15.5-inch front rotors and 15.6-inch rears, and an active exhaust that's 14.5 pounds lighter than standard fitment. Power continues to make its way to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Drive Mode selection and special high-performance calibration. Like its other SVR siblings, it gets an active rear differential which can vector torque side to side depending on circumstance.

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The exterior has been massaged in order to optimize aerodynamics and cooling, with larger front air intakes and fender vents which are supposed to reduce pressure in the wheel arches, reduce lift and provide additional cooling. The hood also gets a new set of head extractors, while the rear gains a spoiler, new diffuser, and quad tailpipes. Inside, the F-Pace SVR’s cabin gets sporty new badges alerting you to the sportiness, performance buckets featuring embossed SVR logos, along with Jaguar’s signature lozenge quilting. But the absolute best feature of the interior is the new gear lever, which replaces the F-Pace’s standard rotary dial.

Surrounded by metal and carbon-fiber trim, the SportShift Gear Selector lever has been borrowed from the F-Type and allows drivers to quickly manually shift gears by nudging the lever forward and backward if you don’t feel like using the aluminum paddle shifters. Pricing for the F-Pace SVR will start at $79,990 in the U.S, look for it to begin arriving in Jaguar dealerships this summer.

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