It sounds evil bombing around the Nurburgring.
Jaguar's resurgence as a competitive luxury marque has been rather inspiring, proving that even the most traditional of car brands can adapt to a changing world where electric cars, performance SUVs, and other formerly foreign niches are all ripe for the picking. Jag has the I-Pace which arguably fits both the electric and performance SUV slot, but what if you still love the sound of a noisy gas engine? Well, the F-Pace SVR will be completely overhauled for 2021 with styling that we expect will follow some design cues of the new F-Type, but before we get to see it, it needs to do more testing at the Nurburgring.
As you can see in the video, the test driver is properly hammering the F-Pace SVR, and it seems to stick very well. As you can hear in the video, that soundtrack is absolutely raucous and those upshifts are like the cracks of a very well-handled whip. Although we don't yet have any details on the powerplant, it's safe to say that it sounds like the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 will once again be returning with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. In the current model, that means 550 horsepower, but if things follow the same course that they did with the new F-Type, we wouldn't be surprised to see around 575 horses in the new model.
What we do know for certain is that there will be a number of styling changes but that they won't depart from the current look excessively. We also expect a new infotainment system and the usual array of multifunction displays in the cockpit, as well as retuned suspension. Whatever those other changes bring, it's clear that the 2021 F-Pace SVR is looking to steal the thunder of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Porsche Macan Turbo in convincing fashion. If it were your money, which of these three would you spend $80,000 plus on? Based on the noises the SVR makes, it's hard not to consider it.