Jaguar's SVR Department Just Made The F-Type Even More Badass


As if the F-Type needed to be any more extreme.

Jaguar-Land Rover created the Special Vehicle Operations as an in-house tuning company to compete with BMW M cars and Mercedes AMG. SVR's first creation, the Range Rover Sport SVR, was a complete badass. Now the Special Vehicle Operations department has taken the Jaguar F-Type, and turned the dial up to 11. If we are honest, the F-Type was already at 11. The the F-Type SVR has broken the knob off! The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 now develops 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

This pushes the car to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The SVR will be available as both a coupe and convertible. The coupe will be the fastest Jaguar of all-time with a top speed of 200 mph. Each model was engineered by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter and more track-focused than the F-Type R. Weight savings on the SVR are 55 pounds versus the standard car, but can be increased to 110 pounds with optional carbon fiber brake system, carbon fiber roof panel and the carbon fiber pack. In addition to the weight savings, the SVR features enhanced aerodynamics with a new front bumper and splitter, flat underfloor, rear venturi and carbon fiber active rear spoiler. A throatier Inconel titanium exhaust system saves 35 pounds.

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The SVR also features bespoke calibrations for the transmission and electric power-steering, adaptive dynamics, torque vectoring, stability control and all-wheel drive systems. The chassis has also been upgraded with new dampers, anti-roll bars, wider tires, and lightweight 20-inch forged wheels. On the interior, the SVR features unique seats with Lozenge Quilt pattern, suede-covered instrument binnacle and center console, SVR steering wheel and anodized aluminum paddle shifters. Deliveries of the F-Type SVR will begin this summer. It's $125,950 for the Coupe and $128,800 for the Convertible. This latest version of the F-Type makes us wonder, why buy a 911 anymore?