We’ve been expecting greatness since we first heard about the 575 horsepower Jaguar F-Type SVR that’s coming in 2016. Now it sounds like our faith will be justified; the car supercharged V8 AWD car will hit 200 MPH.
Outside the SVR gets a little aero kit and 110 pounds of weigh savings over the peasant-spec F-Type R if you option the carbon fiber accessories, roof and Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) which saves 46 pounds of unsprung mass on its own.
Those brakes are 398mm and 380mm discs with and six and four-piston monobloc calipers front and rear respectively. Jaguar assures us that translates to “outstanding fade resistance” and “consistent pedal feel.”
The SVR also gets its own unique Inconel titanium exhaust system, which Jaguar promises “even more purposeful, harder-edged sound” and 35 pounds of weigh savings. If eardrums could salivate, my shoulders would be soaked.
Inconel titanium can handle higher temperatures than the standard F-Type’s stainless steel, so Jaguar could make the SVR’s exhaust pipe thinner and save 35 pounds.
The SVR’s pipe will also get a unique “split” muffler to fit in with the back of the special car’s body kit.
All of the F-Type’s driver aids including the transmission, Electric Power-Assisted Steering, Adaptive Dynamics, Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control and All-Wheel Drive systems have been specifically tuned for performance in the SVR, which, along with a the supercharged 5.0 liter V8's 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, will help smash the car to 60 MPH in 3.5 seconds and rage all the way to 200 MPH in coupe form.
Wider tires, beefed up suspension components and increased stiffness all-around round out the SVR package.
No manual gearbox option though, that looks like only real shame here.
For those more interested in an aural orgasm than responsive handling, you’ll be able to buy a convertible F-Type SVR when the vehicles go on sale this summer. Though frankly, I’m sure most drivers will have a hard time finding the limit of either car on public roads without risking serious jail time or killing themselves.
Starting at $125,950 for the coupe and $128,800 for the convertible, Jaguar’s first vehicle to wear an “SVR” badge should be a dramatic ride. That’s a huge ($20,000) premium over T-Type R, and about twice the price of the V6 base model. If you get one, please promise all that performance won’t be wasted on valets, okay?
If you need even more images, and of course I won’t blame you, there’s an immense stack in Jaguar’s press release. You’re welcome.
Images via Jaguar
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