It was inevitable and long rumoured, but now the Jaguar F-Pace SVR is finally here. Well, in New York at least.
It takes the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 favoured by Jaguar Land Rover’s SVO department, and uses the 542bhp it produces to clock 0-60 of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 176mph.
It shares a lot with the new Range Rover Sport SVR, as you’d expect, but the F-Pace is down on power when you put the two side by side. By 15 units in both horsepower and pounds-foot torque. Not that you’d notice though, as the top speed and acceleration are identical.
The chassis has been tuned by SVR, an electrical rear diff, uprated two-part brake discs, a lighter SVR exhaust and all of the usual SVR trimmings and badges. It retains the all-terrain 4WD system from the standard F-Pace,
Inside, quilted leather sport seats in the front match the rear bench, and the SVR steering wheel sits afore aluminium paddle shifters. The boot offers 650-litres of load space, and onboard 4G Wi-Fi accompanies the 10″ touchscreen in infotainment, whilst the driver information is displayed on a 12.3″ instrument cluster.
There isn’t a full release date yet for the F-Pace SVR, but customers can register their interest online. With prices for the Range Rover Sport SVR starting just under £100,000, you can expect the F-Pace to cost a similar amount to it’s brother in SV aRms.