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Jaguar F-Pace SVR gets a roaring 5.0 Supercharged V8

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For those who have put their F-Pace purchase on hold because the standard F-Pace isn’t Jaguar enough, the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has created the ultimate one.

As we know already, the SVO‘s main ingredient is the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol. Here in the F-Pace SVR, it produces 550 PS and 680 Nm of torque, enough to propel the wild cat from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 283 km/h. Transmission is an 8-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic.

For most people, perhaps, the rest of the details doesn’t really matter. But here it is anyway –

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There are some aerodynamic elements including larger air intakes at the front and side fender vents that lower the pressure in the wheel arches, reduce lift and provide additional cooling while also optimising high-speed stability. In addition, wheel arch extensions and lower body mouldings give it a low-slung muscularity.

An exclusive SVR bonnet features vents to help extract hot air from the engine bay and provide visual evidence of the SVR’s dynamic intent.

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At the rear, a unique spoiler is joined by a new bumper, housing the quad tailpipes of the Active Exhaust system. The bumper incorporates side strakes that aid aerodynamic performance by smoothing airflow away from the rear of the vehicle.

As for the wheels, they’re forged 21 and optional 22-inch alloys. They’re wider at the rear by 25 mm compared to the front and contribute to the SVR’s enhanced handling. The 22-inch wheels are 2.4 kg lighter on the front and 1.7 kg lighter on the rear and are designed to deliver greater airflow to the larger 395 mm front and 396 mm rear disc brakes.

The SVR exhaust is 6.6 kg lighter than the standard F-Pace system, and aids performance by reducing back pressure.

There is also Electronic Active Differential (EAD) and SVR-tuned chassis featuring progressive front and rear springs that are 30 and 10 per cent stiffer, respectively, and incorporate an anti-roll bar that contributes to a 5% reduction in body roll.

Jaguar said that the torque on-demand All-Wheel Drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology has been optimised to maximise the benefit of EAD, while the software for the Adaptive Dynamics suspension, Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Dynamic Driving Mode are all bespoke to SVR. Engaging Dynamic mode initiates faster, more responsive gearshifts, sharper throttle responses and increased steering response for a more engaging driving experience in all conditions.

All Surface Progress Control and Adaptive Surface Response are present too.

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Interiors get 4G WiFi for up to 8 devices and is also equipped with the Touch Pro infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch HD instrument cluster.

Four interior colour themes help to highlight the vehicle’s high performance personality; Red with Jet, Light Oyster with Jet, Siena Tan with Jet and Jet with Light Oyster stitching.

The F-Pace SVR is priced from £74,835 OTR in the UK.

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