All of you will have to agree with me here that the newest sportscar from the British Auto Maker Jaguar called the F-Type which also happens to be the successor of the one of the most iconic Sportscars of all time the E-Type is the best looking thing that you will find on road today. It is an amalgam of the right proportion of hooliganism as well as sophistication which until now we thought can never go hand in hand. When this thing graced the roads back in 2013, we all were equally excited and honestly this actually became popular for a lot of reasons but the true sportscar enthusiast loved it for its wild exhaust note which actually still is one of the most soothing track that you will find in a production car, while the other as already mentioned above was its exceptional good looks.

The Performance on the other hand was somehow a hush affair although the F-Type packed quite a lot of punch from the 3.0 Litre Supercharged V6 and the 5.0 Liter Supercharged V8. The car was a sprinter and also came with an exceptional topspeed as well but it never actually was counted in the league of extraordinary supercars. Perhaps Jaguar wanted to change that and that can be a reason that they have just handed over their regular production variant Supercharged power V8 F-Type to their Special vehicle operation team (SVR).

The result was the F-Type SVR which now generates 575 Ps of peak power and 700 NM of torque. You wanted a hooligan Jaguar SVR team gave you one thus year. The F-Type SVR can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 3.7 seconds while it can reach top speed of 322 km/h mark without any complain. To make all this possible the SVR team has worked on every part of the car and if you want to learn more you definitely should read this article.

Update 07.03.2016:- We have updated the review with some live images of the all new Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe clicked from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Feast your eyes..

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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

EXTERIOR

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It is quite obvious that the more powerful and even more aggressive F-Type SVR will look different than the standard car. The new F-Type SVR gets some of its styling cues from the Project 7 which was actually a limited edition car. Now According to Jaguar all the changes has been done to the car to improve its aerodynamics and this features work together to actually improve the dynamics, stability which in tunr improves performance.

Towards the front the F-Type SVR gets a different type of bumper which actually covers the wheel as much as possible towards the front this actually helps in

The rear wing even deploys automatically when the driver actually selects the Dynamic mode

reducing the drag while also helping the air to remain attached to the sides of the car which as a result also helps reducing the air drag even further. The front bumper besides that also gets bigger air intakes which alongside the front undertray helps in keeping the engine cool. The bonnet has also received new louvers which actually uses the air flow over the bonnet and extract all the hot air from the engine compartment. Supposedly new features towards the side profile are the addition of the new apertures of the wheel arches which actually helps high pressure air pass through those gaps reducing the front end lift. Towards the rear the under floor tray beneath the rear suspension helps in accelerating the air flow which reduces pressure and lift. The car’s rear profile styling has further been accentuated with the addition of rear venture and the two individual silencers.

One more thing which already would have attracted all your attention is the deployable rear wing, The wings automatically rises once the car hits speeds of 60 mph/ 96 kph hour and 70 mph/ 112 Km/h mark. The rear wing even deploys automatically when the driver actually selects the Dynamic mode also. The purpose of the wing towards the rear of the car is to reduce the drag.

Apart from all this technical improvements the other cosmetic upgrades and enhancement that are also available carbon fibre roof panel and a carbon fibre pack which comes with front chin section, bonnet louvres, fender vent ingots and door mirror caps all finished in carbon fibre.

DIMENSION

Length 4,475 mm
Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm) 2,042/ 1,923 mm
Height (mm) 1,311 mm
Wheelbase 2,622 mm
Track front/ rear (mm) 1,585/ 1,611 mm
Weight (kg) From 1,705
Boot volume (litres) 310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray
Fuel tank (useable) litres 70

INTERIOR

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Now Jaguar is calling the F-Type SVR a supercar which can be used daily and although its performance does not actually compromise on the cars comfort. Inside the cabin gets SVR performance seats finished in jet black leather and which also comes with distinctive Lozenge Quilt pattern, it even also gets contrast stitching and embossed with the SVR logo. The customers also further have options to choose from different leather as well.

The aluminum shift paddles in particular are larger than what you find in the standard F-Type. This actually helps changing gears more easily. The centre console in particular along with the instrument cluster has also been wrapped in suedecloth covering. The optional leather selection will get you a full leather wrapping on the instrument cluster as well. The infotainment system gets the same InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus system which comes integrated with an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen. While it also gets 380W Meridian and 770W Meridian surround sound system on offer too. The rest looks quite familiar to what you will also find in the standard F-Type car including the InControl Apps smartphone connectivity.

DRIVETRAIN

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The F-Type SVR features the same 5.0 Litre Supercharged V8 unit but this engine has been tuned to produce about 575 Ps of peak power at 6500 rpm and an impressive 700 Nm of torque at 3500-5000 rpm. The V8 engine is paired to a 8 speed quickshift transmission which actually send all that power to all the four wheels.

The engine cooling is taken care by the bigger air coolers and redesigned bonnet vents. The lightweight titanium exhaust system is capable of withstanding high degree of temperatures and helps in reducing almost 16 kilograms of weight. This exhaust system is much more efficient than the standard exhaust stainless steel exhaust system of the standard F-Type. The other side effect means that you get a wild roar which you activate the active valves. The vavlves itself are also made up of Titanium to reduce further weight.

Now comes the most important part talk about performance and the Jaguar F-Type SVR can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.7 seconds while the top speed is about 322 km/h mark.

SPECIFICATION

Engine capacity (cc) 5,000
Cylinders V8 Supercharged
Valves per cylinder 4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm) 92.5/ 93.0
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel injection 150bar direct injection
Power PS (kW) 575 (423) @ 6,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft) 700 (516) @ 3,500-5,000rpm
Transmission 8-speed Quickshift

CHASSIS AND HANDLING

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The F-Type uses aluminium double wishbone front and rear suspension and an electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system. The vehicle is actually also 25 Kilograms lighter than the AWD F-Type R and even 50 Kilograms lighter with the optional Carbon Ceramic Matrix brake system and carbon fibre roof. The other improvements done to better the handling characteristics of the car includes a thicker anti roll bar, the adaprive dynamic system also has been reprogrammed. All these changes will result in a comfortable ride both during lower speed as well high speeds.

The braking of the F-Type SVR is taken care by bigger, 380mm and 376mm front and rear brake discs. The SVR can also be fitted with aguar’s Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system which actually features even larger 398mm and 380mm discs. The car also comes fitted with wider 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 tyres which promise to provide better grip.

PRICES

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The prices for the Jaguar F-Type SVR start from £110,000 for the Coupé and £115,485 for the Convertible. You can expect it arrive in the Indian market as well hopefully.

COMPETITION

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Quite honestly the F-Type SVR is actually a specially developed vehicle while the Huracan on the other hand is a standard production car from Lamborghini. The Huracan is already available for sale in the Indian market and is powered by a 5.2 Litre naturally aspirated V10 engine which is capable of producing about 602 Bhp of peak power and 560 Nm of peak torque delivered to all the 4 wheels via 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

CONCLUSION

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The Jaguar F-Type SVR combines good looks, functionality and performance in one package. The F-Type already was a gorgeous machine now it even got meaner and faster. For those who actually loves performance then there can be no alternative to the F-Type SVR. What even makes it more interesting is the fact that this is actually the fastest and most powerful Jag ever built.

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Press Release

Order Book Opens for the New Jaguar F-TYPE SVR: the 200mph All-Weather Supercar

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The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR, developed to exploit the lightweight aluminium sports car’s full potential while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability. The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is a 200mph, all-weather supercar.
More powerful, lighter, and benefiting from an enhanced chassis and driveline and active aerodynamics, the all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible deliver supercar performance - in all conditions - and unrivalled driver engagement and reward.

"The purity of the F-TYPE’s form is something truly special, but in designing the new F-TYPE SVR we had the opportunity to create something even more dramatic. Every additional form, line or component is there for a reason, and contributes to the car’s increased performance as well as its presence.
"Cutting-edge aerodynamics have always been fundamental to Jaguar design, and everything from the enlarged air intakes to the active rear wing is essential to the new F-TYPE SVR’s dramatic looks and 200mph potential."

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar

Raising the output of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 to 575PS and 700Nm enables the F-TYPE SVR to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds. Maximum speed of the Coupé model is 200mph, the Convertible 195mph.

The F-TYPE R is already a benchmark in the sports car segment but this model represented the starting point for development of the F-TYPE SVR. Everything which contributes to performance and vehicle dynamics has been meticulously re-evaluated, re-engineered and optimised still further.

By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-TYPE from day one, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car.

"Our objective was to take everything that our customers love about F-TYPE - the performance, the handling, the sound, the design - and take it to a whole new level. This is what the new F-TYPE SVR delivers: it’s a 200mph all-weather supercar.
"With 575PS, less weight, an uprated chassis and bespoke calibrations for the transmission and all-wheel drive system, performance is even more accessible and exploitable. This is a car that SVO has developed for true enthusiasts but it’s one that can be enjoyed every day."

John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations

The 2017 model year F-TYPE Coupé range will consist of:

F-TYPE (340PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE S (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD and AWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE British Design Edition (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD and AWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE R (550PS 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD and AWD)
F-TYPE SVR (575PS 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift AWD)
The 2017 model year F-TYPE Convertible range will consist of:
F-TYPE (340PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE S (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD and AWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE British Design Edition (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD and AWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE R (550PS 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD and AWD)
F-TYPE SVR (575PS 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift AWD)

POWERTRAIN, DRIVELINE AND CHASSIS

The F-TYPE SVR is Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car but optimising everything from the calibration of all-wheel drive system to the valving in the dampers and the width of the tyres ensures that it remains a tractable, useable day-to-day sports car

Ultimate performance: Supercharged V8 with 575PS

The F-TYPE SVR features the latest evolution of Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 to deliver the ultimate in performance and driver reward. Changes to the engine’s calibration - adopted from the F-TYPE Project 7 - deliver power and torque ratings of 575PS and 700Nm.

Enlarged air intakes in the front bumper together with revised charge air coolers and redesigned bonnet vents deliver corresponding improvements in cooling system performance and powertrain efficiency.

The new lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system can withstand higher peak temperatures, reduces backpressure and saves 16kg - a weight reduction which exceeds the demanding target set during development. Compared to the F-TYPE R’s stainless steel system, Inconel’s increased thermal resistance meant that wall thickness could be halved to just 0.6mm.

The new system also delivers an even more distinctive, purposeful, harder-edged exhaust note, especially once the active valves in the rear silencers open - this happens at lower engine speeds to enhance the F-TYPE SVR’s performance character still further. Even the valves themselves are made from titanium because this is the ultimate lightweight solution. The four round tailpipes are distinguished by discreet SVR branding.

To make the most of the increased engine output, the eight-speed Quickshift transmission gains a new calibration. Together with the extra grip delivered by the wider, 265- and 305-section front and rear tyres (10mm wider than the F-TYPE R), and optimising the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology, this delivers the F-TYPE SVR’s outstanding launch behaviour and immediacy of response.

The changes to IDD and refinements to the rear electronic active differential (EAD) ensure optimum torque distribution between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. Combined with a unique calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, this enhances traction and dynamics - on all surfaces and in all weathers - while preserving the F-TYPE SVR’s rear-wheel drive character and handling balance.
Selecting Dynamic mode will enable the enthusiast driver to fully explore the F-TYPE SVR’s capability, especially with the DSC system set to TracDSC or switched off completely. Under these conditions, IDD will use the most extreme calibrations for the AWD system and for the EAD to fully exploit the available grip.

The gains in performance and driveability do not come at the expense of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: compared to the F-TYPE R, the figures on the European combined cycle remain unchanged at 25mpg and 269g/km respectively.
Light, stiff, precise

The enhancements made to the powertrain and driveline are matched by the modifications made to the chassis. Designed to take the SVR’s dynamic capability to the next level, and deliver ultimate chassis agility, precision, control and response, the changes nevertheless preserve the F-TYPE’s ride quality and inherent duality of character - day-to-day usability and comfort have not been compromised.
The F-TYPE’s aluminium double wishbone front and rear suspension and state-of-the-art electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system gave the SVO team the best possible starting point for developing the SVR’s vehicle dynamics.
That the vehicle is 25kg lighter as standard than the AWD F-TYPE R - and 50kg lighter with options including the Carbon Ceramic Matrix brake system and carbon fibre roof - brings immediate benefits in terms of handling. Optimised aerodynamics produce further gains: the rear wing delivers reductions in lift whether in the raised or lowered position.

These fundamental improvements are matched by a raft of other hardware and software changes designed to extract the full potential from every part of the chassis. The rear anti-roll bar is thicker. The valves inside the continuously-variable dampers have been revised and the control software - the heart of Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system - has been recalibrated. The overall effect is that both low speed comfort and high speed control are improved.

The rear knuckle is completely new. Now an intricate, weight-optimised aluminium die casting, the design of the part enables a 37 per cent increase in camber stiffness and a 41 per cent increase in toe stiffness, which translates into greater control of the tyre contact patch and an even more connected steering feel.

The front anti-roll bar diameter has been reduced slightly. Together with the revised damper control software, a unique tune for the Torque Vectoring system which enables even more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels, the changes mitigate understeer - even at high corner entry speeds.

Fitted as standard with Jaguar’s Super Performance braking system featuring large, 380mm and 376mm front and rear brake discs, the F-TYPE SVR can be specified with Jaguar’s Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system. Featuring even larger 398mm and 380mm discs and six- and four-piston monobloc calipers, this system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding fade resistance. The brake prefill system ensures consistent pedal feel, stop after stop.

The wider, specially-developed 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 tyres provide exceptional levels of grip with no detriment to ride quality or refinement. The range of 9J and 11J forged aluminium wheels deliver savings of up to 13.8kg per vehicle - another weight reduction which beat the development target - and the open spoke design also improves brake cooling. Exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, the range comprises Coriolis wheels in Satin Technical Grey or Gloss Black, and - for models fitted with the CCM braking system - Maelstrom wheels with a Satin Black polished finish.

The F-TYPE’s EPAS system already sets the benchmark for feel and response - especially off-centre. Further tuning of the control software delivers even better feedback and, combined with the stiffer rear knuckle assembly, the new wheels and tyres and the revised damper settings, means that the F-TYPE SVR steers with even greater immediacy and precision.

AERODYNAMICS

Reducing drag and lift contributes to the enhanced dynamics and performance and subtly enhances the F-TYPE’s award-winning design

The effort made in developing the chassis was matched by the work done on the F-TYPE SVR’s aerodynamics. Asked to solve the often conflicting requirements of reducing drag and reducing lift, the SVO team designed a full suite of features which work together to improve dynamics, stability, performance and efficiency.
To cut drag, the front bumper was extended outboard to mask as much of the wheels as possible. This also helps the airflow to remain attached to the sides of the car, reducing drag still further.

The front valance and front undertray also contribute to drag reduction but do much more to improve engine cooling. The louvre design of the new bonnet vents uses the flow of air over the bonnet to extract more hot air from the engine compartment.
Apertures in the wheelarch liners help the high pressure air to escape through the fender vents, helping to reduce front-end lift.

An under-floor tray beneath the rear suspension accelerates the airflow, reducing pressure and therefore reducing lift. Aerodynamics are further enhanced by the rear venturi. Integrating this feature was only possible because of the design of the lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system: using two individual rear silencers instead of a single transverse silencer enabled the venturi to be neatly packaged between them.

But the single most effective device developed for the F-TYPE SVR is its deployable rear wing: the highly optimised design is more effective and more aerodynamically-efficient in both raised and lowered and positions.
With the car in Normal mode, the wing deploys once vehicle speed reaches 60mph and 70mph for the Convertible and Coupé respectively. The wing will also deploy automatically whenever the driver selects Dynamic mode. In this raised position, the wing, together with the other aerodynamic enhancements, enables a reduction in the F-TYPE SVR’s drag and lift coefficients of 2.5 per cent and 15 per cent respectively compared to the F-TYPE R with spoiler deployed. When the SVR’s wing is in the lowered position, the corresponding improvements are 7.5 per cent and 45 per cent.
Exterior design options to complement the carbon fibre rear wing include a carbon fibre roof panel and a carbon fibre pack comprising the front chin section, bonnet louvres, fender vent ingots and door mirror caps.

INTERIOR

A bespoke interior characterised by exquisite detailing and infotainment systems which support the latest wearable technology make the F-TYPE SVR even more desirable

The F-TYPE SVR’s performance does not come at the expense of comfort. The cabin gains cosseting 14-way SVR Performance seats finished in Jet black leather with a distinctive Lozenge Quilt pattern, contrast stitching and micro-piping and headrests embossed with the SVR logo. Customers also have the option of Siena Tan or Red leather.

The SVR Jet black leather and optional Jet black leather and suedecloth steering wheels feature black painted spoke outers and contrast stitching in a range of four colours. The unique anodised aluminium shift paddles are larger than those in other F-TYPE models to make changing gear even more instinctive.

The driver-focused theme of the ’one-plus-one’ layout is enhanced with a suedecloth covering for the instrument cluster and centre console. Customers who select the optional Siena Tan or Red leather interiors benefit from full leather wrapping of the instrument panel.

The InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus infotainment systems feature eight-inch capacitive touchscreens, intuitive user interfaces and crisp, clear 3D map displays and offer 380W Meridian and 770W Meridian surround sound audio systems respectively.

As well as the familiar InControl Apps smartphone connectivity, InControl Secure vehicle monitoring and InControl Protect emergency call system, the F-TYPE SVR also offers the latest InControl Remote functionality, which - for the ultimate in convenience - now supports wearable technology.
Partnering the InControl Remote app for iOS smartphones is a companion app developed for the Apple Watch. Using this device, drivers can lock and unlock the doors, check key information such as fuel level or mileage, and locate the car on a map. InControl Remote even enables the driver to start the engine and set the climate control system temperature to pre-condition the cabin before the start of a journey. Nothing could be simpler.

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