Jaguar F-Pace SVR spotted for the first time

Jaguar F-Pace SVR spotted for the first time

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring, ahead of an expected release in 2018

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR, the super-hot version of Jaguar’s first SUV model, has been spotted testing for the first time.

As is usual for performance-oriented models, Jaguar took the F-Pace SVR to the Nürburgring for testing, where the model was spotted sporting heavy disguise.

It’s clear from the nature of some of the camouflage, however, that an aggressive front spoiler has been added, along with two huge air intakes either side of the front numberplate.

Aside from these differences, and a set of relatively small alloys, which are certain to not be carried over to the production model, this early test mule looks largely unchanged from the regular F-Pace.

The F-Pace SVR is likely to share its engine with the other SVR in the Jaguar range; the F-Type SVR, meaning there’s a supercharged, 5.0-litre V8 under the bonnet, and up to 567bhp and 516lb ft on tap.

It’s unlikely that the F-Pace SVR will match the F-Type SVR’s 200mph top speed and 3.5sec 0-60mph time, given that the SUV in V6 S guise weighs nearly 160kg more than the F-Type SVR.

Performance is likely to better that of the upcoming Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, however, given that the SVR’s engine is currently 64bhp up on Alfa Romeo’s 2.9-litre twin turbo V6. This means that a 0-62mph time of less than 4.0sec is likely.

The Porsche Macan Turbo manages the sprint in 4.4sec, and weighs in at 1925kg, so it’s probable that the F-Pace SVR will be the quickest mid-sized SUV on the market.

Jaguar’s F-Type pricing compared with the F-Type SVR puts the SVR at more than £40,000 above the V6 S; so it’s fair to assume that the F-Pace SVR will carry a price tag of around £90,000. 

Source: Car

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