The brand's hot SUV will go on sale in 2018; it will use the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 found in the F-Type SVR

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR, a hot version of Jaguar’s first SUV model, has been spotted winter testing ahead of its anticipated 2017 reveal.

This second sighting is of a model wearing US-spec lights, and it comes close to six months after the first F-Pace SVR was seen high-speed testing at the Nürburgring.

Bodywork fitted to both of these cars suggests that Jaguar's production Porsche Macan Turbo rival will get an aggressive front spoiler, along with two huge air intakes either side of the front numberplate.

The model also gets larger diameter wheels and wider tyres to signify its extra potency. Other changes will include a titanium exhaust as well as tweaks to the suspension.

The F-Pace SVR will share its engine with the F-Type SVR as well as the eight-speed automatic gearbox, meaning there’s a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 under the bonnet with up to 567bhp and 516lb ft on tap, and it's expected to be all-wheel drive.

In the F-Type the V8 propels the car to a top speed of 200mph, but it is highly unlikely that the F-Pace SUV will match that figure. A 0-62mph time of less than 4.0sec is probable, however, which would beat the Macan Turbo and its 4.4sec sprint. It's therefore possible that the F-Pace SVR will be the quickest mid-sized SUV on the market.

Currently the quickest F-Pace you can buy is the 3.0-litre V6 petrol which cover 0-62mph in 5.5sec.

While an entry-level F-Type costs around £50,000, the SVR version costs more than £100,000. The entry-level F-Pace costs £35,000 so it is likely that the hardcore SVR version will command a price of around £70,000 or more, making it comparable to but more expensive than a Macan Turbo, which is priced from £63,000.

The F-Pace SVR is the latest creation from JLR's £20 million SVO technical centre in Coventry as the manufacturer looks to boost its SVO production numbers by 50% from the current annual total of 3500 units.

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21 September 2016
... the SVR model? It could be a 'regular' V8. That would make it more likely circa £75K for a 'mere' 550 bhp - and closer to the Macan turbo in price terms.

21 September 2016
Where is the XE-SVR? with 4wd? that is the one we really need to bring Jag back into the picture with a fast compact saloon,in the absence of 4WD on C63, M3,Alfa QFoglio,and no RS4 saloon in sight.I need to get out of my driveway in the winter.
Some of us old petrolheads still prefer CARS!


20 March 2017
I think many are still waiting for the XE and XF lineups to feature R and SVR models.

20 March 2017
I suggest the 'J' in JLR focuses its finite development resources on getting an electrically enhanced 2-litre petrol out on the streets. The 'SUV Saviour' might be the shot-in-the-arm for manufacturers like Jag desperate to move out of low-growth sedans but the NoX debate is going to kill-off the diesel SUV in less than 5 years..unless you want a urea tank in the boot the size of Belgium.


20 March 2017
Another silly car. Next please...

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