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New go-faster coupé and convertible versions of the F-Type cost from £110,000 and will go on sale this summer

Jaguar has confirmed the full specifications of the Jaguar F-Type SVR sports car at the Geneva motor show.

Previously, Jaguar had only confirmed the 200mph top speed of the F-Type SVR coupé, although a leaked brochure revealed many more details. Now, Jaguar has confirmed that power will come from a 567bhp, 516lb ft version of the firm’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8. The F-Type SVR is four-wheel drive and uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Read our Jaguar F-Type SVR review here

The 1705kg F-Type SVR coupé can crack 0-60mph in 3.5sec and reach a 200mph top speed. The 1720kg convertible shares its 0-60mph time with the coupé but has a top speed reduced to 195mph. Economy and CO2 emissions figures are the same for both cars, at 25.0mpg and 269g/km respectively.

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The SVR’s aerodynamic package is an uprated version of that used by the F-Type R on which the new model is based. It includes a new front end, a flat underfloor and a carbonfibre active rear wing.

Read our UK review of the Jaguar F-Type SVR

The chassis has been tweaked, with new dampers and anti-roll bars added and stiffer rear knuckles fitted, while wider tyres wrap around lightweight 20in forged alloy wheels. Carbon-ceramic brakes provide stopping power.

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A new titanium exhaust is said to give “an even more purposeful, harder-edged sound”. Completing the upgrades are new calibrations for the gearbox and the all-wheel drive, torque vectoring, adaptive dynamic, power steering and stability control systems.

The SVR coupé costs from £110,000 and the convertible from £115,485. Both are available to order now ahead of summer deliveries.

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“The new F-Type SVR is the first series production Jaguar to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and benefits from everything we know about precision engineering, performance and design," said JLR's special operations managing director John Edwards.

“The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day. We even made a Convertible version so that enthusiasts can revel in the sound from the new titanium exhaust system.”

Details and images of the SVR had previously leaked to the internet via a dealer brochure. Speaking to Autocar at the Geneva show, Edwards said the leak was "a complete accident, but it's actually been very good for awareness. We got a lot of customer interest earlier than we expected, and although orders have only just formally opened - with production starting the last week of March - we're doing very well."

Edwards also commented that sales of the Range Rover Sport SVR have "significantly exceeded expectations", making him "quietly confident" for F-Type SVR sales.

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Mark Tisshaw

Title: Editor

Mark is a journalist with more than a decade of top-level experience in the automotive industry. He first joined Autocar in 2009, having previously worked in local newspapers. He has held several roles at Autocar, including news editor, deputy editor, digital editor and his current position of editor, one he has held since 2017.

From this position he oversees all of Autocar’s content across the print magazine, website, social media, video, and podcast channels, as well as our recent launch, Autocar Business. Mark regularly interviews the very top global executives in the automotive industry, telling their stories and holding them to account, meeting them at shows and events around the world.

Mark is a Car of the Year juror, a prestigious annual award that Autocar is one of the main sponsors of. He has made media appearances on the likes of the BBC, and contributed to titles including What Car?Move Electric and Pistonheads, and has written a column for The Sun.

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Speedraser 17 February 2016

Auto only -- shame

Such a shame it's automatic only. With a manual available it would be very appealing.
michael knight 17 February 2016

fast for a fatty

fast for a fatty
dipdaddy 29 January 2016

you got to hand it to SVO,

you got to hand it to SVO, they know how to make a car look like a cheap after market body kitted car. drop the spoiler for godsake!!! looks like someone super glued it and didn't quite check where it will look nice. i'm sure if they could be bothered they could incorporate the spoiler into the rear panels and and boot lid and still maintain that body profile, which has been spoiled by that spoiler, just get a good tinny and start beating the panels.

the SVO ranger rover is no good either heavier than porsche cayenne turbo, which still runs rings around it and more composed.
Jag XF SVO is still not faster than a box standard M6 in a straight line.

in their new direction i think jag is heading in the wrong direction or they don't know what they are doing. i find that quite disappointing, as SVO is not what i thought it would be.