Upcoming 567bhp range-topping performance version of the F-Type caught ahead of its reveal later this year
Mark Tisshaw
19 August 2015

The latest test mules for Jaguar's upcoming F-Type SVR have been spotted testing at the Nürburgring, ahead of the car's planned launch towards the end of this year.

The all-wheel-drive SVR will be the performance flagship of the F-Type range. It will be offered in both coupé and convertible forms, with power coming from an uprated version of the F-Type R’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine.

Previous estimates have suggested that the F-Type SVR, development of which has been undertaken by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division, will produce as much as 600bhp.

Read our Jaguar F-Type SVR review here

However, Autocar understands that the power output will in fact be 567bhp, which would match the output of the engine in the F-Type Project 7 special model. Tantalisingly, this leaves room for an even more potent and extreme F-Type in the future, as 600bhp is understood to be achievable from the engine.

The F-Type SVR will be derived from the 542bhp F-Type R AWD Coupe and come equipped with all-wheel drive as standard.

The extra power, along with an as yet unspecified weight saving the car will feature over its 1730kg donor model, should help to propel the F-Type SVR from 0-60mph in closer to 3.5sec than the 3.9sec of the F-Type R AWD. As with the F-Type R AWD, an eight-speed automatic gearbox will feature as standard on the SVR.

The visual changes over the F-Type R AWD are easy to spot on the SVR, even under the heavy disguise. The more extreme and aerodynamic body, some of which has been inspired by the Project 7, includes a new front-end design with additional cooling and lip spoiler, a fixed rear wing and a large rear diffuser.

Stopping power will come from large carbon-ceramic brakes that sit behind lightweight 20in alloys. The chassis is also understood to have undergone an overhaul for a more focused drive, and the exhaust system is new for an even more distinctive exhaust note and also to save weight.

The F-Type SVR is pencilled in for a Los Angeles motor show launch in November ahead of a 2016 launch. A price tag of just over £100,000 is expected.

Our Verdict

Jaguar F-Type R

The powerful Jaguar F-Type R is sensational to drive, with even better driving dynamics than its lesser siblings without resorting to the savage tendencies of the SVR

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8 July 2015
Another day another Jag prototype. About time we had another X Pace story

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

8 July 2015
Hey Jaguar, how about another F-Type Special. This one could be a bit less brash, not have a stupidly loud exhaust note and be able to ride a cats-eye without breaking the drivers spine.

 

8 July 2015
Autocar have been telling us the SVO models are the tops. So why leave room for a yet more powerful iteration above this one?

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