This is the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, the first-ever high-performance SUV made by the brand as it looks to exploit the model’s massive sales success and capitalise on booming demand for fast high-riding cars.
The F-Pace SVR is the second Jaguar SVR after the F-Type and has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division. Intriguingly, it has been launched before any high-performance versions of Jaguar’s new saloons – this also underlines the market shift away from such cars. At present, there are no plans to launch an SVR version of either the XE or XF, besides the limited-run XE SV Project 8 that was made for a Nürburgring record attempt.
Powered by a 542bhp, 502lb ft supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, the F-Pace SVR delivers a 0-62mph time equalling that of the original F-Type V8 S’s 4.3sec, despite the new car’s 2070kg kerb weight.