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

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR, a hot version of Jaguar’s first SUV model, has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring ahead of its anticipated reveal later this year.

A V8 engine note can be clearly heard, with the model borrowing its supercharged 5.0-litre block and eight-speed automatic gearbox from the Jaguar F-Type SVR. The F-Pace SVR will have up to 567bhp and 516lb ft on tap, and it's expected to have four-wheel drive.

The test car shows that Jaguar's production Porsche Macan Turbo rival will have 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.

In the F-Type, the V8 engine propels the car to a top speed of 200mph, but it's highly unlikely that the F-Pace SUV will match that figure. A 0-62mph time of less than 4.0sec is probable, however, a time 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 model, which can 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's 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 Jaguar Land Rover'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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TS7

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!

Madmac

24 April 2017
madmac wrote:

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!

It's understandable to make a SVR of the F pace first. The F pace has as many sales as the rest of Jaguar combined so a SVR version will probably do the same for Jag. Next up is a SVR version of the XE and XF which are currently in development.

As annoying as it sounds, it is defo the right way to do things as Porsche has shown. Porsches SUVs have basically financed the Porsche hardcore (GT2/GT3) range since the Cayenne was launched. Even with half that success, imagine what Jaguar could do.

24 April 2017
madmac wrote:

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!

The money is in SUV's....like it or loathe it in your case.I am with you....give me a proper estate.

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.

BertoniBertone

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

24 April 2017
Have JLR given up doing anything further with the Jaguar XE? Around 2 years after its launch there's no estate or coupe variant, no SVR version to rival the M3, C63 etc and still a poor range of engine and trim level options compared to almost every rival in the class. With XEs seemingly not exactly flying out of the showrooms you'd think Jaguar would try to expand the XE range. I've seen far more current model A4s and facelifted (F30) 3 Series' than I have XEs and all were launched at roughly the same time.

24 April 2017
Lanehogger wrote:

Have JLR given up doing anything further with the Jaguar XE? Around 2 years after its launch there's no estate or coupe variant, no SVR version to rival the M3, C63 etc and still a poor range of engine and trim level options compared to almost every rival in the class. With XEs seemingly not exactly flying out of the showrooms you'd think Jaguar would try to expand the XE range. I've seen far more current model A4s and facelifted (F30) 3 Series' than I have XEs and all were launched at roughly the same time.

"With XEs seemingly not exactly flying out of the showrooms you'd think Jaguar would try to expand the XE range"....you've answered your own question there....The Jag SUV is a massive sales success for Jag....they are going to flog it to death. This model (F-Pace) is Jags most important car now.

24 April 2017
Having test-driven the current fastest F Pace and seen the Velar at the Geneva motorshow, I cannot see who or how the F Pace SVR will appeal to. Speaking as someone who had an XFR and in the market for a high powered vehicle:
1- The F Pace interior is that of a £40/50k car, not 80/90 with options
2- The Jaguar range is woefully short of a design direction, save for the F Pace exterior. Whoever gave the XE design brief should be shot. The XF is a bit better but its competition is 100% better
3- The XJ ought to lead the design strategy but is a decade old.
4- The coupe range is £10k too expensive per car, too heavy and uncompetitive compared to all German rivals. It does look better but should have had a +2 configuration.

How is it that Land Rover is so brilliant at designing desirable cars but not capable of building them properly and Jaguar is mirror opposite is beyond me. Just merge the 2 management teams and keep the good guys!

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