13 March 2021
Review

This is the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR, a just-updated version of Jaguar’s SUV. Jaguar says it’s the only car in its class with a 5.0-litre V8 engine and not only that, it’s a supercharged one too.

That means it makes a hefty 542bhp (550hp) which is enough to propel this 2.1 tonne 4x4 from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and to a top speed of 178mph.

It has fierce rivals though, from the likes of Mercedes-AMG, BMW and Audi. But how does this £77,595 F-Pace SVR stack up against them? Join Matt Prior as we test the SVR on some of the roads where it was developed.

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jer 16 March 2021

I wouldn't particularly be concerned face lift cars will be fine. Obviously not cheap to run. I'd had "2 Jags"  and wanted something different so I went QF but I reckon not much to choose even before the interior upgrade.

Blue Chill 23 March 2021

I hope so. You hear similar horror stories about BMWs, but I've had three in a row without any major issues.

Like you, I've got a bit bored with the same dash architecture and interface and fancy something a bit different.

And well... V8.

Blue Chill 15 March 2021

I'm quite interested in one of these - interior is huge improvement (although I did notice some wobbly looking stitching on the dash where it tucks behind the Pivi screen).

Quite a few reviews (not this one) have mentioned the relative age of the engine as a negative, although haven't gone on to say exactly how. Comparing this to equivalents such as an X3 M or Stelvio QF, power, performance and (lack of) efficiency all seem to be roughly aligned. If a twin-turbo engine is more "modern", isn't that because everyone else is doing it?

I'd also be concerned about JLR's reliability record, but I'm not sure if this isn't blown out of proportion - it would break my heart to have coughed up for one of these, and then never get to drive it because it's always in for repair...

jer 13 March 2021

If you want one car it makes some sense rather than buying both a practical car and a sports car (assuming you don't do many miles). But a higher riding car (can't stand expression SUV) is much more desirable so will sell better and in my opinion looks better than some of the Taxi estates. The seating position is also novel but if on anything but the lowest setting feels slightly odd when going quickly through bends, but big caveat the capabilities of this car and rivals are still massively more than you need or can exploit without being an idiot on the road. I have one of the rivals to this car.....