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Jaguar puts the 550-hp soul of a sports car inside the F-Pace SUV

Jaguar puts the 550-hp soul of...
Jaguar has debuted the F-Pace SVR at the New York International Auto Show
Jaguar has debuted the F-Pace SVR at the New York International Auto Show
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Jaguar has debuted the F-Pace SVR at the New York International Auto Show
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Jaguar has debuted the F-Pace SVR at the New York International Auto Show
The F-Pace can now compete with its high-performance rivals
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The F-Pace can now compete with its high-performance rivals
The biggest part of the SVR tune: a 550-hp 5.0-liter  supercharged V8 - 170 hp over top the current most powerful F-Pace
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The biggest part of the SVR tune: a 550-hp 5.0-liter  supercharged V8 - 170 hp over top the current most powerful F-Pace
The newest member of the F-Pace family hits 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, on par with some of the quickest SUVs out there
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The newest member of the F-Pace family hits 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, on par with some of the quickest SUVs out there
The SVR includes a variety of vents and badges
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The SVR includes a variety of vents and badges
The new SVR includes performance-calibrated settings
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The new SVR includes performance-calibrated settings
The upgraded suspension has stiffer springs 
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The upgraded suspension has stiffer springs 
The SVR hood adds some venting for better cooling
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The SVR hood adds some venting for better cooling
Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR
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Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR
Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR
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Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR
Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR
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Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR
The F-Pace SVR comes standard with 21-in wheels, and 22-in wheels are available
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The F-Pace SVR comes standard with 21-in wheels, and 22-in wheels are available
Inside, the F-Pace SVR has a special seat design and performance-oriented controls
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Inside, the F-Pace SVR has a special seat design and performance-oriented controls
Inside the all-new Jaguar F-Pace SVR 
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Inside the all-new Jaguar F-Pace SVR 
The SVR package includes extended wheel arches and lower body sides
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The SVR package includes extended wheel arches and lower body sides
The F-Pace SVR roof spoiler
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The F-Pace SVR roof spoiler
The F-Pace SVR includes a signature vented hood and larger intakes
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The F-Pace SVR includes a signature vented hood and larger intakes
The SVR package drops a traditional shifter in for the rotary knob found on other F-Pace models
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The SVR package drops a traditional shifter in for the rotary knob found on other F-Pace models
Jaguar SVR badging
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Jaguar SVR badging

The F-Pace is Jaguar's best-selling vehicle and arguably the sexiest, sportiest SUV on the road. In other words, it's begging for a range-topping SVR performance model. Jaguar realizes this as well as anyone and it's added the all-new 550-hp F-Pace SVR at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The high-performance F-Pace gives well-to-do NY tri-state area residents a look at what they'll need to park in their driveways if they want to keep one step ahead of the Joneses.

The F-Pace already has the look of a fast, no-compromise SUV, but with the highest-level model powered by a 380-hp V6, it lacks the chops to roll with the jocks of the class, like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package.

No longer. Jaguar drops its supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine under the F-Pace's well-proportioned hood, giving the model 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. That means the new F-Pace SVR can fire from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in a very competitive 4.1 seconds (0-62 mph/100 km/h in 4.3 seconds) well before topping out at 176 mph (283 km/h).

Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR
Jaguar debuts the all-new F-Pace SVR

The SVR is by no means meant solely to heat pavement in a straight line, though. It gets an upgraded chassis that includes stiffer front and rear springs and an anti-roll system that cuts body roll by 5 percent. It also includes a standard rear electronic active differential and bespoke calibrations for its eight-speed Quickshift transmission, electric power-assisted steering, torque vectoring, dynamic stability control, all-wheel drive and adaptive dynamics.

"The F-Pace SVR delivers the handling and agility to match its performance," says Mike Cross, Jaguar Land Rover's chief engineer of vehicle integrity. "Everything from the steering to the bespoke suspension set-up has been tuned specifically for our performance SUV, and the result is a vehicle that lives up to the promise of both the F-Pace and SVR names.

The SVR variant also gets an aerodynamic overhaul that includes larger front intakes, a rear spoiler, rear bumper side strakes, fender vents, lower body moldings and wheel arch extensions. The vented SVR hood helps to dump engine heat and deliver a signature look, while the specially tuned lightweight quad-tip exhaust provides a distinctive sound while increasing exhaust flow and cutting more than 14 lb (6.4 kg) of weight.

The F-Pace SVR comes standard with 21-in wheels, and 22-in wheels are available
The F-Pace SVR comes standard with 21-in wheels, and 22-in wheels are available

The F-Pace SVR rides standard on lightweight forged 21-in wheels, with 22s available as an option. The rear wheels have nearly an inch (25 mm) of extra width compared to the front wheels, further enhancing vehicle handling. Larger 15.5-in (395mm) front and 15.6-in (396mm) rear brake discs bring those wheels to a stop.

Inside, the SVR package includes a set of SVR-embossed slimline front performance seats with lozenge quilting, a SportShift Gear Selector in place of the rotary selector, and an SVR steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters.

Inside the all-new Jaguar F-Pace SVR 
Inside the all-new Jaguar F-Pace SVR 

The F-Pace SVR will roll onto the US market this summer with a starting price of $79,990 before $995 destination and handling fee. If you can't make it to New York to see the F-Pace SVR in person (or even if you can), check it out in the minute-long clip below.

Jaguar USA | Introducing the New F-PACE SVR

Source: Jaguar

1 comment
highlandboy
So faster than a Tesla model X, but not as quick. Hopefully the handling makes up for it.