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Jaguar unleashes 176mph F-Pace SVR

Published 28 March 2018

Jaguar has launched the F-Pace SVR at the New York Motor Show 2018. The 176mph SUV is powered by the same 5.0-litre V8 engine as the F-Type SVR and will start from £74,835 when it reaches showrooms in the summer.

Jaguar is billing the F-Pace SVR as the fastest and most powerful SUV it has ever put into production. And on paper, at least, it’s hard to argue with that bold claim, with the 5.0 V8 supercharged petrol engine producing a colossal 550PS.

Capable of covering 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds, the F-Pace SVR is marginally quicker than the Porsche Macan Turbo (with the Performance Pack) and capable of thundering to a top speed of 176mph. Aerodynamic enhancements include larger air intakes, spoilers and bumpers that incorporate side strakes to smooth airflow around the vehicle.

The four-wheel drive system has been reworked to accommodate the huge V8, with uprated dampers and springs. An electronic active rear differential is also thrown in, to improve corning ability by managing the precise torque levels for the rear wheels. The driver can also tinker the handling for track use, with the infotainment touchscreen providing access to a range of bespoke calibrations for the Quickshift transmission, steering and traction control.

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Lightweight forged 21-inch alloy wheels will be wider at the rear by 25mm compared to the front to make it easier to exploit all of the V8's power when exiting corners, while the uprated brakes – 395mm at the from and 396mm at the rear – should provide effortless stopping.

Inside the SVR treatment adds slimline sports seats in the front and rear, with ‘signature lozenge quilting’ and a generous scattering of SVR logos that should give your passengers something to cling on to as you demonstrate the F-Pace’s supercar-rivalling acceleration and corning. 

For all its performance, the F-Pace should keep a certain level of its practicality. The boot, for example, remains at 650-litres. There will also be enough head and legroom for four adults to travel in spacious comfort. All SVR models get Jaguar’s latest Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch HD instrument cluster, that can be customised to provide track lap time, engine data and four-wheel drive performance. 

Priced from £74,835, the F-Pace SVR is available to order now. The supercharged SUV should reach showrooms in July. 

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