Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe spied in Germany
The Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe has been spotted by our spy photographers in the town of Nurburg, Germany.
Rumour has it that this new high performance variant of the F-Type will feature a supercharged engine with around 450kW of power.
Currently the fastest member of the regular F-Type family, the R, is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with 404kW of power and 680Nm of torque. In the coupe guise, the F-Type R is good for a top speed of 300km/h, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds or 4.1 seconds in the all-wheel drive model.
Earlier this year, our photographers snagged photos of an early prototype of the F-Type SVR convertible. That car did not have the aero and styling package of the vehicle seen here.
Up front, the coupe features a new front fascia with enlarged air intakes and a prominent splitter jutting out. At the back, there’s a new rear apron with space for a quad-tipped exhaust system and a diffuser-style element. While on the boot lid there’s an unmissable new rear spoiler.
The SVR, naturally, runs on low profile tyres and large alloy wheels. Stopping power is currently provided cross-drilled brakes with eye-catching bright orange Jaguar-branded calipers.
The new high performance F-Type is a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, which came into being in mid-2014 and is tasked with churning out vehicles to compete with BMW’s M division and Mercedes-AMG.
The latter is essentially an F-Type convertible with a shortened windscreen, a rear racing hump, a temporary manual roof, and a 423kW/680Nm version of the company’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8. Just 250 examples of the Project 7 will be produced.
SVO is also in charge of Jaguar Land Rover’s collection of heritage vehicles, creating replicas of vintage cars, and conjuring up bespoke vehicles for special clients.