Jaguar is debuting the F-Type SVR, in both coupe and convertible form, at the Geneva show.
Developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations unit the car is significantly upgraded over the F-Type R variant on which it is based. The 5-litre V8 supercharged engine is increased in output from 541 to 567bhp, still put through an all-wheel-drive transmission and which in the Coupe cuts the 0-60mph time from 4.1 to 3.5 seconds and increases the top speed from 186 to 200mph.
The car’s weight is cut by between 25kg and 50kg over the F-Type R, depending on which options are fitted. The replacement titanium exhaust, for example, saves 16kg while improving the engine note.
Chassis modifications include new dampers, thicker anti-roll bars and stiffer rear knuckles, and lighter 20-inch aluminium forged wheels with wider tyres.
The entire electronics package is specifically tuned to the SVR, across the Quickshift transmission and the Electric Power-Assisted Steering, Adaptive Dynamics, Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control and All-Wheel Drive systems.
SVR models gain a bespoke trim package, with a Lozenge Quilt upholstery on the seats, suede cloth on the instrument binnacle and centre console, anodised aluminium paddle shifters and a distinct steering wheel.