Following on the heels of a poorly timed leak in Germany, Jaguar has revealed more details about the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR with the British luxury car maker confirming that it will make its debut in Geneva.
As we reported earlier, the SVR was designed to be the pinnacle of F-Type performance, and as a result, packs several exterior and mechanical enhancements that make the car shine both on the track and on twisty sections of road. The SVR will appear in both coupe and convertible form, and each will feature revised styling including an all new front bumper with bigger air intakes, a front splitter, and a bigger rear spoiler made out of carbon fiber.
While the interior will not be as function oriented as the old XKR-S GT, it’ll still stand out from other F-Types albeit not at first glance. The basic design theme and driver focused layout is still there, but the SVR brings goodies such as a sport steering wheel, aluminum trim, and custom leather seats with quilted leather stitching.
Jaguar is still not revealing formal technical details (preferring to wait till Geneva) but the leaked brochure did reveal that it will make 575 horsepower which would put it in contention with rivals such as the Porsche 911 Turbo, and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. All wheel drive and a slick eight speed automatic transmission allows the car to rip its way to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds before topping out at 200 mph.
After it makes its debut in Geneva, the 2017 F-Type SVR will go on sale next summer with U.S. buyers getting a crack at it shortly afterward. In the meantime Jaguar has released a slick video showing the SVR in action which can be seen below.
Jaguar went to great lengths to keep its upcoming F-Type SVR under wraps, but thanks to a poorly timed leak by a German importer (which was spotted by the folks at Autovise,) we have a detailed look at this ferocious feline, and just exactly what it has in store for the competition.
The exterior styling of the SVR retains much of the basic traits that are seen in other F-Types but SVR engineers have made the model stand out by equipping it with bigger front air intakes, massive diffusers, and a bigger rear wing that can be extended or retracted automatically. The SVR also comes equipped with an optional Titanium exhaust system, and meaty carbon ceramic brakes which are also available as a piece of optional equipment. The SVR can also be equipped as a convertible though personally we prefer the coupe over that particular configuration.
The interior also retains the basic theme that has come to define other F-Type models but SVR designers have also added several unique touches including a sport steering wheel, aluminium trim accents, and quilted leather seats with custom “Argyle” pattern stitching. The interior will also feature a healthy dose of SVR badging especially on the seats, dashboard, and tread plates.
However the headline here is raw performance and the F-Type SVR packs it in abundance thanks to a tweaked version of the familiar 5.0 liter supercharged V8 that now makes 575 horsepower (a gain of 25) and 526 lb-ft of torque (a gain of 15 lb-ft.) These figures are more potent than the R model, and allow the SVR to claw its way to 62 mph in a scant 3.7 seconds before it eventually reaches its 200 mph top speed. All of this raw power is sent to all four wheels through an eight speed transmission that allows the SVR to be a formidable all season track weapon.
Jaguar for its part has not released any official details on the SVR, but look for the car to make its appearance sometime this summer with sales fully kicking off either towards the end of this year or early 2017. Pricing information has not been released either, but look for the SVR to have a price tag that would surpass the $100k “R” model.