Review and Test Drive: 2019 Jaguar F-Type SVR

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Jaguar F-Type SVR

By Accura News on 6 November 2019
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Jaguar’s most powerful and muscular offering, the F-Type SVR, combines high performance with striking design. It’s separated from its lesser F-Type brethren –  those with a mere 550 horses under the hood – with a 575-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 paired to an eight speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

The F-Type has been offered by Jaguar since 2013 (there was a minor update in 2017) and is the spiritual successor – but not the replacement – for the storied E-Type, whose beauty and performance established it as an icon of the modern motoring world. One can almost imagine Emma Peel’s black leather catsuit or John Steed’s umbrella and bowler hat off in the distance, or perhaps an unexpected visit from Deputy Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse..

Fortunately, the engineers in Coventry didn’t stop there.  In 2016, Jaguar introduced the F-Type SVR, a higher performance speedster with the F-Type’s 5.0-liter engine that became the first Jag since the XJ220 to attain 200 mph (322 km/h).

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There’s something that sets the F-Type apart, something that makes it dazzle under a streetlamp.  It’s the way the door handles sit flush with the body, the way the carbon fiber accents look purposeful and not overdone, the way that its stunning good looks are backed by equally stunning performance.

Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations group further rarefies the F-Type SVR with heightened luxury and performance, offering reconfigured aerodynamics, an active carbon fiber rear wing, and intelligent All-Wheel Driveto create a true supercar.

INSIDE THE 2019 JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR

Open the driver’s door of the two-seater and you enter a rarefied world, one where there are no compromises. The leather and faux suede are Coventry’s best and build quality is never second best.  Three of the SVR’s five interior options are black with various contrast stitching and piping, but the red leather stands out and further sets the SVR apart, as does the quilting on the seats and door panels reminiscent of the Jaguar Heritage lozenge badge.

Click here to continue to Page 2Driving the 2019 Jaguar F-Type SVR

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