Jaguar F-Pace gets the SVR treatment

Jaguars top of the range SUV now more dynamic thanks to SVR treatment

Reuben Van Niekerk
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The new Jaguar F-Pace SVR is now faster, more dynamic and more refined than ever. The pinnacle of the performance SUV range is elevated to another level thanks to the latest enhancements by the Jaguar SV team.

The updates are delivered by a combination of new hardware and the move to Jaguar’s advanced Electronic Vehicle Architecture, dubbed EVA 2.0, and include motorsport inspired design details, a luxurious and performance focused interior and the latest connected convenience technologies.

 

Dynamically superior

The new F-Pace SVR is available exclusively with Jaguar’s 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine, which produces 405kW and 700Nm, an increase of 20Nm. This enhanced performance means that the F-Pace SVR is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds, three-tenths faster than before, on its way to a top speed of 286km/h.

The 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine is paired with Jaguar’s ultra-responsive, smooth-shifting eight speed automatic transmission which delivers rapid gearshifts for effortless performance, while adapting the way power is delivered to suit the driving situations.

The transmission and dynamic systems have also benefitted from incremental tweaks. The uprated Dynamic mode features unique tuning, delivering a focused and honed driving experience. A new Dynamic Launch feature also uses driveline inertia to maintain power to the wheels during gear changes, contributing to the SVR’s sharper acceleration from a standstill.

The steering system has been enhanced with a new electronic power-assistance system delivering greater immediacy, providing a heightened connection between the vehicle and driver.

The braking system is supported by a new Integrated Power booster which, along with a recalibration of the system, delivers a sportier and shorter brake pedal. The improved cooling and aerodynamics of the vehicle also improve the performance of the brakes, giving the driver even greater confidence.

Jaguar’s All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics is fitted as standard. Adaptive Dynamics suspension technology ensures a precise, dynamic set-up coupled with a supple ride, while Configurable Dynamics allows the driver to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preferences. A stopwatch, G-Meter and pedal graph also help the driver to monitor performance in Dynamic mode.

 

Hey good looking

The design of the new F-Pace SVR is inspired by SV’s motorsport experience, with enhanced airflow and aerodynamic benefits delivered through new apertures and vents for improved powertrain and brake cooling.

 

Inside Story

The interior of the F-Pace SVR has been completely redesigned, with materials enhanced to heighten the dynamic character of the revised cabin and its controls.

Seats and door inserts are finished in Alcantara, with elements such as the central cubby and leather midroll wrapped in luxurious Windsor leather. The 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display is wrapped in Alcantara with ebony stitching, while aluminium patterned finishers feature as standard with open-pore carbon-fibre available as an option.

Optional slimline semi-aniline leather sports seats with heritage logo-inspired diamond embroidery across the front shoulder section, feature a unique perforation across the backrest, while the same pattern is used on the leather seatbacks. An embossed SVR logo on the headrests adds a final touch.

Jaguar’s new Drive Selector has a more performance focussed feel for the F-Pace SVR, finished in dimpled leather with heritage logo-inspired detailing and debossed SVR logo. The SVR split-rim steering wheel is finished with tactile zinc-alloy shift paddles, providing heightened driver engagement when making manual gear changes.

The latest in car technology includes Pivi Pro infotainment, Software-Over-Air capability, Active Road Noise Cancellation and the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and optional wireless device charging.

 

When will it be available?

The new Jaguar F-Pace SVR will be launched in South Africa in the first half of 2021 and is available to order now with a starting price of R1 835 700.