Jaguar’s high-performance F-Pace SVR sports utility vehicle has been updated.
JAGUAR F-PACE SVR: SHARPER CLAWS
The new SUV sees its supercharged 5-litre V8 getting its peak torque raised to 700Nm. Power output still stands at 542hp (550PS), but this big car now does zero to 100km/h in just 4 seconds (three-tenths of a second faster than before).
The top speed of the F-Pace SVR has also been raised to a heady 286km/h (3.2km/h faster than before).
The new Jaguar F-Pace SVR also gets the carmaker’s advanced new Electronic Vehicle Architecture.
This means a new uprated Dynamic mode that offers sharper throttle response, and stiffened suspension. The steering weight has been optimised, and a new steering mapping has also been configured for the car.
Also new is a Dynamic Launch feature that uses driveline inertia to maintain power to the wheels during gearchanges for sharper acceleration from a standstill.
In addition, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR gets a modified tuning for its adaptive damping and revised chassis bushes for a more refined ride at low speeds.
The 395mm front and 396mm rear disc brakes are now supported by a new Integrated Power Booster, which allows for a shorter brake pedal, resulting in improved brake feel in the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR.
JAGUAR F-PACE SVR: RACE-INSPIRED EXTERIOR
The new SUV gets extensive exterior design tweaks. A revised bumper design features X-shape and blade-like elements intersecting the lower side air vents and intakes. The lower intake is now larger.
Meanwhile, the side vent openings are now finished with a grille mesh design. Inspired by the record-breaking Jaguar XE SV Project 8, they provide airflow to cool the brakes and the big engine.
Slim all-LED quad headlights with “Double J” Daytime Running Light signatures are now available with optional Pixel LED technology. New slimline tail-lights feature Jaguar’s trademark double chicane graphic – first seen on the all-electric I-Pace – to accentuate the width of the vehicle.
Together, the changes give the Jaguar F-Pace SVR a 35% reduced lift, while drag has been reduced from 0.37Cd to 0.36Cd.
In the cabin, the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR now offers slimline semi-aniline leather sports seats with an embossed SVR logo on the headrests.
The drive selector has also been redesigned for a more performance-focussed feel.
A centrally-mounted 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen, which sits within an elegant magnesium alloy casing, now provides access to the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.
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