Jaguar details the F-Pace SVR and its 5.0-liter supercharged V8

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Engineered by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) and with a 44% uplift in power, the F-Pace SVR’s 5.0-liter V8 supercharged petrol engine promises 550ps and 680Nm, enabling it to reach 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 283km/h

“The F-Pace SVR delivers the handling and agility to match its performance. Everything from the steering to the bespoke suspension set-up has been tuned specifically for our performance SUV and the result is a vehicle that lives up to the promise of both the F-Pace and SVR names,” claimed Mike Cross, chief engineer of Vehicle Integrity at Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar’s latest SUV also features a variable valve active exhaust system. This enables increased performance capability thanks to increased gas flow as well as an improved soundtrack. The SVR exhaust is 6.6kg lighter than the standard system.

The first F-Pace to utilize Jaguar’s rear Electronic Active Differential (EAD), the F-Pace SVR features a comprehensive range of advanced technologies, each calibrated especially for the task.

The torque on-demand All-Wheel Drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology has been designed to maximize the benefit of the EAD, while the software for the Adaptive Dynamics suspension, Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Dynamic Driving Mode are all bespoke to SVR.

Engaging Dynamic mode initiates faster, more responsive gearshifts, sharper throttle responses and increased steering response for a more engaging driving experience in all conditions.

Aerodynamic enhancements include larger air intakes at the front and side fender vents that lower pressure in the wheel arches, reduce lift and provide additional cooling while also improving high-speed stability.

An exclusive SVR bonnet features vents to help extract hot air from the engine bay and provide visual evidence of the SVR’s dynamic intent.

The uprated chassis has progressive front and rear springs that are 30% and 10% stiffer respectively and incorporate an anti-roll bar specification that contributes to a 5% reduction in body roll.

New, lightweight forged 21in and optional 22in alloy wheels are wider at the rear by 25mm compared to the front and contribute to the SVR’s enhanced handling. The 22in wheels are 2.4kg lighter on the front and 1.7kg lighter on the rear and are designed to deliver greater airflow to the uprated larger 395mm front and 396mm rear brake discs. The brake discs feature an advanced two-piece construction on the front and rear to reduce weight, further contributing to the SVR’s agile handling.

Drawing on Jaguar Land Rover’s extensive all-terrain expertise, the F-Pace SVR features a host of advanced technologies to ensure superb all-surface performance. All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, All Surface Progress Control and Adaptive Surface Response ensure the SUV can handle conditions in all weathers.

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