The Jaguar F-type SVR may be the ultimate performance vehicle to come out of Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre, IF it’s built. Jaguar launched the F-type with a dynamic chassis, evocative design and relatively modest engine choices. Adding Jaguar’s knack for perfromance bravado, they provided a remarkable base for the beastly F-type R and Project 7. They are brilliant designs. Word has surfaced concerning a brand-new, top-of-the-line F-type that will outgun even the elusive Project 7 edition.
Purportedly called the F-type SVR, this new F-type will sport over 600 horsepower from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8. It’s the same unit currently employed by the high-spec F-types. Where the Project 7 was a limited-production novelty version of the F-type, it is likely that the SVR will be a perennial model and will wear some of the Project 7’s most desirable features: carbon-ceramic brakes, an active rear diff, and a carbon fiber aero kit, among others.
The F-type SVR is the brainchild of Jaguar-Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, which recently tuned the Range Rover Sport up to a tire-smoking 550 horsepower.
It’s unconfirmed whether the SVR F-type will channel power through 2WD or AWD; however, given AWD’s ability to enhance off-the-line performance (especially with 600+ horsepower), AWD seems to be a likely choice.
The SVR competes with the likes of the 911 Turbo S, Cayman GT4, and even, to some degree, the McLaren 650S and upcoming Ferrari 488 GTB. With looks, performance, and price that can rival any competition, the SVO should be a hit for buyers in search of the most raucous coupe on the road.
Please enjoy this TFLcar.com video review of the 2015 F-type R.
Frank caught automotive fever early in life. Hailing from a long line of car fanatics, he was able to recite the year and model of every car that passed him by age five. His passion and love for the automobile have only grown since then. When not thinking about cars, he is reading, writing, learning, or dreaming about them. His area of expertise is in the realm of German and Italian cars, of which Porsche is a favorite. Frank currently resides in the heart of NASCAR country in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family. He enjoys driving exotic cars in the beautiful Carolina weather.