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Default 600 HP Jaguar F-Type SVR on its way?

Underpowered - a term no one would use to describe the Jaguar F-Type R. However, it now looks Jaguar is developing a more powerful version of the 2-door and the car is all set to get the SVR treatment. According to the source, the F-Type SVR is expected to produce in excess of 600 HP.

The 5.0L V8 on the F-Type R already produces around 543 BHP. The F-Type SVR will be a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division – which also made the Range Rover Sport SVR and the F-Type Project 7. Details remain sketchy as it stands, so the body type, transmission or drive wheel configuration options cannot be confirmed yet. However, reports suggest that features like the active rear differential, carbon ceramic brakes, and a carbon fibre aero kit could make their way over from the Project 7.

Source: Motor Trend

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Jaguar F-Type SVR: This Is Officially the Fastest Production Jaguar Ever

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Jaguar had a hard time keeping a lid on its plans for an even faster F-Type. Spied at the Nurburgring, then leaked by a Dutch car blog, then confirmed without detail by Jaguar and teased in audio form, we now have the fully-official info on the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the fastest production vehicle Jaguar has ever made.

How fast are we talking? Jaguar says the F-Type SVR Coupe will hit a bona-fide 200 mph; the convertible will only make it to 195. There's a bit of finicky semantics going on here, of course—the legendary and gorgeous Jaguar XJ220 briefly held the title of world's fastest car, with a top speed of 213 mph, before the McLaren F1 came along. Still, Jaguar calls the SVR the "fastest series production vehicle to be produced by Jaguar Cars." Don't ask us.

The F-Type SVR is the next logical step up from the F-Type R on which it's based. While the R model makes do with 550 hp, the SVR's supercharged 5.0-liter V8 cranks out 575 horses, alongside 516 lb.-ft. of torque. The SVR is also lighter: The SVR Coupe weighs in 55 lbs lighter than the hardtop F-Type R, with an additional 46 lbs of weight loss possible if you choose the optional carbon ceramic brakes. Toss in some other lightweight details, like an optional carbon fiber roof panel and other various bits, and Jaguar says you can realize a weight loss of 110 lbs in your SVR coupe—minimum weight figures come in at 3759 lbs for the coupe, 3792 for the convertible.

Aesthetic changes are largely focused at airflow and aerodynamics. A new, slightly wider front bumper covers up the SVR's slightly wider wheel and tire package; a front undertray and rear venturi unit tidy up airflow underneath, while a larger deployable decklid spoiler raises up at highway speeds or whenever the driver selects Dynamic mode.

The eight-speed ZF automatic, the only transmission available, has been recalibrated for quicker shifts and better launch characteristics, enabling a claimed 3.5-second 0-60 sprint. The all-wheel-drive system and rear electronic active differential work with a uniquely calibrated stability control system to provide optimal torque distribution front-to-back and across the rear axle. Blessedly, in Dynamic mode the stability control can be set to Track mode, or turned off entirely.

Chassis tweaks are small but significant. The continuously-variable dampers have been re-valved and the Jaguar Adaptive Dynamics system re-calibrated to improve low-speed comfort and high-speed control. Jaguar also claims a new aluminum rear knuckle design provides a 37-percent increase in camber stiffness and a 41-percent increase in toe stiffness, though we're unsure of a human being's capability to detect such differences. The SVR's tires are specially-designed Pirelli P Zeros, 10 mm wider all around (265 in front, 305 out back), on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. Standard on the SVR are 15-inch front, 14.8-inch rear steel brake rotors; the optional carbon ceramic brake setup brings 15.7-inch front and 15-inch rear rotors with six-piston front and four-piston rear monobloc calipers.

Oh, and don't you worry: This cat will be loud. A new lightweight exhaust system, made of Inconel titanium, weighs 35 lbs less than the standard steel system, and promises a bark that's even louder and angrier than the already-sonorous F-Type R—especially when the active bypass valves are opened. We predict very few SVR drivers will ever have them closed.

As the first Jaguar to wear the badge of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations, the F-Type SVR gives us a glimpse at how Coventry wants to take on the likes of offerings from Mercedes-Benz's AMG or BMW's M division. So far, we like what we see. Ordering begins today, with the car set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. Customer deliveries begin this summer, with prices starting at $125,950 for the SVR Coupe, $128,800 for the convertible.

Source: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...r-photos-info/
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Some videos of the beast in action. That exhaust note is to die for!

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