Jaguar’s F-Pace has been a runaway success. Aside from having acres of five-star reviews written about it, Jaguar’s first ever SUV was also named World Car of the Year in 2017. 

With sister brand Land Rover pretty much the big daddy in SUV land, who would’ve predicted that Jaguar would’ve hit the ground running like this?

Jaguar F pace front 2

The brand will expand its SUV offering later this year with the smaller E-Pace and the all-electric I-Pace. Before that though, we’ll be treated to a cranked-up and crazy SUV in the shape of the F-Pace SVR.

So. Very. Rapid.

Jaguar has essentially handed over the SUV to its SVR performance division and the end-result sounds delicious.

Jaguar F pace performance guide

Under the bonnet of the F-Pace SVR is a supercharged five-litre V8 petrol engine that can produce a power output of 542bhp and 680Nm of torque. With these kinds of numbers, it can race to 62mph in 4.3 seconds before going onto a top speed of 176mph.

Improvements to the Chassis and Aerodynamics

The SUV’s chassis and aerodynamics have been given the SVR treatment to maximise driver reward in all conditions, while the rear electronic active differential has been revised to optimise traction and dynamics.

Jaguar F pace front

It also rides on lightweight 21-inch forged wheels (or 22-inch if you’d prefer) with differential width from front to rear for improved handling and traction, as well as a variable valve active exhaust pumping out a boomy soundtrack.

Jaguar F pace exhaust

What about surface level stuff though? Well, the F-Pace SVR subtly sets itself apart from the rest of the range with an aerodynamic package that adds unique front and rear bumpers, lower body sides and rear flip spoiler to enhance cooling, reduce lift and drag, and aid high-speed stability.

Jaguar F Pace Rear 2

Elsewhere, the uprated brakes feature 395/396mm front/rear two-piece discs.

The Interior

Inside, the F-Pace SVR’s cabin boasts slimline sports seats with signature lozenge quilting and embossed SVR logo. Mike Cross, chief engineer of vehicle integrity at Jaguar Land Rover, said the car “delivers the handling and agility to match its performance”.

Jaguar F pace svr badge

“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,” he commented.

Jaguar F pace Front side 1

You’ll be able to order the new Jaguar F-Pace this summer with prices starting from £74,835.

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