In the recently held New York auto show, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR variant has just been revealed, and it is an amazingly high-performance model of the automaker’s flagship sports car. What the SVR in the vehicle stands for is “Special Vehicles Rating.” Any Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle that wears this badge will have been given a comprehensive once-over by the firm’s recently opened SVO, or Special Vehicle Operations department. This particular vehicle is the second production car to wear the SVR badge; the first being the Range Rover Sport SVR which was launched last year.
The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Gets More Performance Than Its Predecessor
The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR still has the same V8 engine as with the current F-Type R, but what makes all the difference are the newly developed exhaust as well as the new engine calibration which was borrowed from the F-Type Project 7. This means that the horsepower it can deliver is now able to rival supercars as it can deliver 575-hp, and torque of up to 516-lb-ft. This is enough power to drive the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in as little as 3.5-seconds with a top speed of 320-km/h-plus. In fact, these are not mere supercar-baiting numbers, these figures can even be supercar-beating.
As mentioned earlier, the exhaust is worth mentioning because of its note. While Jaguar won’t say anything in terms of decibels, do know that you would be hard-pressed to look for another vehicle with a note that the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR model can make. What’s special here is all about the material as it has an Inconel system which is crafted from titanium. What this means is that it is lighter, stronger, and has reduced back pressure. Hence, the V8-engine will be allowed to breathe in a more unhindered manner.
While still on the exhaust, do know that this is not some ordinary selling feature. The firms maintains that is does add visceral appeal rather than just a rudimentary feature that can turn heads. The company even went as far as closing down Park Avenue in Manhattan for journalists to see, or rather hear, how loud the vehicle really was.
But there’s more to the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR than just power and noise. The vehicle is an AWD variant, the chamber stiffness gets increased by 37-percent, and toe-in by 47-percent. It has specially forged wheels and tires for optimum performance, and they even contribute to the overall weight reduction. This is a very serious vehicle, but it is still too early into the year so we might be expecting more from the auto-manufacturer soon.