JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR: THIS IS OFFICIALLY THE FASTEST PRODUCTION JAGUAR EVER
With 575 horsepower, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph, the F-Type SVR is the new king of the Jaguar lineup.
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.