Word on the street and the net is that the Special Vehicle Operations unit of Jaguar Land Rover is preparing to unveil a special version of the already fantastic Jaguar F-Type. According to sources including Jalopnik, the SVR F-Type will make an estimated 575 horsepower propelling to 200 miles per hour. This is coming from the same group who produced the Range Rover Sport SVR.
What appears to be brochure pics and some details trickled out today on Autoblog.nl, Autovisie.nl and other Dutch car sites. According to reports, the SVR F-Type has a supercharged V8, all-wheel drive, and will apparently do the zero to 60 mph (0-100 km/h) dash in about 3.7 seconds. While the manual remains available for the V6 only, the SVR will deliver its power via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car should be available in both coupe and convertible.
The F-Type SVR will reportedly feature a tuned adaptive suspension system and carbon ceramic brakes. A front splitter and active rear spoiler should provide some useful downforce, in addition to making the car look cooler. Other visual changes include a ventilated hood and a more aggressive front fascia.
Despite its fanatical focus on performance, expect the SVR to retain most of the luxuries of other F-Type models. Interior changes will reportedly include a sport steering wheel, sportier seats, and some added aluminum trim. There will probably be plenty of SVR badges to remind passengers of the car’s pedigree too.
While Jaguar won’t confirm anything, it seems likely that the F-Type SVR will appear at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, or possibly the 2016 New York Auto Show later in the month. The Autovisie report claims the car will go on sale in The Netherlands in May, which would necessitate an unveiling in the next couple of months.