THE NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR

THE NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR
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JAGUAR INTRODUCES ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE F-TYPE SVR

  • Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 3.5 seconds2
  • With a top speed of 200mph2 for the Coupe, the F-TYPE SVR is the fastest series production vehicle to be produced by Jaguar Cars
  • Supercharged 5.0-liter V8 develops 575HP and 516-lb.ft. of torque
  • Developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter, quicker, faster and more powerful than the F-TYPE R while remaining tractable and useable day-to-day
  • The F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar to wear the SVR badge
  • Optional Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake system delivers exceptional fade resistance and a 46-lb (21kg) reduction in unsprung mass
  • Whole vehicle weight saving of 55-lbs (25kg) compared to the 17MY F-TYPE R, and up to 110-lbs (50kg) with options including the CCM brake system, carbon fiber roof panel and carbon fiber pack
  • Enhanced aerodynamics package of front bumper and splitter, flat underfloor, rear venturi and carbon fiber active rear spoiler reduce lift and drag
  • Inconel Titanium exhaust system delivers an even more purposeful, harder-edged sound – and a 35-lbs (16kg) weight saving
  • Bespoke calibrations for the Quickshift transmission and the Electric Power-Assisted Steering, Adaptive Dynamics, Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control and All-Wheel Drive systems
  • Upgraded chassis featuring new dampers and anti-roll bars, wider tires, lightweight 20-inch forged wheels and new, stiffer rear knuckles
  • Unique SVR seats with Lozenge Quilt pattern, suedecloth-covered instrument binnacle and center console, SVR steering wheel and anodized aluminum paddle shifters
  • Customers may specify and order their F-TYPE SVR now, ahead of the global auto show debut at the Geneva Motor Show, March 1
  • Deliveries of the F-TYPE SVR will begin from Summer 2016
  • Priced from $125,950 for the Coupe and $128,800 for the Convertible3

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – February 16, 2016 – Jaguar today digitally revealed the F-TYPE SVR, an even more extreme version of the already popular sports car and its first to wear the high-performance SVR badge, ahead of its auto show debut in Geneva on March 1. Developed to exploit the lightweight aluminum sports car’s full potential while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR will sprint to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds2 and, in coupe trim, joins an elite club of cars capable of accelerating to 200 mph1,2.

By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-TYPE from day one, the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division developed the brand’s lightest, quickest, most powerful F-TYPE and its fastest and most powerful series production road car ever with functional enhancements to the chassis, driveline and aerodynamics.

The F-TYPE R is already widely recognized in the sports car segment and represented the starting point for development of the more extreme F-TYPE SVR. Everything which contributes to the vehicle’s performance and handling dynamics has been meticulously re-evaluated, re-engineered and optimized by SVO, adding an even higher performance version of the F-TYPE to 2017 model year line up.

 

U.S. 2017MY F-TYPE Model Line Up and Pricing:

Trim

Designation

Engine – Driveline MSRP3

(Coupe/Convertible)

F-TYPE Manual 340HP S/C V6 – RWD Manual $61,400 / $65,400
F-TYPE 340HP S/C V6 – RWD Auto $62,700 / $66,700
F-TYPE Premium Manual 340HP S/C V6 – RWD Manual $66,800 / $69,900
F-TYPE Premium 340HP S/C V6 – RWD Auto $68,100 / $71,200
F-TYPE S Manual 380HP S/C V6 – RWD Manual $79,100 / $82,200
F-TYPE S 380HP S/C V6 – RWD Auto $80,600 / $83,700
F-TYPE S AWD 380HP S/C V6 – AWD Auto $86,600 / $89,700
F-TYPE S British Design Edition 380HP S/C V6 – RWD Auto $92,100 / $95,200
F-TYPE S AWD British Design Edition 380HP S/C V6 – AWD Auto $98,100 / $101,200
F-TYPE R 550HP S/C V8 – AWD Auto $105,400 / $108,250
F-TYPE SVR 575HP S/C V8 – AWD Auto $125,950 / $128,800

 

POWERTRAIN, DRIVELINE AND CHASSIS

The F-TYPE SVR features the latest evolution of the Jaguar Land Rover 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, delivering the ultimate in performance and driver reward. Changes to the engine’s calibration – adopted from the F-TYPE Project 7 – deliver power and torque ratings of 575HP and 516-lb.ft. of torque.

Enlarged air intakes in the front bumper, together with revised charge air coolers and redesigned hood vents, deliver corresponding improvements in cooling system performance and powertrain efficiency.

A new lightweight Inconel titanium exhaust system has been fitted as standard which withstands higher peak temperatures, reduces backpressure and eliminates 35-lbs (16kg) of mass from the vehicle. In addition to titanium’s inherent lightness over stainless steel, the exhaust system in the SVR features a unique split muffler design — opposed to a single box in the F-TYPE R – which further reduces weight and facilitates the design of the rear under-tray for enhanced aerodynamic performance.

Compared to the stainless steel system on the F-TYPE R, Inconel’s increased thermal resistance meant that wall thickness could be reduced to just two-tenths of an inch or 0.6mm. This technology was adopted by the C-X75 concept supercar and was developed by Jaguar as a road car technology through that program.

The new exhaust system also delivers an even more distinctive, purposeful, harder-edged exhaust note, especially once the active valves in the rear silencers open – this happens at lower engine speeds to enhance the vehicle’ performance character even further. For additional lightweighting, the valves themselves are also made from titanium. The four round tailpipes are distinguished by discreet SVR branding.

To make the most of the increased engine output, the eight-speed ZF® Quickshift transmission has been recalibrated to reduce shift times and increase torque availability during launch. Together with the extra grip delivered by the wider, 265- and 305-section front and rear tires (10mm wider than the F-TYPE R), and optimization of the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology, the F-TYPE SVR is able to deliver outstanding launch behavior and immediacy of response, with sprints to 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.5 seconds2.

The changes to IDD and additional refinements to the rear electronic active differential (EAD) ensure optimum torque distribution between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. Combined with a unique calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system4, this enhances traction and dynamics4 – on various surfaces and weather conditions – while preserving the vehicle’s rear-wheel drive character and handling balance.

Selecting Dynamic mode will enable the enthusiast driver to fully explore the capability of the

F-TYPE SVR, especially with the DSC system set to TracDSC or switched off completely. Under these conditions, IDD will use the most extreme calibrations for the AWD system and for the EAD to fully exploit the available grip4.

The enhancements made to the powertrain and driveline are matched by the modifications made to the chassis and suspension. The aluminum double wishbone front and rear suspension equipped on the F-TYPE, as well as its standard electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system4 gave the SVO team the best possible starting point for developing the vehicle dynamics of the F-TYPE SVR.

While engineers have worked to enhance the dynamic capability of the F-TYPE SVR, delivering the ultimate in chassis agility, precision, control and response, the SVO division was able to preserve the ride quality and inherent duality of character the F-TYPE is well known for; ensuring day-to-day usability and comfort have not been compromised.

Immediate benefits in terms of handling were found in large part to a significant weight savings in the F-TYPE SVR. With no optional equipment, the SVR weighs in 55-lbs (25kg) lighter than the AWD F-TYPE R, and as much as 110-lbs (50kg) lighter with options such as the Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake system and carbon fiber roof fitted. Optimized aerodynamics produce further gains in high speed drivability, a standard active rear spoiler delivers reductions in lift whether in the raised or lowered position.

These fundamental improvements are matched by a raft of other hardware and software changes designed to extract the full potential from every part of the chassis. The valves inside the continuously-variable dampers have been revised and the control software – the heart of the Jaguar Adaptive Dynamics system4 – has been recalibrated. The overall effect is that both low speed comfort and high speed control are improved.

The rear knuckle is also completely new. Now an intricate, weight-optimized aluminum die casting, the design of the part enables a 37 percent increase in camber stiffness and a 41 percent increase in toe stiffness, which translates into greater control of the tire contact patch and an even more connected steering feel.

While the rear anti-roll bar has been thickened, the front anti-roll bar diameter has been reduced slightly. Together with the revised damper control software, a unique tune for the Torque Vectoring system which is designed to enable more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels, the changes mitigate understeer – even at high corner entry speeds.

Fitted as standard with the Super Performance braking system featuring large, 380mm and 376mm front and rear steel brake discs, the F-TYPE SVR can be specified with the Jaguar Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system. Featuring even larger 398mm and 380mm discs and six- and four-piston monobloc calipers, the CCM system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding fade resistance, while the brake prefill system ensures consistent pedal feel, stop after stop.

Wider, specially-developed Pirelli P Zero 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 tires provide exceptional levels of grip with no detriment to ride quality or refinement compared to narrower tires. The range of 20x9J and 20x11J forged aluminum wheels deliver weight savings of up to 30.4-lbs (13.8kg) per vehicle, while an open spoke design improves brake cooling. Exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, Coriolis wheels come standard in Satin Technical Grey and are optional in Gloss Black, and – for models fitted with the CCM braking system – Maelstrom wheels are available with a Satin Black polished finish.

AERODYNAMICS

Tasked with solving the often conflicting requirements of reducing drag and reducing lift, the SVO team designed a full suite of features which work together to improve dynamics, stability, performance and efficiency.

To cut drag, the front bumper was extended outward to mask as much of the wheels as possible. This helps the airflow to remain attached to the sides of the car, reducing drag.

The front valance and front undertray also contribute to drag reduction, but do much more to improve engine cooling as well. The louver design of the new hood vents uses the flow of air over the hood to help extract more hot air from the engine compartment, managing engine temperatures under load.

Apertures in the wheelarch liners help the high pressure air to escape through the fender vents, smoothing airflow and helping to reduce front-end lift.

An under-floor tray beneath the rear suspension accelerates the airflow, reducing pressure and therefore reducing lift. Aerodynamics are further enhanced by the rear venturi. Integrating this feature was only possible because of the design of the lightweight Inconel titanium exhaust system; using two individual rear silencers instead of a single transverse silencer enabled the venturi to be neatly packaged between them.

The single most effective device developed for the F-TYPE SVR is its deployable rear spoiler; the highly optimized design is both more effective and more aerodynamically-efficient in both raised and lowered positions.

With the car in normal mode, the spoiler deploys once vehicle speed reaches 60mph and 70mph for the Convertible and Coupe respectively2. The spoiler will also deploy automatically whenever the driver selects Dynamic mode. In this raised position, the spoiler, together with the other aerodynamic enhancements, enable a reduction in the drag and lift coefficients of the F-TYPE SVR by 2.5 percent and 15 percent respectively compared to the F-TYPE R with its spoiler deployed. When the spoiler on the F-TYPE SVR is in the lowered position, the corresponding improvements are 7.5 percent and 45 percent.

Exterior design options to complement the carbon fiber active rear spoiler include a carbon fiber roof panel on the coupe and a carbon fiber pack comprising the front chin spoiler, hood louvers, side vents, rear venturi blade, door mirror caps, as well as roll hoops for the convertible model

INTERIOR

A bespoke interior features exquisite detailing and the latest Jaguar infotainment system which support wearable technology make the F-TYPE SVR even more desirable.

The cabin gains cosseting 14-way SVR performance seats finished in Jet leather with a distinctive Lozenge Quilt pattern, contrast stitching and micro-piping and headrests embossed with the SVR logo. Customers also have the option of Siena Tan or Red leather upholstery.

The SVR Jet leather and optional Jet leather and suedecloth steering wheels feature black painted spoke outers and contrast stitching in a range of four colors. The unique anodized aluminum shift paddles are larger than those in other F-TYPE models to make changing gear even more instinctive.

The driver-focused theme of the ‘one-plus-one’ layout is enhanced with a suedecloth covering for the instrument cluster and center console, reminiscent of the F-TYPE concept CX-16.

The 770W Meridian surround sound audio system, touch-screen navigation and infotainment6 with SiriusXM®Satellite Radio8 & HD Radio™ remain standard.

As well as the familiar Jaguar InControl® Apps™ smartphone connectivity5 and Jaguar InControl® Protect™ emergency and breakdown call system, the F-TYPE SVR also offers the latest Jaguar InControl® Remote™ functionality, which – for the ultimate in convenience – now supports wearable technology.

Partnering the InControl Remote app for iOS smartphones, is a companion app developed for the Apple Watch. Using this device, drivers can lock and unlock the doors, check key information such as fuel level or mileage, and locate the car on a map. InControl Remote even enables the driver to start the engine and set the climate control system temperature to pre-condition the cabin before the start of a journey. Nothing could be simpler.

BEST-IN-CLASS COVERAGE

From the 2016 model year forward, all Jaguar models sold in the U.S. will feature Jaguar EliteCare, a new 5-year/60,000 mile ownership package7 that includes:

–    5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

–    5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

–    5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance

–    5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl®Remote & Protect™

Customers may specify and order their F-TYPE SVR now, ahead of the vehicle’s global auto show debut at the Geneva Motor Show, by visiting JaguarUSA.com or a local Jaguar Retailer. Customer deliveries of the F-TYPE SVR will begin from Summer 2016, priced from $125,950 for the Coupe and $128,800 for the Convertible3

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

F-TYPE SVR Coupe F-TYPE SVR Convertible
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc) 5,000
Cylinders V8 Supercharged
Valves per cylinder 4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (in) 3.64/ 3.66
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel injection 150bar direct injection
Power HP 575 @ 6,500rpm
Torque lb. ft. 516 @ 3,500-5,000rpm
Transmission 8-speed Quickshift
Gear ratios (:1)
1st 4.714
2nd 3.143
3rd 2.106
4th 1.667
5th 1.285
6th 1.000
7th 0.839
8th 0.667
Reverse 3.317
Final Drive ratio 2.56
CHASSIS
Front suspension Double wishbone
Rear suspension Double wishbone
Front brakes Twin-piston sliding caliper; 380mm ventilated discs
Rear brakes Single-piston sliding caliper; 376mm ventilated discs
Front tires 265/35/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero
Rear tires 305/30/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero
Steering Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical
DIMENSIONS
Length (in.) 176 176
Width – mirrors folded (in.) 75.7 75.7
Height (in.) 51.6 51.5
Wheelbase (in.) 103.2 103.2
Track front/ rear (in.) 62.4/ 63.4 62.4/ 63.4
Weight (lbs.) From 3,759 From 3,792
Trunk volume without loadspace cover (cu. ft.) 14.4 7.3
Fuel tank (useable) gals. 18.5 18.5
PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY

0-60mph (sec)2

3.5 3.5

0-100km/h (sec)2

3.7 3.7

Top speed mph (km/h)

200 (322) 195 (314)

 1F-TYPE SVR Coupe top speed is 200mph. F-TYPE SVR Convertible top speed is 195 mph.

2Always follow local speed limits.

3All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.

4These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc.  Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving.  Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.

5Do not use Jaguar InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.

 6Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones, and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so.

7Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.

8A 3-month trial subscription to the Sirius All Access package is included with the vehicle, which gives you access to 150+ channels of premium programming. Plus you can stream SiriusXM on your computer, smartphone or tablet – it’s included in your trial. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See the SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. All fees and programming are subject to change. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

 

 

 

EUROPE: ORDER BOOK OPENS FOR THE 200MPH ALL-WEATHER SUPERCAR

  • The F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR and the fastest F-TYPE ever
  • Developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter, quicker, faster and more powerful while remaining tractable and useable day-to-day
  • Customers may specify and order their F-TYPE SVR now, ahead of the global debut at the Geneva Motor Show
  • Pricing announced today from £110,000 for the Coupé and £115,485 for the Convertible
  • Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 develops 575PS and 700Nm
  • Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 200mph for the Coupé
  • Enhanced aerodynamics package of front bumper and splitter, flat underfloor, carbon fibre active rear wing and rear venturi reduces lift and drag
  • Uprated chassis featuring new dampers and anti-roll bars, wider tyres, lightweight 20-inch forged wheels and new, stiffer rear knuckles
  • Titanium and Inconel exhaust system delivers an even more purposeful, harder-edged sound – and a 16kg weight saving
  • Unique SVR seats with Lozenge Quilt pattern, suedecloth-covered instrument binnacle and centre console, SVR steering wheel and anodised aluminium paddle shifters
  • Bespoke calibrations for the Quickshift transmission and the Electric Power-Assisted Steering, Adaptive Dynamics, Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control and All-Wheel Drive systems
  • Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake system option delivers exceptional fade resistance and a 21kg reduction in unsprung mass
  • Whole vehicle weight saving of 25kg compared to the F-TYPE R AWD, and up to 50kg with options including the CCM brake system, carbon fibre roof panel and carbon fibre pack
  • Customer deliveries of the F-TYPE SVR will begin from Summer 2016

Summary

The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR, developed to exploit the lightweight aluminium sports car’s full potential while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability. The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is a 200mph, all-weather supercar.

More powerful, lighter, and benefiting from an enhanced chassis and driveline and active aerodynamics, the all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible deliver supercar performance – in all conditions – and unrivalled driver engagement and reward.

“The purity of the F-TYPE’s form is something truly special, but in designing the new F-TYPE SVR we had the opportunity to create something even more dramatic. Every additional form, line or
component is there for a reason, and contributes to the car’s increased performance as well as its
presence.

“Cutting-edge aerodynamics have always been fundamental to Jaguar design, and everything from
the enlarged air intakes to the active rear wing is essential to the new F-TYPE SVR’s dramatic looks and 200mph potential.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar

Raising the output of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 to 575PS and 700Nm enables the F-TYPE SVR to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds. Maximum speed of the Coupé model is 200mph, the Convertible 195mph.

The F-TYPE R is already a benchmark in the sports car segment but this model represented the
starting point for development of the F-TYPE SVR. Everything which contributes to performance and vehicle dynamics has been meticulously re-evaluated, re-engineered and optimised still further.

By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-TYPE from day one, Jaguar Land
Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car.

“Our objective was to take everything that our customers love about F-TYPE – the performance, the handling, the sound, the design – and take it to a whole new level. This is what the new F-TYPE SVR delivers: it’s a 200mph all-weather supercar.

“With 575PS, less weight, an uprated chassis and bespoke calibrations for the transmission and all-wheel drive system, performance is even more accessible and exploitable. This is a car that SVO has developed for true enthusiasts but it’s one that can be enjoyed every day.”
John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations

Raising the output of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 to 575PS and 700Nm enables the F-TYPE SVR to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds. Maximum speed of the Coupé model is 200mph, the Convertible 195mph. 

The F-TYPE R is already a benchmark in the sports car segment but this model represented the starting point for development of the F-TYPE SVR. Everything which contributes to performance and vehicle dynamics has been meticulously re-evaluated, re-engineered and optimised still further.

By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-TYPE from day one, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car.

The 2017 model year F-TYPE Coupé range will consist of:

F-TYPE (340PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE S (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift AWD)
F-TYPE British Design Edition (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift AWD)
F-TYPE R (550PS 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD and AWD)
F-TYPE SVR (575PS 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift AWD)

The 2017 model year F-TYPE Convertible range will consist of:

F-TYPE (340PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE S (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD and AWD, manual RWD)
F-TYPE British Design Edition (380PS 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift AWD)
F-TYPE R (550PS  5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD and AWD)
F-TYPE SVR (575PS 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift AWD)

POWERTRAIN, DRIVELINE AND CHASSIS

The F-TYPE SVR is Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car but optimising everything from the calibration of all-wheel drive system to the valving in the dampers and the width of the tyres ensures that it remains a tractable, useable day-to-day sports car 

Ultimate performance: Supercharged V8 with 575PS

The F-TYPE SVR features the latest evolution of Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 to deliver the ultimate in performance and driver reward. Changes to the engine’s calibration – adopted from the
F-TYPE Project 7 – deliver power and torque ratings of 575PS and 700Nm.

Enlarged air intakes in the front bumper together with revised charge air coolers and redesigned bonnet vents deliver corresponding improvements in cooling system performance and powertrain efficiency.

The new lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system can withstand higher peak temperatures, reduces backpressure and saves 16kg – a weight reduction which exceeds the demanding target set during development. Compared to the F-TYPE R’s stainless steel system, Inconel’s increased thermal resistance meant that wall thickness could be halved to just 0.6mm.

The new system also delivers an even more distinctive, purposeful, harder-edged exhaust note, especially once the active valves in the rear silencers open – this happens at lower engine speeds to enhance the F-TYPE SVR’s performance character still further. Even the valves themselves are made from titanium because this is the ultimate lightweight solution. The four round tailpipes are distinguished by discreet SVR branding.

To make the most of the increased engine output, the eight-speed Quickshift transmission gains a new calibration. Together with the extra grip delivered by the wider, 265- and 305-section front and rear tyres (10mm wider than the F-TYPE R), and optimising the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology, this delivers the F-TYPE SVR’s outstanding launch behaviour and immediacy of response.

The changes to IDD and refinements to the rear electronic active differential (EAD) ensure optimum torque distribution between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. Combined with a unique calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, this enhances traction and dynamics – on all surfaces and in all weathers – while preserving the F-TYPE SVR’s rear-wheel drive character and handling balance.

Selecting Dynamic mode will enable the enthusiast driver to fully explore the F-TYPE SVR’s capability, especially with the DSC system set to TracDSC or switched off completely. Under these conditions, IDD will use the most extreme calibrations for the AWD system and for the EAD to fully exploit the available grip.

The gains in performance and driveability do not come at the expense of fuel consumption and CO2emissions: compared to the F-TYPE R, the figures on the European combined cycle remain unchanged at 25mpg and 269g/km respectively. 

Light, stiff, precise

The enhancements made to the powertrain and driveline are matched by the modifications made to the chassis. Designed to take the SVR’s dynamic capability to the next level, and deliver ultimate chassis agility, precision, control and response, the changes nevertheless preserve the F-TYPE’s ride quality and inherent duality of character – day-to-day usability and comfort have not been compromised.

The F-TYPE’s aluminium double wishbone front and rear suspension and state-of-the-art electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system gave the SVO team the best possible starting point for developing the SVR’s vehicle dynamics.

That the vehicle is 25kg lighter as standard than the AWD F-TYPE R – and 50kg lighter with options including the Carbon Ceramic Matrix brake system and carbon fibre roof – brings immediate benefits in terms of handling. Optimised aerodynamics produce further gains: the rear wing delivers reductions in lift whether in the raised or lowered position.

These fundamental improvements are matched by a raft of other hardware and software changes designed to extract the full potential from every part of the chassis. The rear anti-roll bar is thicker. The valves inside the continuously-variable dampers have been revised and the control software – the heart of Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system – has been recalibrated. The overall effect is that both low speed comfort and high speed control are improved.

The rear knuckle is completely new. Now an intricate, weight-optimised aluminium die casting, the design of the part enables a 37 per cent increase in camber stiffness and a 41 per cent increase in toe stiffness, which translates into greater control of the tyre contact patch and an even more connected steering feel.

The front anti-roll bar diameter has been reduced slightly. Together with the revised damper control software, a unique tune for the Torque Vectoring system which enables even more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels, the changes mitigate understeer – even at high corner entry speeds.

Fitted as standard with Jaguar’s Super Performance braking system featuring large, 380mm and 376mm front and rear brake discs, the F-TYPE SVR can be specified with Jaguar’s Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system. Featuring even larger 398mm and 380mm discs and six- and four-piston monobloc calipers, this system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding fade resistance. The brake prefill system ensures consistent pedal feel, stop after stop.

The wider, specially-developed 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 tyres provide exceptional levels of grip with no detriment to ride quality or refinement. The range of 9J and 11J forged aluminium wheels deliver weight savings of up to 13.8kg per vehicle vehicle – another weight reduction which beat the development target, and the open spoke design also improves brake cooling. Exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, the range comprises Coriolis wheels in Satin Technical Grey or Gloss Black, and – for models fitted with the CCM braking system – Maelstrom wheels with a Satin Black polished finish.

The F-TYPE’s EPAS system already sets the benchmark for feel and response – especially off-centre. Further tuning of the control software delivers even better feedback and, combined with the stiffer rear knuckle assembly, the new wheels and tyres and the revised damper settings, means that the F-TYPE SVR steers with even greater immediacy and precision.

AERODYNAMICS

Reducing drag and lift contributes to the enhanced dynamics and performance and subtly enhances the F-TYPE’s award-winning design 

The effort made in developing the chassis was matched by the work done on the F-TYPE SVR’s aerodynamics. Asked to solve the often conflicting requirements of reducing drag and reducing lift, the SVO team designed a full suite of features which work together to improve dynamics, stability, performance and efficiency.

To cut drag, the front bumper was extended outboard to mask as much of the wheels as possible. This also helps the airflow to remain attached to the sides of the car, reducing drag still further.

The front valance and front undertray also contribute to drag reduction but do much more to improve engine cooling. The louvre design of the new bonnet vents uses the flow of air over the bonnet to extract more hot air from the engine compartment.

Apertures in the wheelarch liners help the high pressure air to escape through the fender vents, helping to reduce front-end lift.

An under-floor tray beneath the rear suspension accelerates the airflow, reducing pressure and therefore reducing lift. Aerodynamics are further enhanced by the rear venturi. Integrating this feature was only possible because of the design of the lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system: using two individual rear silencers instead of a single transverse silencer enabled the venturi to be neatly packaged between them.

But the single most effective device developed for the F-TYPE SVR is its deployable rear wing: the highly optimised design is more effective and more aerodynamically-efficient in both raised and lowered and positions.

With the car in Normal mode, the wing deploys once vehicle speed reaches 60mph and 70mph for the Convertible and Coupé respectively. The wing will also deploy automatically whenever the driver selects Dynamic mode. In this raised position, the wing, together with the other aerodynamic enhancements, enables a reduction in the F-TYPE SVR’s drag and lift coefficients of 2.5 per cent and 15 per cent respectively compared to the F-TYPE R with spoiler deployed. When the SVR’s wing is in the lowered position, the corresponding improvements are 7.5 per cent and 45 per cent.

Exterior design options to complement the carbon fibre rear spoiler include a carbon fibre roof panel and a carbon fibre pack comprising the front chin section, bonnet louvres, fender vent ingots and door mirror caps.

Interior

A bespoke interior characterised by exquisite detailing and infotainment systems which support the latest wearable technology make the F-TYPE SVR even more desirable

The F-TYPE SVR’s performance does not come at the expense of comfort. The cabin gains cosseting 14-way SVR Performance seats finished in Jet black leather with a distinctive Lozenge Quilt pattern, contrast stitching and micro-piping and headrests embossed with the SVR logo. Customers also have the option of Siena Tan or Red leather upholstery.

The SVR Jet black leather and optional Jet black leather and suedecloth steering wheels feature black painted spoke outers and contrast stitching in a range of four colours. The unique anodised aluminium shift paddles are larger than those in other F-TYPE models to make changing gear even more instinctive.

The driver-focused theme of the ‘one-plus-one’ layout is enhanced with a suedecloth covering for the instrument cluster and centre console. Customers who select the optional Siena Tan or Red leather interiors benefit from full leather wrapping of the instrument panel.

The InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus infotainment systems feature eight-inch capacitive touchscreens, intuitive user interfaces and crisp, clear 3D map displays and offer 380W Meridian and 770W Meridian surround sound audio systems respectively.

As well as the familiar InControl Apps smartphone connectivity, InControl Secure vehicle monitoring and InControl Protect emergency call system, the F-TYPE SVR also offers the latest InControl Remote functionality, which – for the ultimate in convenience – now supports wearable technology.

Partnering the InControl Remote app for iOs smartphones is a companion app developed for the Apple Watch. Using this device, drivers can lock and unlock the doors, check key information such as fuel level or mileage, and locate the car on a map. InControl Remote even enables the driver to start the engine and set the climate control system temperature to pre-condition the cabin before the start of a journey. Nothing could be simpler.

TECHNICAL DATA                         

  F-TYPE SVR Coupé F-TYPE SVR Convertible
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc) 5,000
Cylinders V8 Supercharged
Valves per cylinder 4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm) 92.5/ 93.0
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel injection 150bar direct injection
Power PS (kW) 575 (423) @ 6,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft) 700 (516) @ 3,500-5,000rpm
Transmission 8-speed Quickshift
Gear ratios (:1)
1st 4.714
2nd 3.143
3rd 2.106
4th 1.667
5th 1.285
6th 1.000
7th 0.839
8th 0.667
Reverse 3.317
Final Drive ratio 2.56
CHASSIS
Front suspension Double wishbone
Rear suspension Double wishbone
Front brakes Twin-piston sliding caliper; 380mm ventilated discs
Rear brakes Single-piston sliding caliper; 376mm ventilated discs
Front tyres 265/35/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero
Rear tyres 305/30/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero
Steering Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm) 4,475 4,475
Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm) 2,042/ 1,923 2,042/ 1,923
Height (mm) 1,311 1,308
Wheelbase (mm) 2,622 2,622
Track front/ rear (mm) 1,585/ 1,611 1,585/ 1,611
Weight (kg) From 1,705 From 1,720
Boot volume (litres) 310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray 206.7
Fuel tank (useable) litres 70 70
PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY
0-60mph (sec) 3.5 3.5
0-100km/h (sec) 3.7 3.7
Top speed mph (km/h) 200 (322) 195 (314)
Fuel consumption mpg
(litres/100km) EU combined
25.0 (11.3) 25.0 (11.3)
CO2 emissions (g/km)
EU combined
269 269

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press



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