In January, we caught wind of an even more powerful Jaguar F-Type called the SVR, expected to unseat the R as the top dog of the range. Thanks to AutoExpress, we now have a face to put with the name. The SVR will reportedly feature an uprated version of Jaguar Land Rover’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8, generating 600 hp. If that holds true, it’ll make the SVR the most powerful Jag on sale upon release.
If those shots look familiar – and not simply because the SVR is very obviously an F-Type – it’s because the new flagship roadster appears to have taken inspiration from the limited-production Project 7. The front fascia and unusually massive lip spoiler (for a road car) have been carried over in this prototype. Unlike the 7, however, power from the SVR’s supercharged V8 is sent to all four wheels. You also won’t find a D-Type-esque roll hoop behind the driver’s head. That’s a shame; it was a callback to Jag’s racing history that surprisingly looked right at home on the 7.
Evidently the rear wing has been modified as well, which is probably for the better considering the SVR will have roughly 60 more horsepower to manage compared to the current R variant. Hopefully we’ll find out very soon if Coventry’s engineers have met the challenge.
– By: Adam Ismail
Photo / News Source: AutoExpress