Jaguar Cranks up the Potency
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03 December 2020
Updated F-PACE SVR gets more power, less drag
Building on its already impressive power and pace, Jaguar’s flagship SUV is now less draggy and has more power to make the best of it.
Its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol motor still produces 405kW, but has had its torque upped by 20Nm to 700Nm. The result is a 0-100km/h time improved by three-tenths to 4.0 seconds, and a top speed of 286km/h. Helping transfer that power to the road is a torque converter borrowed from the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 super sedan, as well as an improved Dynamic driving mode. Better feel is provided by retuned electronic power steering and recalibrated brake system.
“New apertures and vents” may not sound like the most exciting (or useful) additions to a performance car, but the F-PACE’s new additions are particularly talented. As well as improved cooling, they provide better aerodynamics, reduce lift by 35% and add a bit more aggression to the styling.
The biggest changes are to the interior of the SVR. It features acres of leather, both Alcantara and Windsor, which cover everything from the doors to the 12.3-inch virtual instruments for the driver. The performance-focused drive selector is new, as is Jaguar’s Pivi Pro infotainment system, which provides remote software updates, Active Road Noise Cancellation and optional wireless charging.
The new Jaguar F-PACE SVR is available to order now for R1,835,700, with the first units arriving in the first half of 2021.