It’s time for the 543bhp F-type R Coupe to move over – Jaguar has something even hotter waiting in the wings. These are the latest picture of the range-topping F-Type SVR lapping the Nurburgring ahead of it’s debut later this year.
This will be the first Jaguar to wear the SVR badge and despite the light disguise it’s clear the SVR will take its design inspiration from the limited run Project 7, albeit without the astmmetrical D-Type fin on the rear deck. The SVR is also expected to share the Project 7’s powertrain, a 567bhp version of the current 5.0-litre supercharged V8 coupled to a faster eight-speed auto gearbox. We can also expect further changes beneath the skin, with the SVR likely to feature a more focused suspension setup and recalibrated steering.
At the front, gaping air vents flanking the wide mouth grille, while a front splitter nestling beneath the bumper can also be picked out. Huge carbon ceramic brakes can be spied beyond the arch filling alloy wheels and a revised rear spoiler – perfectly matching the one from the Project 7 – will work with a larger rear diffuser to boost downforce at the back.
To help contain the extra grunt, and to separate it from the rear-wheel drive project 7, Jaguar’s new AWD system is expected to feature, while both Coupe and Roadster versions will be offered.
An exact on sale date and pricing are yet to be announced but expect to pay something between the £91,650 asking price for the AWD F-Type V8 R Coupe and the £130,000 tag for a Project 7.