If you were looking for a car that is extremely fast and fun to drive, it's time to take a look at the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR. Developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, the F-Type SVR is a direct offshoot of the gorgeous rear-drive, limited-production $165,000 Project 7 tire-roaster.
The Jaguar's supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 puts down an identical 575 horsepower as the Project 7 (and 25 more than the R) but even more torque (516 lb-ft versus 502) thanks to new intercoolers and hood vents that allow for freer breathing. Aside from the added power, this is much more of a range-topping special trim than it is a significantly different model. The ZF eight-speed automatic’s software quickens shift times and the launch control is altered for harder acceleration from a stop, while tweaks to the torque-vectoring rear differential, all-wheel-drive system. One more important thing is that new model is able to reach 60 mph in a claimed 3.5 seconds, or 0.4-second quicker than the R. The SVR coupe tops out at the magic 200-mph mark, a 14-mph bump over the R; the convertible can only do 195.
Moreover, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR has a special new exhaust. Instead of the R’s single transverse-mounted stainless-steel muffler, the SVR mounts its two mufflers further inboard to accommodate a rear venturi and underbody tray. The front bumper gets larger intakes and a more aggressive chin spoiler, while a diagonal outlet in the fenders lets turbulent air quickly escape. The prices for this stunning vehicle start at $126,945 for the SVR coupe and $129,795 for the convertible. A short list of options is also available. The $12,000 carbon-ceramic brakes and $3200 carbon-fiber roof are among these options.