By comparison, the F-Type SVR surpasses the claimed figures from Mercedes and BMW of 3.9 seconds to 100kmh for both the C63 AMG and M4 as well as the top speeds of 250kmh (restricted) for the BMW and 290kmh for the AMG.

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Jaguar F-Type SVR


Special Vehicle Operations is to the Brits what AMG is to the Germans and the first car to get the SVR treatment is the fire-cracker Jaguar F-Type coupe and convertible.


So a leopard may not be able to change its spots but it’s quite clear that a jaguar can. At least in the case of the automotive variety anyway. Gone is the grace, space and pace because not only is the F-Type SVR a snug place inside, it’s also outrageously loud and ungraceful on the gas.


Until now, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division, (SVO) has worked behind the scenes on the limited build Project 7 Jaguar roadster as well as the Range Rover Autobiography but the launch program of the F-Type SVR event was its first stand-alone launch away from the mainstream range.


Taking aim at AMG, BMW’s M and Audi’s RS range, our drive at the Motorland Aragon race track in Spain showed that this was a coming of age for Jaguar LandRover’s (JLR) SVO which, for the past two years, has been hiding under the wings of the JLR empire.


Loud and obnoxious is not the over riding impression I’ve ever had with a Jaguar but with apologies to the few small, rural towns of Spain we blasted through recently, the F-Type SVR has definitely changed that perception [To be continued...]

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