Jaguar has announced that its new F-Pace SVR is coming to South Africa.
The high-end SUV pack a monstrous 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine that produces 405kW and 700Nm of torque – making it one of the most powerful cars on the market locally when it arrives.
This power takes the F-Pace SVR from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds and gives it a top speed of 286km/h.
“A new Dynamic Launch feature also uses driveline inertia to maintain power to the wheels during gear changes, contributing to the SVR’s sharper acceleration from a standstill,” said Jaguar.
Gear changes are taken care of by an 8-speed automatic gearbox – which is mated to an all-wheel-drive system – while stopping is handled by upgraded brakes with improved cooling and pads.
The braking system consists of 395mm and 396mm two-piece disc brakes on the front and rear, respectively, and are combined with a “sportier and shorter brake pedal”.
“The new Jaguar F-Pace SVR is now faster, more dynamic, and more refined than ever,” said Jaguar.
“The pinnacle of the performance SUV range is elevated to another level thanks to the latest enhancements by the Jaguar SV team.”
All this power comes at an equally powerful price, and the new F-Pace SVR starts at R1,835,700 – now available for pre-order. The SUV will then launch in South Africa in the first half of 2021.
A standard 5-year/100,000km Jaguar Care Plan and warranty is included with the vehicle.
Luxurious on the inside
It is not just the drive of the vehicle which has received attention, however.
The redesigned interior has been fitted with Alcantara seat and door inserts, a 12.3-inch HD driver display, and aluminium patterned finishes – with carbon-fibre available as an option.
Optional “slimline semi-aniline leather sports seats” with diamond embroidery are available, too, along with an embossed SVR logo on the headrests.
“The new SVR split-rim steering wheel is finished with tactile zinc-alloy shift paddles, providing heightened driver engagement when making manual gear changes,” said Jaguar.
A Pivi Pro infotainment system, active road noise cancellation, and the latest driver assistance systems are then fitted in the car.