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The last new V8 Jaguar ever – Now on sale in South Africa

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR 575 Edition is now on sale in South Africa from a starting price of R2,197,400.

The 575 Edition is the “final Jaguar V8” and quite apt for the trends of today, it’s a “performance SUV like no other,” said the automaker.

The British marque’s CEO Adrian Mardell has stated that it will be discontinuing its entire portfolio of current-generation vehicles including the F-Pace as it evolves into an all-electric brand, with its first next-gen electric car, a four-door GT, to be unveiled before the end of 2024.

While there is no date set in stone on which the last petrol-powered Jaguar will roll out of the factory, Mardell said the current estimation is within the first half of 2025, just over a year from today.

The final F-Type that will ever be built has already entered production with two units of the legendary sports car secured for lucky South African customers.

F-Pace SVR 575 Edition specs

The F-Pace 575 Edition is endowed with Jaguar’s legendary 5.0-litre, supercharged, V8 powerplant that generates a tremendous output of 423kW (575 horsepower) and 700Nm.

The performance SUV deploys this power to all four corners via a rapid eight-speed automatic gearbox, allowing it to break the 100km/h barrier in a brisk 4.0 seconds on its way to a maxing out at 286km/h.

It features four selectable driving modes including Comfort, Dynamic, Eco, and Rain/Ice/Snow; an electronic active differential with torque vectoring functions for heightened grip; and adaptive suspension that monitors vehicle movements every 2 milliseconds and calculates the required damping force every 10 milliseconds for optimal body control and ride comfort.

To achieve reduced drag and better handling compared to the standard F-Pace models, the SVR additionally comes with larger front air intakes, bonnet vents, side fender vents, and a rear spoiler.

The cherry on top, the 575 Edition boasts an active exhaust system with 95mm quad tailpipes that were specially tuned to deliver the signature V8 pops and burbles.

The Black Exterior pack is standard on the pinnacle F-Pace providing an appropriately stealthy look for the aggressive SUV, which is complemented by SVR badging, 22-inch forged alloy wheels with Satin Technical Grey finishes, and red brake calipers.

The cabin is equally sporty with the fitment of Suedecloth/Windsor leather performance seats with heating and cooling functions, a model-specific heated leather steering wheel, satin chrome gearshift paddles, bright metal pedals and treadplates, and SVR luxury carpet mats.

Buyers of the Jag won’t be left wanting more, as standard amenities encompass a configurable digital driver’s display, an 11.4-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charger, a Meridian sound system, two-zone climate control, heated rear seats, keyless entry and start, and an electric tailgate.

It additionally brings automatic LED lights with high-beam assist, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot assist, a rear traffic and collision monitor, 360-degree cameras, emergency braking, a driver condition monitor, and hill-launch assist.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR 575 Edition

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