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Jaguar's fastest F-Type in SA: New SVR price revealed

2016-02-18 10:11

SUPERCHARGED CAT: Jaguar's most powerful production road car yet, the F-Type SVR, is available to order immediately for a price tag of R2.1 million. Image: Motorpress

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Johannesburg - The new F-Type SVR, the first SVR-baged Jaguar, is set to arrive in South Africa later in August 2016.

What makes it special, least compared to the R? Jaguar claims its fastest F-Type can rocket to 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 322km/h.

The all-wheel drive F-Type SVR Coupe is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 capable of 423kW/700Nm. Its eight-speed transmission gains a new calibration.

'Jaguar's most powerful production road car'

The F-Type SVR goes on sale locally in August 2016 with indicative pricing set at R2 134 100. Local customers can order their new F-Type SVR ahead of the 2016 Geneva auto show.

Building on the F-Type R, the SVR features an enhanced aerodynamics package comprising of front bumper and splitter, flat underfloor, carbon-fibred active rear wing that reduces lift and drag.

Watch: The 322km/h F-Type SVR

It has an improved chassis featuring new dampers and anti-roll bars as wells wider tyres with lightweight 20" forged alloys.

According to Jaguar: "By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-Type from day one, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car."

Inside it has unique SVR-badged seats with Lozenge Quilt pattern, suede cloth-covered instrument binnacle and centre console, SVR steering wheel and  aluminium paddle shifts.

Jaguar F-Type range in SA:

Coupe
F-Type (250kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)
F-Type S (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)
F-Type British Design Edition (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)
F-Type R (405kW 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD and AWD)
F-Type SVR (423kW 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift AWD)

Convertible:
F-Type (250kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)
F-Type S (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)
F-Type British Design Edition (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)
F-Type R (405kW 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD)

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