6 Things You Need to Know About the Jaguar F-Type SVR

James Wolfcale
by James Wolfcale

Jaguar has finally dropped the full wealth of knowledge about the fastest F-Type to date, the F-Type SVR. Here are six crucial things you should probably know about it.

6. It’s the first car from Jaguar’s new Special Vehicles Operations division

The F-Type SVR is the first of what will likely be many fast Jaguars from the company’s Special Vehicles Operations division. SVO previously worked on the limited production Project 7 F-Type and six painstaking reproductions of the lightweight E-Type from 1963.

5. It’s the fastest, most powerful series production Jaguar ever

The Jaguar XJ220 was theoretically capable of breaking 220 mph, but Jaguar isn’t calling that a series production car. That loophole makes the F-Type SVR the fastest production Jag ever. With 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque going to all four wheels, it does zero to 60 in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph.

4. The exhaust is made of titanium

The F-Type SVR’s titanium and Inconel exhaust not only saves 35 pounds over the standard item, Jaguar also claims it gives the sonorous supercharged 5.0-liter V8 even more bark.

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3. It’s a good bit lighter than the car on which it’s based

SVO didn’t stop with the exhaust when came to weight savings. With the optional carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber roof panel and carbon fiber pack, it’s more than 100 pounds lighter than the all-wheel-drive F-Type R.

2. It’s also available as a convertible

Prefer to get your driving thrills sans roof? Then you’ll be glad to know the F-Type SVR is also available as a convertible, but you will be giving away 5 mph in top speed. Not that you’ll notice all that often.

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1. Jaguar wants you to drive it every day

The F-Type SVR is a brutally fast sports car, but it’s also one you can drive everyday. Jaguar claims it gives up none of the usability of any other F-Type variant, and its all-wheel-drive system make is a true all-weather super-sports car.

This story originally appeared on Luxury4Play.com

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