Jaguar Land Rover has created another V8 SUV, but this time it’s wearing a Jaguar badge.
The Jaguar F-Pace SUV is a 404kW/680Nm crossover SUV thanks to JLR Special Vehicle Operations’ supercharged 5.0-litre V8.
Jag claims it’ll hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 4.3 seconds, then on to a top speed of 283km/h.
The SVR has been endowed with aerodynamic upgrades, which include larger air intakes to lower pressure in the wheel arches and provide more high-speed stability, as well as improving cooling.
It’s also been differently styled to be more muscular than other F-Paces, and the chassis underneath has progressive front and rear springs that are 30 and 10 per cent stiffer respectively.
A set of 21-inch, or optional 22-inch wheels are available, and have been widened at the rear and designed to be lighter.
“The F-Pace SVR delivers the handling and agility to match its performance,” says Cross.
“Everything from the steering to the bespoke suspension set-up has been tuned specifically for our performance SUV and the result is a vehicle that lives up to the promise of both the F-Pace and SVR names.”
As with most SVO vehicles, the active exhaust emits a raucous commotion to let people know it’s no slouch. The exhaust itself is also 6.6kg lighter than the standard F-PACE system.
Jaguar Land Rover chief engineer Mike Cross says the F-Pace has to be set up to handle its newfound power.
The F-Pace SVR is available mid-year in the UK, with local pricing expected to be announced soon.