While we have to wait for most of the specifics, here’s what we do know. The automaker says the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st.
Jaguar is making it clear that it is the first series production Jag to get the Special Vehicle Operations treatment. Yes, the same Land-Rover in-house tuning group that brought us the Range Rover Sport SVR with 550-horsepower. Jaguar is tossing out the number 200-mph along with the claim that it will be “lighter, faster, and more powerful” than the other F-Types.
“The new F-Type SVR is the first series production Jaguar car to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and benefits from everything we know about precision engineering, performance and design,” said John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day.”
Jaguar does confirm it will also build a convertible version, so that “enthusiasts” can better hear the rumble of the new titanium exhaust system. No complaints here.
Numbers first leaked last week give it 575-horsepower. That would make the SVR 25-horses more powerful than the 2016 F-Type R. The R uses a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine with 550-horsepower. It goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Its top speed falls short of the 200 mph of the SVR at only 186 mph. It features standard all-wheel-drive and it starts at $103,600.
The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is expected to go on sale this summer.