The new 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR promises to be the quickest and baddest Jaguar SUV with the help of a 550 hp supercharged V8 engine and many other suspension, aerodynamics, interior changes, and more.
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Under the hood is a familiar supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that is rated at 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. This engine can also be found in the F-Type R and the Range Rover Sport SVR with slightly different tunes. The engine is backed up by a 8-speed automatic transmission.
Although the ride height on the SVR F-Pace is the same as with the V6 S model, the suspension is tuned specifically for this car. The front springs are 30% stiffer and the rear are 10% stiffer than on the V6 counterpart. There are also active adjustable shocks that use an electrically adjustable valve to continuously vary the damping.
The performance AWD system is rear-wheel biased. It can send up to 100% of the power to the rear axle, but (when needed) can also shift up to 50% of the torque to the front. At the back, there is an electronically controlled differential and an ability to do “torque vectoring” by braking the inside wheel.
Jaguar claims a 4.1 second 0-60 MPH and a top speed of 176 mph.
The F-Pace SVR weighs just under 4,400 lbs, so it has a relatively good power-to-weight ratio of 7.99 lbs/hp. For comparison, the Ranger Rover Sport SVR ratio is 8.85 lbs/hp.
The style and aerodynamics have been changed to suit the high performance nature of this SVR creation. There are functional hood vents, functional vents around the front wheel to reduce lift, and an additional spoiler in the back.
The F-Pace SVR competes against the likes of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the Porsche Macan Turbo.
The 2019 F-Pace SVR starts at $79,990, and it is currently on sale in the United States. Please stay tuned to TFLcar.com on April 23, 2019 for a full driving review, including driving impressions and full-throttle accelerations.