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Jaguar opens order books for 200mph F-Type SVR (gallery)

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Jaguar has opened the order books for the 200mph, four-wheel-drive  F-Type SVR coupe and convertible ahead of their arrival in showrooms this summer.

The fastest ever F-Type is being introduced to UK dealership in both coupe and convertible form, priced at £110,000 and £115,485 respectively.

Both versions of the new F-Type – a product of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations – feature the same five-litre supercharged V8 engine, which delivers 567bhp and 516lb-ft of torque.

Jaguar claims that the coupe will reach 60mph in 3.5 seconds and hit a 200mph top speed. The convertible, meanwhile, will reach a top speed of 197mph.

Jaguar design director Ian Callum said: “The purity of the F-Type’s form is something truly special, but in designing the new F-Type SVR we had the opportunity to create something even more dramatic. Every additional form, line or component is there for a reason, and contributes to the car’s increased performance as well as its
presence.
“Cutting-edge aerodynamics has always been fundamental to Jaguar design, and everything from
the enlarged air intakes to the active rear wing is essential to the new F-Type SVR’s dramatic looks and 200mph potential.”

Jaguar claims that the F-Type SVR is 25kg lighter than the standard all-wheel-drive F-Type. A titanium exhaust system, forged alloy wheels saving up to 13.8kg per corner and a carbon fibre roof panel (for the coupe) are among the weight-saving measures employed.

Optional carbon ceramic brakes will shave a 50kg from the car’s weight.

An automatically-deployed rear spoiler reduces the SVR’s drag and lift coefficients of 2.5 per cent and 15 per cent respectively compared to the F-Type R with its spoiler deployed.

The car retains the standard car’s 25mpg fuel economy and 269g/km CO2 emissions, however. 

A bespoke interior brings 14-way SVR Performance seats finished in black leather with a distinctive quilted pattern, contrasting stitching and headrests embossed with the SVR logo, while suede cloth covers the instrument cluster and centre console.

Jaguar’s latest InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus infotainment systems take centre stage, their eight-inch touchscreens giving access to 3D map displays and 380W or 770W Meridian surround sound audio systems.



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