2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR Testing On The Nurburgring: Video
Watch out 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO and 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, there’s a Jaguar coming. There have been numerous reports of a high-powered Jaguar F-Type being developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team, and that car was recently captured by spy photographers while testing at the Nürburgring. Designed to be the range-topping performance model of the F-Type lineup, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR looks like it is going to be a serious track car, judging from this spy video.
Not much is known for certain about F-Type SVR, but it’s obvious that Jaguar is doing its best to put this car on the same stage as some of the top sports cars out there. Aside from the agile handling displayed in this video, the Jaguar F-Type SVR is rumored to have in excess of 600 horsepower coming from its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. The extra power is sure obvious from the tailpipes as this car sounds even more menacing than today’s 2015 Jaguar F-Type R. The big question remains whether the SVR will feature a rear-drive layout or will offer all-wheel drive. Seeing as how the F-Type R is rear-drive only, that could very well be the case with the SVR model, but it would be awesome if Jag decided to go head-to-head with the GT-R NISMO with 600+ horses being fed to all four wheels.
To go along with the added power, the F-Type SVR is getting a few styling changes, including the new front fascia, quad exhaust outlets and the big rear spoiler. All of these upgrades have been exposed in previous spy shots, which also revealed that the SVR will most likely offer both coupe and convertible body styles.
JRL’s SVO team first came to light with the introduction of the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR, but the group will also be responsible for building the limited-production 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 as well as the continuation 2014 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type.