The look is dynamic, assertive, and available with a Black Pack option for the first time. In place of the Satin Grey of the SV Exterior Pack, a dramatic Gloss Black finish is applied to key details such as the grille surround, bonnet louvres, front bumper apertures, sill trims and rear valance. Rear badges in Gloss Black serve as this signature detail’s finishing touch and seals the deal the way Jag knows how. The new Black Pack complements the optional 22-inch ‘Style 5117’ forged wheels, which combine a five-spoke design with a Gloss Black finish and Satin Technical Grey inserts.
Inspired by SV’s motorsport experience, the signature design focuses on airflow and aerodynamic benefits delivered through new apertures and vents for improved powertrain and brake cooling. The changes deliver superior aerodynamic performance including 35 percent reduction in aerodynamic lift, while drag is cut from 0.37Cd to 0.36Cd. Beyond the standards of efficiency achieved, these elements also provide a more purposeful aesthetic.
The interior is meticulously redesigned, with materials that heighten the vibrant character of the cabin and its controls. Seat and door inserts are finished in Alcantara, with elements such as the central cubby and leather midroll wrapped in luxurious Windsor leather.
The technology and craftsmanship behind the Alcantara material is 100% Made in Italy and is a result of a unique proprietary technology. Spanning five decades, Alcantara was originally a result of a Japanese patent. Italy was immediately chosen as the location to realise this dream material, which perennially evolves and develops. This versatile organisation is fuelled by continuous dialogue with the creative world and by a serious and certified commitment to sustainability. Since 2009, Alcantara has been certified ‘Carbon Neutral’.
The 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display is wrapped in Alcantara with ebony stitching, while aluminium patterned finishers feature as standard with open-pore carbon-fibre available as an option.
Optional slimline semi-aniline leather sports seats with heritage logo-inspired diamond embroidery across the front shoulder section, feature a unique perforation across the backrest, while the same pattern is used on the leather on the seatbacks. An embossed SVR logo on the headrests lets Jaguar’s consistent detail-oriented approach to manufacture the space to shine in all its rigour.
The new Drive Selector has a more performance-focused feel for the F-PACE SVR, finished in dimpled leather with heritage logo-inspired detailing and debossed SVR logo. The new SVR split-rim steering wheel is accentuated with tactile zinc-alloy shift paddles, providing heightened driver engagement when making manual gear changes.
The new F-PACE SVR is available with Jaguar’s 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine, which produces 405kW and a torque figure increased by 20Nm to 700Nm. This uplift in torque enables acceleration from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds, three-tenths faster than before, coupled to a maximum speed of 286km/h.
The powertrain now features the same torque converter used in the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 super sedan, to withstand the higher loads produced. A new Dynamic Launch feature also uses driveline inertia to maintain power to the wheels during gear changes, contributing to the SVR’s sharper acceleration from a standstill. The V8 Supercharged engine is paired with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic transmission, which delivers rapid gearshifts while adapting the way power is delivered to suit the driving situations.
Jaguar’s All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics is a standard fitting. Adaptive Dynamics suspension technology ensures a precise, dynamic set-up coupled with a supple ride, while Configurable Dynamics provides enhanced driver appeal by enabling the driver to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preferences. A stopwatch, G-Meter and pedal graph also help the driver to monitor performance in Dynamic mode.
The steering system’s new electronic power-assistance delivers greater immediacy, and a heightened connection between the vehicle and driver. Modified tuning of the adaptive damping provides a more refined ride at low speeds, also improved by revised chassis bushes.
Drivers will benefit from superior brake feel in the new F-PACE SVR. The 395mm (front) and 396mm (rear) two-piece disc brakes are now supported by a new Integrated Power Booster which, along with a recalibration of the system, delivers a sportier and shorter brake pedal. The driver experiences even greater confidence thanks to the cooling and aerodynamics of this model that also improve the performance of brakes.
New F-PACE SVR features all of the advanced technologies found in the latest F-PACE core models. This guarantees it’s always connected and always up-to-date for optimum driver convenience. These include intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment with an all-new 11.4-inch HD curved glass touchscreen, Software-Over-Air capability, Active Road Noise Cancellation, the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and optional wireless device charging.
The new Jaguar F-PACE SVR is available in South Africa now with a starting price of R1,835,700. All Jaguar vehicles come with a standard 5-year/100,000km Jaguar Care Plan and warranty.