SV BESPOKE EDITION 1988: JAGUAR’S RACING SUCCESS INSPIRES LIMITED EDITION F-PACE SVR

1 June 2022

The exclusive F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 is the first limited edition of Jaguar’s pinnacle high-performance SUV, created by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke. Just 394 examples are available worldwide.

  • Introducing Edition 1988: Jaguar’s racing success inspires limited edition F-PACE SVR, created by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke
  • Pinnacle of performance: 550PS V8 supercharged F-PACE SVR sits at the top of Jaguar’s SUV line-up, with enhanced high-performance driving dynamics
  • Bespoke finish: Edition 1988 features unique Midnight Amethyst paint, Champagne Gold forged alloy wheels and exclusive Sunset Gold accents
  • Strictly limited: Just 394 examples of F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 will be built
  • Available to order: Jaguar F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 is available now, priced from £101,550 OTR in the UK. Details: www.jaguar.com/SVO

Wednesday 1 June 2022, Fen End, UK – The exclusive F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 is the first limited edition of Jaguar’s pinnacle high-performance SUV, created by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke. Just 394 examples are available worldwide.

An emotive specification, inspired by Jaguar’s rich racing heritage, includes specially-formulated Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork, Champagne Gold Satin 22-inch forged alloy wheels, Sunset Gold Satin exterior and interior detailing, plus a ‘One of 394’ SV Bespoke commissioning graphic.

The Edition 1988 name pays tribute to the racing success of the World Sports-Prototype Championship-winning XJR-9 in 1988.

Since its introduction in 2019, the Jaguar F-PACE SVR has established itself as a highly characterful and rewarding high-performance car. Pairing these qualities with a level of SV Bespoke personalisation and exclusivity never offered before on F-PACE makes Edition 1988 an even more captivating proposition. With strictly limited availability, we’re confident this will quickly become the most sought-after F-PACE SVR yet.

Mark Turner
Commercial Director of Special Vehicle Operations, Jaguar
SV BESPOKE EDITION 1988: JAGUAR’S RACING SUCCESS INSPIRES LIMITED EDITION F-PACE SVR
SV BESPOKE EDITION 1988: JAGUAR’S RACING SUCCESS INSPIRES LIMITED EDITION F-PACE SVR
SV BESPOKE EDITION 1988: JAGUAR’S RACING SUCCESS INSPIRES LIMITED EDITION F-PACE SVR

Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork is a new colour that will only be offered to Jaguar F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 customers.

The design of the F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 is inspired by legendary Jaguar endurance racing cars. The Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork appears black until its amethyst undertones are revealed in bright sunshine, emphasising the SVR’s dynamic exterior. To achieve this dramatic Ultra Metallic Gloss finish, we assessed more than 40 variations to create the desired depth of colour.

Richard Woolley
Special Vehicle Operations Creative Director, Jaguar

Edition 1988 is also unique in featuring a Sunset Gold Satin Jaguar leaper and script on the tailgate. A laser-etched Edition 1988 logo is applied to each front wing panel.

In addition to the F-PACE SVR Black Pack components fitted as standard on Edition 1988, Gloss Black finishes are extended to the door mirror caps, brake calipers, wheel centre caps and the letter R on the SVR badging.

Further enhancing the refined and luxurious interior of F-PACE SVR, which incorporates open-pore carbon fibre finishers, Edition 1988 features semi-aniline Ebony leather upholstery and exclusive Sunset Gold Satin detailing across the dashboard, steering wheel spokes, gear shift paddles and the heated-and-cooled front Performance Seats.

The Jaguar leaper and horn ring on the steering wheel receive a Satin Black finish, while subtle SV Bespoke and Edition 1988 branding on the illuminated treadplates and dashboard, completes the package.

Edition 1988 started with our SV Bespoke and Jaguar Design teams taking inspiration from the iconic liveries of Jaguar’s race-winning sports cars. The result is a winning combination of colours, textures and features that celebrates sporting success while making the F-PACE SVR even more appealing.

MARK WILKES
Director of Vehicle Personalisation, Jaguar

F-PACE SVR is Jaguar’s pinnacle performance SUV. Powered exclusively by Jaguar’s 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, it is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds) and can reach a top speed of 178mph (286km/h).

A comprehensive package of technical enhancements developed and engineered by the experts at Special Vehicle Operations ensures F-PACE SVR delivers a performance-focused driving experience without affecting everyday usability.

A luxurious interior with sliding panoramic roof, head-up display and the latest connectivity technologies including wireless device charging and Amazon Alexa integration(1), underlines F-PACE SVR Edition 1988’s role as a refined SUV with exceptional performance.

The Pivi Pro infotainment system now also incorporates what3words2, meaning navigation destinations can be set using unique three-word strings that correspond to precise 3m sq locations. Just type the wordssnug.times.tests’, for example, to arrive at the Jaguar Heritage Trust where the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Jaguar XJR-9 is cared for today.

The Jaguar F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 will be presented alongside the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 on Special Vehicle Operations’ display at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 8-12, and makes its dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23-26.

The SVR Edition 1988 is the pinnacle of the F-PACE range, which includes S, SE, HSE, R-Dynamic Black, 300 SPORT, 400 SPORT and SVR models. Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains are available across the F-PACE range (market dependent). The new model is available to order now from Jaguar retailers worldwide(1), priced from £101,550 in the UK. For details: www.jaguar.com/SVO

Further information

For more information visit www.media.jaguar.com

Tracey Tompsett | Jaguar UK PR Manager 
+44 (0) 7469 032 064  
ttompset@jaguarlandrover.com   

Charmaine Lewis | Jaguar UK Senior Press Officer
+44 (0) 7384 520 089
clewis11@jaguarlandrover.com   

@JaguarUKPR

Notes to Editors

(1) In-car features should be used by drivers only when safe to do so. Drivers must ensure they are in full control of the vehicle at all times. Amazon Alexa is available in specific Markets only. Amazon, Alexa, Amazon Music, Audible and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart home technology.

(2) what3words is available on F-PACE SVR globally except in Japan and South Korea.

Important notice
Jaguar Land Rover is constantly seeking ways to improve the specification, design and production of its vehicles, parts and accessories and alterations take place continually. While every effort is made to produce up-to-date literature, this document should not be regarded as an infallible guide to current specifications or availability, nor does it constitute an offer for the sale of any particular vehicle, part or accessory. All figures are manufacturer’s estimates.

About Jaguar
Jaguar has made dramatically beautiful luxury cars since 1935, driven by its passion to make life more extraordinary for its customers. Today's world-class Jaguar model range comprises the XE and XF saloons and XF Sportbrake, F-TYPE sports car, F-PACE performance SUV, E-PACE compact performance SUV and all-electric performance SUV, the I-PACE. From 2025 Jaguar will become a pure electric modern luxury brand with a dramatically beautiful new portfolio of emotionally engaging designs and pioneering next-generation technologies. The journey towards electrification is already under way with a range of mild and plug-in hybrid and full electric models available today.

About Special Vehicle Operations

Special Vehicle Operations includes a specialist team of designers, engineers and technicians dedicated to amplifying the performance and luxury attributes of SVR-branded Jaguars. That team works collaboratively with:

  • SV Bespoke – The SV Bespoke team undertakes unique and special commissions, limited-edition vehicles, SV Bespoke Premium Palette and SV Bespoke Match-To-Sample paint finishes
  • Vehicle Personalisation – In addition to SV Bespoke, the Vehicle Personalisation team is also responsible for Jaguar vehicle accessories
  • Classic - The official source of authentic cars, expert services, genuine parts and unforgettable experiences for classic Jaguar enthusiasts worldwide

About Jaguar XJR-9

Jointly developed by Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), the V12-engined carbon fibre-monocoque Group C and IMSA GTP sports-prototype XJR-9 made its racing debut in 1988, immediately taking victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona. It claimed six wins in the World Sports-Prototype Championship, at Jarama, Monza, Silverstone, Le Mans, Brands Hatch and Fuji.

The XJR-9’s Le Mans win was Jaguar’s sixth of seven overall victories at the legendary 24 Hours endurance race in France, adding to its previous wins with C-type and D-type sports cars in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1957. The 1988 winner driven by Andy Wallace, Johnny Dumfries and Jan Lammers forms part of the Jaguar Heritage Trust collection today.

A Jaguar XJR-12 would win both Le Mans and Daytona 24-hours races again in 1990, while Jaguar’s successes also included securing World Sports-Prototype Championship titles in 1987, 1988 and 1991 – making this one of the most successful periods in its motorsport history.