THUNDERING PERFORMANCE AND LUXURY: NEW JAGUAR F-PACE SVR DEBUTS

1 December 2020

The pinnacle of the Jaguar performance SUV range, the new F-PACE SVR is faster than ever and features motorsport-inspired exterior design, a luxurious interior and the latest connected technologies

  • Pinnacle of performance: F-PACE SVR features a 550-hp, 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine with a revised torque curve that raises peak output to 516 lb-ft and powers F-PACE SVR to a higher 178 mph top speed4
  • Quick off the mark: Heightened torque output and new Dynamic Launch function cut 0-60mph time to 3.8 seconds4
  • Uprated braking: Improved cooling and pads deliver enhanced brake performance, while new Integrated Power Booster and retuned pedal feel provide added driver confidence
  • Race-inspired exterior: New front bodywork influenced by significant SV motorsport experience reduces lift by 35 percent, lowers drag and amplifies the assertive stance of F-PACE
  • Luxurious interior: All-new interior features selection of exclusive, performance-focused materials for a luxurious and sporting cabin environment
  • Connected and up-to-date: Pivi Pro dual-sim infotainment technology is accessed through an all-new 11.4-inch HD curved glass touchscreen and enables software-over-the-air capability1
  • Class-leading, 5-year / 60,000-mile Jaguar EliteCare warranty continues to set the luxury industry standard5

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – December 2, 2020 The new Jaguar F-PACE SVR is now faster, more dynamic and more refined than ever. Thanks to the latest enhancements by the Jaguar SV team, the pinnacle of the F-PACE SUV range is elevated to another level. Motorsport-inspired design details, a luxurious and performance-focused interior and the latest connected convenience technologies are among the updates delivered by a combination of new hardware and the move to advanced Electronic Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0).

“The original F-PACE SVR was incredibly characterful, well received by customers and has gone on to become the highest-selling Jaguar SV product ever,” said Michael van der Sande, Managing Director, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations. “The new version builds on this success, by making numerous detailed improvements that combine to raise the bar in the high-performance SUV segment.”

A powerful enhancement

For 2021, the F-PACE SVR is available exclusively with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, which produces 550 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque – an increase of 14 lb-ft. This uplift in torque delivers enhanced performance, allowing F-PACE SVR to accelerate to 60mph in 3.8 seconds, or 0.3 second faster than the outgoing model. Top speed increases by 2 mph to 178 mph.4 The powertrain now features the same torque converter used in the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sedan, to withstand the higher loads produced.

The transmission and dynamics systems have also benefitted from incremental tweaks. Dynamic mode now features unique tuning, delivering a focused and honed driving experience. Dynamic Launch, new for 2021, uses driveline inertia to maintain power to the wheels during gear changes, contributing to sharper acceleration from a standstill. At the same time, F-PACE SVR is now more comfortable and enjoyable to drive, without compromising its high-speed dynamics, further underlining its duality of purpose.

The steering system is enhanced with a new electronic power-assistance system delivering greater immediacy, providing a heightened connection between the vehicle and driver. Modified tuning of the adaptive damping provides a more refined ride at low speeds, which is further improved by revised chassis bushings. 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. This tuning is specific to F-PACE SVR, while the brake system uses a new electric booster system. The improved cooling and aerodynamics of the vehicle also improve the performance of the brakes.2

The 5.0-liter supercharged V8 is paired with an ultra-responsive 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers rapid gearshifts for effortless performance, while adapting the way power is delivered to suit the driving situations.

“The move to Jaguar’s new Electrical Vehicle Architecture gave us the opportunity to revisit the calibration of every single component, so we took the chance to fine-tune the driving experience to make it feel even more focused and even more refined,” said Paul Barritt, F-PACE SVR Chief Programme Engineer, Jaguar SV.

All-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics is fitted as standard. Adaptive Dynamics suspension technology ensures a precise, dynamic setup 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.2

Function inspires form

The design of the new F-PACE SVR is inspired by motorsport experience, with enhanced 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 and a reduction in drag  to 0.36 Cd. As well as the performance enhancements, these elements also provide a more purposeful aesthetic.

The interior of the new F-PACE SVR is comprehensively redesigned, with materials enhanced to heighten the dynamic character of the revised cabin and its controls. Seat and door inserts are finished in Alcantara, with elements such as the central cubby and leather midroll are wrapped in luxurious Windsor leather. The 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display is wrapped in Alcantara with ebony stitching, while aluminum patterned finishers feature as standard with open-pore carbon fiber 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 adds a flourish.

The Drive Selector has a more performance-focused feel, finished in dimpled leather with heritage logo-inspired detailing and debossed SVR logo. The new SVR split-rim steering wheel is finished with tactile zinc-alloy shift paddles, providing heightened driver engagement when making manual gear changes.

Stylish and up-to-date

As the flagship of the F-PACE range, F-PACE SVR features all of the advanced technologies found in the latest F-PACE, ensuring it is connected and up-to-date for enhanced driver convenience: These include intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment, Software-Over-Air capability, Active Road Noise Cancellation, wireless device charging, the latest advanced driver assistance systems, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.1,2,3

Pricing for F-PACE SVR is subject to future announcement. Every new Jaguar vehicle, including F-PACE, comes with Jaguar EliteCare, a best-in-class ownership package.5 Jaguar EliteCare coverage offers:

  • 5-year / 60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 5-year / 60,000-mile complimentary scheduled maintenance
  • 5-year / 60,000-mile 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 5-year / unlimited-mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™ connected services.

Further information

  1. Do not use Jaguar InControl® or Pivi Pro features under conditions that will affect your safety or safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Jaguar InControl has a number of purchasing options that are available. As we systematically roll out the Jaguar InControl suite of products, specific features, options and its availability remain market dependent. Certain Pivi Pro features use an embedded SIM card, may require a data plan with separate terms and conditions, and an additional subscription after an initial term. Mobile connectivity cannot be guaranteed in all locations. The Jaguar InControl Apps™ and Jaguar Remote™ smartphone apps will work with Android™ devices from version 4.1 and Apple® devices from iOS V7.0 and must be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Please see your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.

 

  1. These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc.  Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving.  Please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.

 

  1. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto user interfaces are products of Apple or Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. The interfaces require compatible iPhone or Android smartphone and message and data usage rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.

 

  1. Always follow local speed limits.

 

  1. Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.

 

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About Jaguar

Jaguar is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans, sports cars and SUVs offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company's vision throughout its storied 80 year history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast cars that are desired around the world. Jaguar strives to provide a world class ownership experience to every owner. Today's Jaguar lineup consists of the Jaguar XE and XF sports sedans, the XJ full-size luxury sedan, the two-seat F-TYPE sports car and a line of performance SUVs, the E-PACE, F-PACE and first-ever Jaguar electric vehicle, the I-PACE. Jaguar designs and engineers exclusively in the United Kingdom. Jaguar is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information, visit the official Jaguar website at www.jaguarusa.com.

 

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports sedan and sports car marques.

 

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2018 Jaguar Land Rover sold 592,708 vehicles in 128 countries.

 

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities and an engine manufacturing center in the UK. We also have plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia.

 

From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and gasoline engines.