Jaguar Spotted Testing Hardcore F-Type SVR
Jaguar keeps churning out more and more potent versions of the F-Type. And if these latest spy shots are anything to go by, it’s got an even more powerful version in the works.
Spotted undergoing testing near the Nürburgring is what appears to be a more hardcore variant of Coventry’s shapely sports car. Beneath the usual swirly camouflage we can make out a reshaped front end with a deeper splitter and bigger air vents, along with a giant rear wing affixed to the tail atop an enlarged diffuser and quad exhaust tips. The wheels look like they’re mounted to a lowered suspension and pack bigger carbon-ceramic brakes as well.
Following the Range Rover Sport SVR, Jaguar is likely to label the new F-Type performance flagship as an SVR as well. Jaguar spokesman Richard Agnew confirmed to Autoblog that the R-S badge that previously adorned the most potent Jags is being phased out. That leaves the SVR badge as the most likely to appear on the back of this beast once it reaches production, although that much has yet to be confirmed: “As we stated when Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations was formed,” says Agnew, “it is our intention to create a high-performance Jaguar SVR and we are currently evaluating what product to launch first.”
Nameplates aside, we’re more interested in what this amped-up F-Type is packing underneath. We’ll likely be looking at an even further enhanced version of the company’s signature 5.0-liter supercharged V8 pumping out a good 600 horsepower, which would eclipse both the 550 hp in the F-Type R and the 575 in the Project 7 speedster – potentially driving all four wheels. We’ll just have to sit tight to find out, but in the meantime you can scope out the spy shots in the gallery above for a closer look at what Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division has got in the cooker.