Earlier this year, Jaguar showed off the significantly refreshed 2021 F-Pace. Now, we know what will be coming to its highest-performance variant, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR.
“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.”
The F-Pace continues to offer two rows of seating.Photo courtesy of Jaguar
The F-Pace SVR keeps most of the interior and exterior changes from the traditional F-Pace design. The sporty mode has a front end influenced by SV motorsport experience. It reduces lift by 35 percent, lowers drag, and adds to the SUV’s aggressive stance.
Jaguar has kept the F-Pace SVR’s 550-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine but revised its torque curve so that it has a new high of 516 pound-feet of torque and a higher track speed – 178 mph. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The SUV’s new Dynamic Launch function cuts the car’s zero to 60 mph time to just 3.8 seconds.The Dynamic drive mode features unique tuning for a more engaging drive experience.
Stopping power comes from an improved cooling and brake pads. The SUV’s new integrated power booster and retuned pedal feel work together to give drivers more confidence.
Jaguar has given the model a new electronic power-assistance steering system to deliver a better connection between the vehicle and driver. All-wheel drive is standard.
The rear of the F-Pace features similar design hallmarks to a traditional F-Pace.Photo courtesy of Jaguar
“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.
With the model’s refresh is a redesigned cabin. Upscale materials and fresh, premium design highlight the interior. Seat and door inserts are finished in Alcantara, with elements such as the central cubby and leather midroll are wrapped in 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.
Buyers can opt for semi-aniline leather sports seats with heritage logo-inspired diamond embroidery across the front shoulder section. An embossed SVR logo on the headrests adds a flourish.
The interior of the F-Pace SVR Is completely different than the last-generation’s. Photo courtesy of Jaguar
The Drive Selector has a more performance-focused feel. It’s 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.
The model comes stand with Jaguar Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment system which includes over-the-air update capability. The model also features active noise cancellation, wireless device charging, advanced driver assistance systems, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The car comes with an embossed shifter featuring the SVR logo.Photo courtesy of Jaguar
Pricing for F-PACE SVR will be announced at a later date. The 2020 model started at $80,600.