Jaguar F-Pace SVR review

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Introduction

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The SVR badge is used to denote Jaguar and Land Rover models that have been honed by the company’s ‘special vehicle operations’ department (a bit like AMG does for Mercedes).

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is the second SUV to have the treatment, after the Range Rover Sport. Like the Sport, the range-topping F-Pace has a mighty 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, delivering all the performance and noise you could wish for.

To mark it out from lesser versions, the SVR has more aggressive-looking front and rear bumpers with larger air intakes, plus extra vents on the bonnet and wings. Jaguar says they help the engine breathe properly as well as cooling the huge brakes that stop this two-tonne SUV.

There’s also a bigger rear spoiler, 21in alloy wheels, quad exhaust tailpipes and exclusive colours to choose from, including Velocity blue and Atacama orange. In short, no one will think you’ve bought a run-of-the-mill 2.0-litre diesel.

Being an SUV, the F-Pace SVR is much more practical than a similarly powerful performance saloon car. However, it’s not the only outrageously quick sports SUV. Rivals include the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Mercedes GLC 63 AMG and Porsche Macan.

Over the next few pages we’ll tell you how the F-Pace SVR stacks up against the competition and how well it fulfils its brief. And, remember, if you decide you want to buy one – or indeed any other new car – head to our New Car Buying section to find out how much you could save on the brochure price.

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