Jaguar’s fastest E-Type on the way to SA

2016-02-23 06:00
The new F-Type SVR, the first SVR-baged Jaguar will arrive here in August.PHOTO: sourced

The new F-Type SVR, the first SVR-baged Jaguar will arrive here in August.PHOTO: sourced

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE new F-Type SVR, the first SVR-baged Jaguar, is set to arrive in South Africa later in August.

What makes it special, least compared to the R? Jaguar claims its fastest F-Type can rocket to 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 322km/h.

The all-wheel drive F-Type SVR Coupe is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 capable of 423kW/700Nm. Its eight-speed transmission gains a new calibration.

The F-Type SVR goes on sale locally in August 2016 with indicative pricing set at R2 134 100. Local customers can order their new F-Type SVR ahead of the 2016 Geneva auto show.

Building on the F-Type R, the SVR features an enhanced aerodynamics package comprising of front bumper and splitter, flat underfloor, carbon-fibred active rear wing that reduces lift and drag.

It has an improved chassis featuring new dampers and anti-roll bars as wells wider tyres with lightweight 20” forged alloys.

According to Jaguar: “By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-Type from day one, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production road car.”

Inside it has unique SVR-badged seats with Lozenge Quilt pattern, suede cloth-covered instrument binnacle and centre console, SVR steering wheel and aluminium paddle shifts.

Jaguar F-Type range in SA:

Coupé

F-Type (250kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)

F-Type S (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)

F-Type British Design Edition (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)

F-Type R (405kW 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD and AWD)

F-Type SVR (423kW 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift AWD)

Convertible:

F-Type (250kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)

F-Type S (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)

F-Type British Design Edition (280kW 3.0-litre V6, Quickshift RWD)

F-Type R (405kW 5.0-litre V8, Quickshift RWD). - Wheels24.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.