You'll need a loaded wallet for Jaguar's supercharged V8 F-Pace SVR: we have SA pricing

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• The new Jaguar F-Pace's supercharged V8 engine now produces 700Nm of torque.

• In addition to cleaner lines, the SUV is also now more aerodynamic.

• The F-Pace SVR is priced from R1.8 million - before options.

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Jaguar South Africa's new F-Pace SVR is now available in the country. Still powered by the manic 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, the performance-orientated SUV is said to have lost none of the appeal that made the first F-Pace SVR such a hit.

While power remains unchanged at 405kW, the torque figure sees an increase of 20Nm to now come in at 700Nm. The end result is an SUV that will clear 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds - 0.3sec faster than before - and top out at 286km/h. The automaker implemented its eight-speed torque converter transmission in the new car to better withstand the engine's power outputs. All-wheel drive remains standard.

395mm (front) and 396mm (rear) two-piece disc brakes provide stopping power and are now supported by a new Integrated Power Booster that shortens brake pedal travel.

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Jaguar F-Pace SVR
2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Exterior and interior design traits

The new F-Pace SVR looks sleeker than before, with cleaner lines found across the bodywork. Jaguar says that in addition to the airflow and aerodynamic updates to improve powertrain and brake cooling, there's a 35% reduction in aerodynamic lift, while drag is cut from 0.37Cd to 0.36Cd.

A Black Pack design package is now available as an option. In place of the Satin Grey of the SV Exterior Pack, a Gloss Black finish is applied to key details such as the grille surround, bonnet louvres, front bumper apertures, sill trims, and rear valance. The new Black Pack complements the optional 22-inch 'Style 5117' forged wheels, which combine a five-spoke design with a Gloss Black finish and Satin Technical Grey inserts.

Inside, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display takes centre stage, with Jaguar saying that materials used "heighten the dynamic character of the cabin and its controls." The seats feature the SVR logo, while slimline semi-aniline leather sports seats are optionally available. The new F-Pace SVR is equipped with all the advanced technologies found in the rest of the F-Pace range, including Jaguar Land Rover's Pivi Pro infotainment system.

The new Jaguar F-Pace SVR is available in South Africa now with a starting price of R1 835 700. All Jaguar vehicles come with a standard five-year or 100 000km Jaguar Care Plan and warranty.

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