Jaguar’s most expensive car – the F-Type SVR has officially entered the Indian market. The coupe version of the car is priced at Rs. 2.45 crore while the convertible version carries a price tag of Rs. 2.63 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The SVR stands for Special Vehicle Operation division of Jaguar. The badge is given to the cars that are tuned by the performance division of the company. Both the variants of the F-Type SVR are powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that throws out a magnanimous 575 Bhp at 6,5000 rpm and 700 Nm at 3,500 rpm. It is an increase of 25 Bhp and 20 Nm over the F-Type R.
The SVR version of the F-Type gets enlarged air intakes, new charge air coolers, and a new Inconel titanium exhaust system that reduces the back pressure and also reduces about 16 kg from the car. Jaguar has also worked on the aerodynamics of the vehicle by redesigning the front bumper, splitter, underbody, rear venturi tunnels and adding an active carbon-fiber rear spoiler. With the use of carbon fibre body panels and carbon ceramic matrix brakes, the SVR loses about 50 kg of weight from the regular F-Type.
The F-Type SVR gets an all-wheel-drive system and the power is transferred through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both the variants can do 0-100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds but the Coupe variant can reach a top-speed of 322 km/h while the convertible can only do 314 km/h.
According to ACI, Jaguar has started taking the bookings for the F-Type in India already and the deliveries can take up to 5-6 months depending on the level of customisation chosen by the customer.
The F-Type SVR Coupe takes on cars like Porsche 911 Turbo S, Mercedes-AMG GT R and Nissan GT-R. The convertible variant competes with the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet in India.