Tuesday December 10, 2019

Mixed messages from Jaguar’s new sports car

The Jaguar SVO division’s second production model, the F-Type SVR, delivers on speed and engagement, writes Kyle Fortune

17th July, 2016
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Jaguars new F-Type SVR is supercar-quick

‘So, let me get this right; the R stands for Racing?” I ask. “Yes” comes the response, yet the F-Type SVR uses four-wheel drive where rear-wheel drive might be expected, with – and I’m paraphrasing a Jaguar engineer here – suspension tuned for greater comfort. Refinement and quietness usually comes with comfort, yet the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine is at its highest level of tune and has an exhaust that’s noisier than a firework display...

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