By Veeno Dewan
The mid-sized Jaguar F- Pace SUV with its thrusting, honed good looks, low- stance, and large wheels looks suitably expensive and exotic. Comprised largely of aluminum, helping to keep it lighter and more performance responsive, the F-Pace is already a sports car –derived SUV. And now Jaguar have made it even better with a 2019 SVR model, a high performance version of the F-Pace with Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations massaging a big 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with a stonking 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. Jaguar refers to the F-Pace SVR as the “magnificent beast,” and it’s easy to see why. With its excellent blend of muscle, agility and style, not to mention its useful utility, the F-Pace SVR is mean, aggressive looking, and an incredible performance all-rounder.
Jaguar says the SVR will do the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds with a top speed of 176 mph (283 km/h). All-wheel drive is standard, and The ZF-sourced, eight-speed automatic transmission has revised shift mapping, and routes power to all four wheels. The SVR F- Pace is distinguished by, massive air intakes, and vents in the hood and front fenders. The rear fascia has a new bumper with big quad exhaust pipes, and a unique rear spoiler. In addition to its larger 21 inch wheels, the F-Pace SVR gets special front fenders, rocker panels and a new rear spoiler. The spoiler out back isn’t only for show, either, and helps reduce aerodynamic lift.
Inside, the cabin is gorgeous with beautiful soft leathers draping the dash, center console and door panels, and nicely bolstered front sport seats that feature very attractive lozenge quilted inserts and embossed SVR logos in the headrests. It also possesses a roomy cabin front and rear, with decent enough room for all passengers. With the rear seats up, there’s 33.5 cubic feet. With the 40/20/40-split seats folded flat.
The tight sports-car-like handling helps the Jaguar feel firm and planted, even on tight twisty curves. Unlike some other larger SUV’s there is very little body roll on the F-pace SVR and handling is exceptional for an SUV, almost sports-car like.
Sporty, refined, fast and with an unmatched pedigree, this is one Jaguar everyone should aspire to.
2019 Jaguar SVR F-Pace Suggested Retail Price $89,900.
Options as supplied $13,150.Destination $1,700.
Total Price $104,750.00