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Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe and Convertible Show the True Power of the V8 in Geneva

The Jaguar equivalent of a BMW M3 GTS or a Porsche 911 GT3 is finally here. After testing at the Nurburgring for over one year, the F-Type SVR is ready in both coupe and convertible form. We caught an early glimpse of both cars at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, where these bad boys sat alongside the F-Pace and XF.
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Just like the BMW and the Porsche models mentioned above, the SVR twins are less classy, appealing only to the hardcore fans of the brand. The original F-Type was all about long flowing lines and curves you wanted to stroke. But if you do that to the SVR, you may get cut on its sharp edges.

Just like its Range Rover Sport brother, the F-Type SVR is defined by large air intakes on either side of the grille. All the trim is painted in black, which is now the golden standard of high-performance machinery. The transformation also includes vents in the aluminum hood and inserts for the front fenders, right under the Jaguar logos.

From the back, the not-so-subtle fixed wing and rear diffuser are impossible to miss. Just like the roof, they are made from carbon fiber for extra visual appeal.

But you won't be able to hear the critics saying that your Jaguar looks too vulgar because the F-Type SVT comes standard with a titanium exhaust system. Ceramic brakes and lightweight forged wheels are also part of the transformation. Despite the extremes Jaguar went to with their GT3 rival, they only managed to shave 90 lbs (43 kg). That's because the designers resisted the urge to strip the interior of all the air conditioning, infotainment system or other comfort features.

The AWD system has also been kept and is needed to keep the 575 PS (567bhp) supercharged V8 in check. It's only 25 ponies more than the standard R, but every little bit matters when you want to have 0.4 seconds off the 0 to 100 km/h sprint and offer a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). However, that's only for the coupe, as the convertible is less slippery and admits defeat at 194 mph (312 km/h).

The Nissan GT-R Nismo rival will start from £110,000 for the Coupe and £115,485 for the Convertible - that's a price hike of nearly £20,000 over the F-Type V8 R AWD.

 
 
 
 
 

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