Jaguar F-Type SVR Leaks with 575 HP, Convertible Also Mentioned

 In a world where hot hatchbacks have almost reached the 400 hp milestone, we can't hold anything against Jaguar for packing 567 hp (575 PS) into the F-Type.
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Yes, we know our figures. This is not a mistake that has to do with the Jaguar F-Type R. Instead, we are talking about the just-around-the-corner F-Type SVR.

The supercar has leaked onto the web thanks to Dutch website Autovisie and we are given a digital version of the fast cat's brochure. Didn't the German Jaguar dealer who posted the brochure know what it was doing? Frankly, we don't give a damn. That's what happens when we hear about an F-Type with almost 600 ponies.

While the juicy info and images we have here may not be official, SVR engineers massaging the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 further in order to extract 567 hp makes all the sense in the world. Except it doesn't.

On the one hand, you can't help but congratulate Jaguar for its decision, given the fact that we live in a world where hot freaking hatchbacks are nearing the 400 hp border.

On the other hand, anybody who has driven the V8-hearted F-Type, in any of its incarnations, knows the Jag is not exactly screaming for some extra grunt.

Don't worry about the rear tires, though. You won't have to change them, or the car altogether, too soon. That's because the F-Type SVR will pack all-wheel-drive. Yes, we know, the comparison to the Porsche 911 Turbo S is obvious, just as it is pointless.

While the vee eight gains 25 horses, torque jumps from 502 to 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). The British engineers seem to have made the most out of the output boost, since the SVR bests the AWD F-Type R's 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) time by 0.4 seconds, promising to complete the sprint in 3.7 seconds.

While the SVR won't get a manual (Jaguar's stick shift propaganda remains confined to the V6), you shouldn't be to upset about the SVR implementation of the ZF eight-speed automatic. No, really, you shouldn't.

We've always enjoyed nicely rounded performance numbers, so we applaud this F-Type's 200 mph (322 km/h) maximum velocity.

Perhaps we should also mention the SVR badge shaves off over 90 lbs (43 kg). The list of lighter bits and pieces includes ceramic stoppers, forged wheels and a titanium exhaust.

The aerodynamic tweaks are obviously on the menu, but there's one piece of info that deserves even more attention. A convertible version with a top speed of 194 mph (312 km/h) is also included.
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