JAGUAR customers that find the supercharged V6 version of the F-Pace a bit too … subtle … for their liking will be pleased to hear an SVR version has been spied cold-weather testing.
The F-Pace SVR is likely to be fitted with the company’s raucous 5.0-litre supercharged V8, which is found in a number of Jaguar and Land Rover performance models.
A bellowing eight-cylinder soundtrack accompanied an F-Pace which was spotted testing on the Nurburgring late last year.
The power figures of the V8 which will be wedged under the F-Pace’s bonnet are yet to be known, but are currently available in a number of different tunes.
The Range Rover Autobiography packs a 375kW/625Nm punch with the engine, while the disorderly F-Type SVR uses the same package to produce 423kW and 700Nm.
The Jaguar XJR and F-Type R sit in the middle ground, with 404kW and 680Nm coming from their supercharged bent eights.
It’s likely the F-Pace will deliver its power to all four wheels via an eight-speed paddle-shifted automatic.
The F-Pace SVR’s chief rival is likely to be the 294kW/550Nm Porsche Macan Turbo, which is available for $130,000.
The F-Pace 35t, powered by a supercharged V6, is the current flagship of the range, sprinting to 100km/h in 5.5 seconds.
For reference, the Macan Turbo does 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds.
The Audi SQ5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 are also going to be fierce competitors to the big-pawed Jag.
A total of 276 of Jag’s midsize SUVs have been sold in the first two months of this year, along with an extra 829 from 2016.
With Australia’s love for all things luxury, SUV, supercharged, and V8, it would be little surprise if the F-Pace SVR was a solid seller Down Under.