2021 Jaguar F Pace SVR gets a makeover and performance boost

    Published On Dec 08, 2020 07:30:00 AM

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    New F-Pace SVR gets more performance, improved dynamics, and revised styling as part of Jag’s mid-life overhaul for its model range.

    The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR has received a makeover and performance boost as part of Jaguar’s mid-life overhaul of its model range. The rapid SUV also promises improved dynamics and revised styling as part of the package.

    • 2021 F-Pace SVR produces 550hp and 700Nm from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8
    • Gets a stronger gearbox torque converter from the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 saloon
    • Comes fitted with Jaguar’s “Intelligent Driveline Dynamics” AWD system as standard

    Jaguar F Pace SVR powertrain

    TheJaguar F-Pace SVR is still powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8, putting out the same 550hp, but a revised torque curve that raises peak output up by 20Nm, to 700Nm. It now also gets the stronger gearbox torque converter from Jaguar’sXE SV Project 8 saloon.

    As a result, the F-Pace SVR now completes the 0-100 kph sprint 0.3s quickerthan the outgoing model, at 4.0s, with a 5.1 kph increase in top speed, to 286 kph.

    Jaguar has focused heavily on software fine-tuning, enabled bythe updated F-Pace’s new-generation “EVA 2.0” electronic architecture. Dynamic mode has been further tweaked for a sharper throttle response, better steering weighting and enhanced exhaust mapping, while a new Dynamic Launch function is partly responsible for the acceleration boost.

    Jaguar F Pace SVR handling and drive modes

    Further under-the-skin revisions include a new steering rack for “greater immediacy” and improved road feel, and a new electric brake booster for shorter pedal travel and better feel.

    Revised suspension components are said to provide more “duality of purpose”, with a more focused set-up in Dynamic mode and greater comfort in softer modes. It retains the ability to automatically adapt damper stiffness through constant measurements of different parameters while on the move.

    New drive-modes include “Eco” and “Rain-Ice-Snow”. A new “Auto Vehicle Hold” function is said to be smoother than conventional hill-hold tech. The F-Pace SVR comes fitted with Jaguar’s “Intelligent Driveline Dynamics” all-wheel-drive system as standard.

    Jaguar F Pace SVR design

    Enlarged intakes at the front feature alongside X-shaped blade-like elements in the bumper and a longer bonnet with a wider power bulge. Revisions common to other facelifted F-Paces include new LED headlights (with optional pixel LED tech) and slimline rear lights. A new gloss black / satin grey 22-inch wheel option completes the look.

    Externally, revisions aim to provide a “more purposeful aesthetic” alongside better aero, with a claimed 35% reduction in lift and a slightly better drag coefficient.

    Jaguar F Pace SVR Interior and features

    A comprehensive overhaul of the cabin brings new, more upmarket materials and trim details, unique finishes and a new knurled rotary drive mode dial. The infotainment system moves to the firm’s new dual-sim Pivi Pro system with a curved 11.4-inch HD touchscreen, while the new 12.3-inch digital instruments cluster features specific SVR graphics.

    The F-Pace SVR also features over-the-air software updates, active road noise cancellation, ADAS, and optional wireless charging

    Jaguar F Pace SVR India

    While there is no news on whether the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR will find its way to India, but if it does, it’ll rival the recently launched BMW X3 M, and the now locally-assembled Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

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