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There's 543bhp and now 700Nm on tap in this big, loud, and aggressive Jaguar F-PACE SVR, for those that like their cars a little unhinged.

08 Dec 2021

Facelift (What's New)
Redesigned front bumper, intakes, and bonnet
20Nm more torque from 5.0-litre supercharged engine
New steering rack and retuned dampers
Increased difference between different driving modes
Redesigned centre console and new 11.4-inch touchscreen

Noting the approach of the electric age, one of my colleagues posed a rather interesting question a few weeks back, "What car should you get as your final homage to the combustion engine?"

Well, if you've got quite a bit of spare cash lying around, and want to celebrate the end of petrol with a bang, this Jaguar F-PACE SVR could be the car to get.

Sharp and aggressive

Facelifted model gets a revised bumper design and a bonnet that now stretches all the way to the grille
Let's forget about blanked-off grilles for a moment and let aerodynamic efficiency be damned. The previous F-PACE SVR was already festooned with intakes and vents, yet Jaguar still has had the wherewithal to enlarge those at the front with this facelift.

These now sit in a newly designed bumper and work with the new slim 'Double J' head lights and an enlarged power bump on the bonnet to give the car a new aggressive scowl, perfect for convincing any electric hatchback to get out of the first lane.

And at the back, there's new taillights, now sporting Jaguar's trademark double chicane graphic. It's a less dramatic change at the rear but certainly still a welcome one because, trust me, on the highway, this is the view most will get of this F-PACE SVR anyway.

Fast and rambunctious

5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine now produces 700Nm of torque
And that's because this SUV is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre unit. Maximum output still stands at 543bhp with this facelift. However, maximum torque has been bumped by 20Nm so peak torque now stands at an electric performance car-rivalling 700Nm.

More impressive still is the fact that the official century sprint time has now been cut by 0.3 seconds, so it now sits at four seconds flat.

It is a fantastic engine this is. Driven gently, it makes light work of the 2,133kg body of the F-PACE, and offers up a pleasing burble. Push it hard and you'll find strong in-gear acceleration and sharp throttle response in the upper ranges.

There's a redesigned centre console alongside a new 11.4-inch touchscreen in the cabin
It's also mated to an active exhaust system that lets you augment the volume coming out from those quad tailpipes. Turn it off and it's more than enough to thoroughly stir the neighbours. Turn it on, however, and you get multiple pops with every liftoff and a mighty bang with each upshift.

And those quad tailpipes serve double duty here, also helping to push out all the CO2 from burning petrol at a rate of 5.6km/L as tested.

Big and comfortable

And that drivetrain isn't the only thing that's loud in this F-PACE SVR. Spec your car with this stunning Mars Red interior and you'll get an interior that matches the rest of the car in character, although Ebony, Tan and Oyster are also available.

The gear selector has also been redesigned, now wrapped in dimpled leather with a debossed SVR logo
New for the facelifted car here is a redesigned centre console alongside Jaguar's latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, now displayed via an 11.4-inch touchscreen. The instrument cluster graphics have also been updated, and there's now a new gear selector.

The changes work great. There's a menu screen that categorises all the options available on the new infotainment screen, making it really easy and intuitive to use, and the new cabin layout is a pleasing thing to dwell over.

The suedecloth and Windsor leather combination seats also do a good job of holding you in place, with plenty of bolstering at the sides.

The Jaguar F-PACE SVR is an outrage homage to all the excess of a soon-to-be-gone era
And don't you worry about those sports seats leaving you with an uncomfortable drive.

With a ride that is now enhanced with retuned dampers and new bushes in the suspension, this F-PACE SVR easily shows up the best what electric cars can offer with their heavy batteries and firm suspension, allowing it to handily play the role of a soft, cushy SUV.

Driven calmly on the highway, there's good suppression of road and wind noise, although you'll never escape from that engine's vocals of course.

In an age where our cars have become more and more environmentally-friendly astute, the F-PACE SVR is a refreshingly bold, loud, and outrageous car that celebrates all the excesses of a soon-to-be-gone era with a bang. Or in this case, a whole series of bangs.
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Car Information

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Price

: $459,999

Engine Type

:

V8 Supercharged

Engine Cap

:

5000cc

Horsepower

:

405kW (543 bhp) / 6500 rpm

Torque

:

700 Nm / 5000 rpm

Transmission

:

8-speed (A) Jaguar Sequential Shift

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

:

4sec

Top Speed

:

286km/h

Fuel consumption

:

8.8km/L

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