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Jaguar F-Type SVR Latest Spy Shots

As we have mentioned before, Jaguar Land Rover is in the process of renaming its “R” and “R-S” high-performance models to a new name “SVR”, just like the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR.


It is expected the next model which receives the “SVR” treatment will be the Jaguar F-Type. Today some spy shots of the rumored F-Type SVR emerged on the internet. Please see the below gallery.

The F-Type SVR is an enhanced version based on the current F-Type R, which has a supercharged 5.0L V8 with 550hp and all-wheel-drive. The SVR version may has final output as high as reaching the 600hp mark (has not been confirmed by JLR at this moment)...

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Jaguar Is Considering F-Pace EV, Direct Compete with Tesla Model X

When talking about electric vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is definitely not a newbie in the market.


In fact, JLR has mastered the latest electric powertrain technologies 5 years ago: back in the 2010 Paris motor show, Jaguar has debuted the C-X75 plug-in concept, which uses 4 electric motors to drive the 4 wheels respectively. The power comes from a battery pack. One very distinct feature of the C-X75 is: the battery pack is charged by two gas turbine engine (something similar to the turboprop engine on airplanes).


Above Image: the Jaguar C-X75 Concept

With Tesla’s success in the past few years, plus the recent news that Porsche is going to produce an EV sports car,...

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Short Analysis: What Are Jaguar’s Advantages

Compared to other major luxury brands in the US market (Mercedes/BMW/Audi/Lexus/Infiniti/Acura etc), Jaguar is somewhat “small”.


Below is 2014 sales figure for the above brands:

Jaguar: 15,773 units
Mercedes: 356,136 units
BMW: 339,738 units
Audi: 182,011 units
Lexus: 311,389 units
Infiniti: 117,330 units
Acura: 167,843 units

So you can see Jaguar’s sales is just a tiny portion of its competitors. However, this does not mean Jaguar cars are low quality, or technologically outdated. In fact it has two very prominent advantages in the automobile industry:


(Above: Jaguar XE’s aluminum body-in-white)

1. Aluminum car body structure across the full product line...

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Jaguar Land Rover High Performance Models SVR Designation

Jaguar Land Rover To Get SVR Badge

Most auto makers only have one naming convention for its high performance models, for example BMW M, Mercedes-Benz AMG, Lexus F etc.

But this is not the case for Jaguar Land Rover currently. For example the Range Rover Sport has SVR variants:


the XF has the R-S mode (XFR-S):


and the most powerful F-Type is called “F-Type R”


This sounds like a chaos. But JLR is going to address this by using the SVR badge across the whole brand uniquely. This is confirmed by John Edwards, head of the JLR Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Therefore in the future there will be no XFR-S or F-Type R, instead of the XF SVR and the F-Type SVR.

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Jaguar Will Reveal 2015 F-Type R AWD Coupe: LA Auto Show

The Joy of All-Wheel-Drive

When your car’s engine output reaches a certain level, you really need it to be in all-wheel-drive. This is because if the large output is only applied to two wheels and may lose traction because the tires cannot handle the large output. Once that happens, it doesn’t really matter how many hp your powertrain is producing – your car won’t go faster. Therefore, it is wise to divide the output to all four wheels, which lowers the possibility of losing traction, and also guarantees the car still gets enough power to the ground in case any tires start to loose traction.


Supercharged 5.0 V8 Leaves Others In the Dust

The current Jaguar F-Type R coup...

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