Jaguar’s Special Vehicles Operations has revealed its updated F-Pace SVR, which adopts the recent styling and tech changes debuted on the standard model earlier this year. Its core mechanical components remain mostly unchanged though, meaning the SVR remains a welcome contrast to its predominantly turbocharged V6 rivals at its sub-£80k performance SUV price point.
The powertrain is the familiar 5-litre supercharged V8, still producing 542bhp and 516lb ft, but engineers have worked on its engine mapping, broadening the torque curve farther across the rev band. The eight-speed automatic transmission has been given a more thorough update, with a new torque converter borrowed from the XE Project 8, which should result in snappier, more aggressive shifts.
SVO’s engineers have also been working on the steering, damper and rear differential calibrations, with a sustained effort to further differentiate the SVR’s Dynamic mode, providing more of an edge to its