A prototype believed to be the upcoming Jaguar F-Pace R or SVR has been spotted again during development testing this week, giving us a teaser of what to expect from the performance SUV.
Distinguishing this F-Pace from the current line-up, apart from the obvious swirly black-and-white camouflage, are the large air intakes up front (covered by a thin mesh), the large alloy wheel and brake package, along with the concealed quad-tailpipe outlets at the rear.
While it’s been speculated that the production version of this vehicle will be named the SVR, it’s also possible the first performance version of the F-Pace will be called the R – in line with Jaguar’s regular naming conventions.
Going by the F-Type sports car, an SVR would appear later on as a more hardcore version, though it’s unknown whether Jaguar would release an even hotter version of its hottest SUV considering there is no other SVR model in its range.
Under the bonnet of the F-Pace R will likely be the same supercharged 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine that does service in the F-Type and Range Rover Sport SVR, which develops 404kW of power and 680Nm of torque.
With the same engine the heavier Range Rover Sport can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.7 seconds, so expect the V8-powered F-Pace to hit triple figures in the low 4.0-second bracket.
It’s also possible the more powerful 423kW/700Nm version of the supercharged V8 from the F-Type SVR could feature depending on whether Jaguar plans to release the new model as an R or as an all-out SVR.
Other details of the performance F-Pace are few and far between, so stay tuned to CarAdvice for more updates in the coming months.
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