The Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe has been spotted by our spy photographers in the town of Nurburg, Germany.
Rumour has it that this new high performance variant of the F-Type will feature a supercharged engine with around 450kW of power.
The fastest member of the current F-Type family, the R, is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with 404kW of power and 680Nm of torque. In coupe guise, the F-Type R is good for a top speed of 300km/h, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds – or 4.1 seconds in the all-wheel drive model.
Earlier this year, our photographers snagged photos of an early prototype of the F-Type SVR convertible. That car did not have the aero and styling package of the vehicle seen here.
Up front, the coupe features a new front fascia with enlarged air intakes and a prominent splitter jutting out. At the back, there’s a new rear apron with space for a quad-tipped exhaust system and a diffuser-style element. On the boot lid, there’s an unmissable new rear spoiler.
The SVR, naturally, runs on low-profile tyres and large alloy wheels. Stopping power is currently provided cross-drilled brakes with eye-catching bright orange Jaguar-branded callipers.
The new high performance F-Type is a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, which came into being in mid-2014 and is tasked with churning out vehicles to compete with BMW’s M division and Mercedes-AMG.
The latter is essentially an F-Type convertible with a shortened windscreen, a rear racing hump, a temporary manual roof, and a 423kW/680Nm version of the company’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8. Just 250 examples of the Project 7 will be produced.
SVO is also in charge of Jaguar Land Rover’s collection of heritage vehicles, creating replicas of vintage cars, and conjuring up bespoke vehicles for special clients.