Hot Jaguar F-Pace SVR updated for 2020

The range-topping Jaguar F-Pace SVR gets a host of upgrades, including chassis tweaks and a torque boost

Hot on the heels of the revised F-Pace, Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division has updated the range-topping SVR version. The Porsche Macan Turbo rival is available now, priced from £77,595.

The changes are subtle but extensive and cover a range of areas, including the SVR’s styling, aerodynamic efficiency, engine, drivetrain, chassis and in-car tech.

From the outside, the new F-Pace SVR can be identified by a new front bumper with larger, more squared-off air intakes than before. The front splitter is also wider and flatter, and Jaguar says these changes contribute to a 35 per cent reduction in aerodynamic lift.

Beneath the SVR’s vented bonnet sits a revised version of the existing car’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. While its power remains the same, at 542bhp, a few tweaks to the software have liberated an extra 20Nm of torque for a new 700Nm peak. The updated SVR’s eight-speed automatic has been lifted from the Project 8 super-saloon.

The 0-62mph sprint takes 4.0 seconds, while the top speed is now 178mph – 0.3 seconds and 2mph quicker than the old car.

A series of tweaks to the mechanical and electrical sides of the SVR’s chassis aim to improve the driving experience. Retuned adaptive dampers and new suspension bushes are said to deliver a smoother low-speed ride, while there’s more difference between the damping and steering response in Comfort and Dynamic modes; in other words, Comfort is more relaxing, while Dynamic is firmer than before.

Inside, this SVR edition benefits from the same updates as the standard F-Pace, including a redesigned dashboard and new heating controls. The cabin is trimmed in a mix of leather and Alcantara, both of which are found on the SVR’s figure-hugging front sports seats. Trim inserts are aluminium as standard, with carbon-fibre trim optional.

Jaguar’s latest 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system has also been fitted. This is bigger and brighter than before, has simplified menus, and gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

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