Car OF The Week - Jaguar F-Type SVR | Alexanders Prestige

The Jekyll & Hyde Jaguar

Jaguar’s heritage throughout the years is one filled with memories of iconic 2-seater sports cars such as the XK 120 and the legendary E-Type. Cars that are achingly beautiful to look at and couldn’t be more at home than on a summer drive through the British countryside on your way to a favourite picnic spot. When a company has a history of creating such stunning sports car models, producing a new version is always going to be a tricky thing to get right. Thankfully Jaguar didn’t try to create a new version of their iconic models form the past, but merely take styling inspiration and add the odd design cue as a nod to the original.

The F-Type is exactly the type of car synonymous with the Jaguar sports car history; a stunning car to look at with a purposeful stance and elegant curves, a luxurious interior cabin with great attention to detail and enough room for 2 people and their luggage. It’s clear to see some of that heritage in the design cues of the car, the long shapely bonnet, the side profile with arched back window line and the shape of the rear lights are a modern take on the E-Type’s famous design.

Jaguar sports cars of old, as with a number of classic cars, may not have had the performance or reliability to match those iconic looks. This time around though, they haven’t just made a beautiful car, they’ve made one that more than makes up for it with the performance and isn’t afraid to shout about it either.

The Jaguar F-Type SVR uses Jaguar Land Rover’s famous 5.0 litre supercharged V8 with 575bhp powering all four wheels, meaning it can propel the car from 0-62 mph in a supercar time of just 3.5 seconds. The F-Type, as with many sports cars these days, has a deployable spoiler, however, opt for the fixed carbon fibre rear wing and this prowling cat can also reach 200mph as opposed to ‘just’ 186 mph without it. Engineering details such as outbound mounted lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system reduce weight by 16kg alone and create crackles and pops that sound like gunfire as you lift off the throttle.

Loud and brash it can be, raucous and tyre shredding it almost certainly does in abundance, yet the SVR is also mature and reserved when you want it to be. The greatest achievement about the car is that it can do luxurious and refined on a long-distance cruise yet has an angry aggressive side that can rival a lot of supercars. A Porsche 911 Turbo or Audi R8 may be a true essence of a ‘supercar’ that can be used every day, but for the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde daily drive, an F-Type SVR is definitely worth considering.

Our 2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR is finished in Corris Grey metallic with full Jet Black SVR lozenge quilted leather interior Cirrus contrast stitching. The car comes with many features such as a fixed carbon fibre rear spoiler, climate pack with heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel and dual zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, carbon centre console with SVR branding and much more.

See more details of our 2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR here:

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