New Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review; Maximum V8 Performance
Test drive of the 550-horsepower Jaguar SUV. For the F-Pace SVR very high performance and the usual style. The sportiest model of the Jaguar-branded SUV is not just a fast car. The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is an SVO certified SUV, which means a guarantee of performance, maximum performance and more. The 5-liter V-cylinder 8-cylinder engine is supercharged by a volumetric compressor that contains the exuberance of 550 hp, 660 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in 4 “3/10 and reaches a top speed of 283 km/h.
Jaguar F-Pace SVR Performance
Once at the wheel it is easy to discover and appreciate all the exuberance of the engine since you just have to touch the accelerator to find yourself struggling with an impressive thrust. On normal roads, in fact, it is better to put the automatic gearbox in Drive and keep the classic “throttle”, enjoying all the driving flexibility (even in the eighth report) that only a multi-fractioned and, moreover, supercharged engine succeeds to guarantee.
But when the gates of a circuit are thrown open, then the time comes to push the Jaguar F-Pace SVR to the maximum, instinctively selecting the sportiest operating programs and using the Quickshift gearbox in manual. And finally here is a central lever that must be pulled to increase the ratio, and push to climb. However, if you want to be really fussy, the scaling of the Quickshift transmission (it’s the name of the ubiquitous ZF8 automatic transmission) could be even faster. While in marching the immediacy and also a certain “blow” in the grafts, fully satisfies.
To make an SUV of the size and mass of the Jaguar F-Pace SVR perform performance-oriented adjustments are necessary. In creating this car, the SVO Division (Special Vehicles Operations) has completely revised the chassis, starting from a base of absolute excellence. The new shock absorber springs groups were adopted, with stiffness increased by 30% in the front and 10% in the back, and cash flows are reduced to a minimum. All this is evident in the breakaway to the limit, in the strong accelerations where all the 550 HP are “summoned”. And of course, when you are looking for the maximum lateral acceleration (1g) in a stabilized attitude in the curves.
All Wheel Drive
The all-wheel-drive helps the dynamic behavior, thanks to the fact that in normal grip conditions the whole pair is sent to the rear. Therefore, on the track, the agility is exalted to the great. If we then add the electronically controlled suspensions, and the front and multilink deformable quadrilateral layouts (patterns that ensure an optimal camber recovery in the curves) then we will have the complete picture of the situation. Not forgetting the quality of the steering, direct but not very direct and characterized by the right load at high speeds.