OUR FIRST taste of JLR’s new Special Vehicle Operations hi-po division was the not necessarily representative Rangie Sport SVR. Now it’s turning its talents to Jag’s V8 F-Type, and the result promises to be quite something.
Power from the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 will rise to around 447kW/700Nm, dropping the 0-100km/h time to 3.5sec thanks to all-wheel drive. Carbon-ceramic brakes appear, while a range of lightweight and aerodynamic measures lifted from the limited edition Project 7 will improve handling and differentiate it visually.
Expect a $300K-plus pricetag for the wildest F-Type yet.