New Jaguar F-Pace SVR faster than before

Range-topping 542bhp F-Pace SVR benefits from new launch control function and updated technology

  • Quicker 0-62mph time and higher top speed
  • New Pivi Pro infotainment system fitted
  • Priced from £77,595

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR has been updated for 2020, bringing it in line with the rest of the facelifted F-Pace range. Many of its performance parts have been upgraded, so the car’s slightly faster than the pre-facelift model. You can order the F-Pace SVR now, with prices starting at £77,595.

Produced by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the SVR is Jaguar’s answer to the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, BMW X3 M and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

The 542bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine under the bonnet has been tweaked to make more torque for the latest model, and a new ‘Dynamic Launch’ function has dropped the 0-62mph time by 0.3 seconds to four seconds flat. The top speed is now higher at 178mph, while fuel efficiency has been marginally improved; you still can’t expect more than 23mpg, however.

The updated car also has a new steering rack and retuned dampers to improve handling and ride comfort, and the brakes have also been reworked to provide even more stopping power. You can apply ‘Comfort’ or ‘Dynamic’ drive mode settings to the throttle response, gearbox, steering and suspension, while a JaguarDrive Control system lets you cycle through Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow and Dynamic options.

Inside, the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR benefits from the company’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, which is being rolled out across the Jaguar Land Rover line-up. The 11.4-inch curved touchscreen boasts dual-sim capability, so you can connect two phones at once, and a separate battery to make sure it boots up quickly. Software updates happen over-the-air.

Jaguar has also fitted ‘Active Road Noise Cancellation’, which should filter out unwanted ambient noise without obscuring the sound of the engine. Optional equipment includes a head-up display, wireless phone charging, carbon-fibre interior trim and slim leather sports seats.

The interior has been redesigned to welcome the Pivi Pro screens, with Jaguar taking the opportunity to use a wider selection of sporty materials. The digital instrument binnacle is covered in Alcantara suede, the gearshift paddles are made from zinc-alloy and there are SVR-exclusive touches dotted around the cabin.

Read the latest on Jaguar here or check out our review of the standard Jaguar F-Pace for more information.

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