Jaguar F-Type SVR is here, top speed stands at 200 mph [video] image

The Range Rover Sport SVR was quite lonely in the British group’s model range so its Jaguar brethren have decided to offer a companion – the new F-Type SVR, which is going to be presented to the public during the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The high-performance model, which can be had in both coupe and cabriolet form, will make the jump from March’s Geneva Motor Show to the worldwide dealerships in summer as it was designed and engineered to fulfill the “sports car’s full potential while retaining its day-to-day usability.” The automaker has remained rather tight lipped surrounding details of this new and aggressive model but we can still pass our own judgments: we have a dynamic front end with massive air intakes and a new splitter. We also noticed the ventilated hood, titanium exhaust system, and active rear spoiler set to have its own autonomous mind to perform extensions and retractions according to the vehicle’s speed and aerodynamic needs. Also of prime importance are the set of 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires.

The cabin remains a familiar affair and designers appear to have opted for a sports steering wheel, some brush aluminum trim and quilted Performance seats with an Argyle-inspired pattern. While Jaguar has not delivered the car’s specs, we can safely assume the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine from the RR Sport SVR carries over with its 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. An automatic eight-speed will take charge to handle power transmission to the all-wheel drive system and the leak from the other day mentioned a top speed of 200 mph and a 0-62 mph sprint of just 3.7 seconds – while the convertible will indeed top out at “just” 193 mph.