It’s the most extreme SVO product so far
There’s been fast road-going Jaguars before, but none where the explicit mission was to extract the fastest possible lap time. Mark Stanton, Director of JLR’s SVO department calls it a “no constraints vehicle.” In fact, 80 per cent of the parts are new or upgraded over the standard XE.
We know the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 well from other Jag (and Land Rover) products, but here it’s been cranked up to 592bhp, and by using an adapted version of the F-Type SVR’s four-wheel drive system, it can charge from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds, and kiss 200mph flat out.
There’s height-adjustable suspension, adjustable aero, carbon-ceramic brakes, the option of two- or four-seat configurations, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and 122kg of downforce at 186mph, while 75 per cent of the exterior has changed.