With its latest updates, the Jaguar F-Pace saw a host of significant changes headed its way for 2021. The most obvious: ditching the V6. While we might have thought that could be bad news for the supercharged, 550-hp V8-powered F-Pace SVR, it’s not. The potent performance crossover is not only sticking around for 2021 but sees a lot of the same substantive updates that made their way to the more pedestrian versions of the F-Pace.
Let’s talk about the most important part of the new F-Pace SVR: The engine. For those familiar with SVR-badged Jags, this could be a nice refresher. Under the 2021 F-Pace’s hood is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8. In F-Pace trim the engine makes 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission before making its way to the all-wheel-drive system. All that means this Jaguar crossover can hit 60 mph from a standing start in only 3.8-seconds.
Helping you take advantage of the potent V8, Jaguar also updated the 2021 F-Pace’s brakes and steering, adding a new, electric power-steering system promising more immediacy. There’s also a new power brake booster, along with a recalibrated system promising a sportier pedal. Jaguar also used the changes in the F-Pace’s bodywork to help better cool the brakes.
Like its less powerful stablemates, the 2021 SVR sees serious cabin updates. Handling the infotainment is an 11.4-inch touch screen running the same Pivi Pro system. As you’d expect, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make the cut. The revised infotainment screen also means the interior looks considerably different than the outgoing 2020 models.
We’d expect this to lag slightly behind the latest F-Pace, which hit dealers in 2021. With today’s SVRs commanding $81,750, we expect that number to rise slightly with this new model.
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