Super strong, super fast, super on the ground: The Jaguar F-Pace SVR combines features that seem incompatible. The top version of the big SUV of the British luxury brand was now in the French Maritime Alps, the honor.
To get to the 1700 meter high Mont Lachens in the French department of Var by car, you can take a narrow but well-developed forest road with a seemingly endless number of hairpin bends. Or, from the small village of La Roque-Esclapon, you can work your way up a stony, washed-out path that balances constantly on a steep slope.
Only something for Gelndegnger, like the Jaguar F-Pace SVR. The top version of the F-Pace, with which Jaguar 2016 entered the booming market of the SUV, has no problems with its 405 kW / 550 hp V8 petrol engine to master the inclines, with the All Surface Progress Control (ASPC ), the driver safely walks past dangerous spots (previously identified by the Land Rover Experience team with Steinmnchen), and the SVR's all-wheel drive also heaves the two-ton technology across deep cross grooves.
Above, in the small paraglider parking lot, just below the summit, the small fleet of a dozen F-Pace SVR gathers together. Time to take a look at the special features of the body after the extravagant driving experience with the 100,000-euro vehicle (especially Jaguar head designer Ian Calum as an expert available). The model developed by the Jaguar Land Rover SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) division sets itself apart from the other variants of the F-Pace family with its special SVR aerodynamics package.
These include larger air intakes in the front of the vehicle and, above all, the openings in the front wheel arch linings. Special front and Heckstofngern, deeper drawn side skirts and new roof spoiler provide better cooling, less buoyancy and air resistance and optimized directional stability.
Down the Mont Lachens it goes on the mentioned forest road, opportunity to test on the tight winding asphalt road the newly tuned chassis with firmer Dmpfern and front by 30 and rear ten percent increased spring rates.
Patience is the order of the day on the narrow Routes Departementales and National Road 202. Because here, along the Verdon and the Var, curve after curve, and on the few stretches, where a overtaking is possible, you may not cheat on the wide – and breakneck – lurching – Camions past. Especially since there are more uncomfortable "jobs" than the driver's seat of the F-Pace SVR.
In addition to the lush interior of the F-Pace, the SVR offers some delicacies, starting with the seats: they are slim and 14-way adjustable. The gear selector lever of the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and a heated leather sports steering wheel with SVR emblem and aluminum paddle shifters underline the sporty character of the model. A Wifi hotspot for up to eight external devices, the passengers are always "connected"; Also standard are the Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen and the 12.3-inch instrument display.
The valley of the Var widens and with it the possibility to try out the sprint and sprints of the SVR. The 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine of the F-Pace SVR delivers 550 hp – an increase of over 80 percent compared to the hitherto strongest models 30t and 30d with six-cylinder engine. With a maximum torque of 680 Newton meters, the SVR accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds; the highest speed is 283 km / h.
The automatic transmission directs the power of the large gasoline engine with significant gear changes on both drive axles, the power distribution is variable depending on the road conditions and weather conditions. On dry roads the SVR is a pure rear-wheel drive.
These data already reveal that the F-Pace SVR is not a fuel-efficient model. It consumes 11.9 liters per 100 kilometers on average and CO2 emissions were calculated at 272 grams per kilometer.
For more difficult road conditions, there are a number of control systems available that have been specifically re-tuned for the SVR. Brand new in the series is an electronically active differential on the rear axle. The All Surface Progress Control traction control system and Adaptive Surface Response (similar to the Land Rover and Range Rover Terrain Response System) give the SVR a secure grip in all conceivable surfaces and weather conditions.
The Gelnde Jaguars approach Nice – where luxury cars are part of the street scene. Unmistakably plays the SVR in this league in front, with the competition from Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and from the house (Range Rover Sport SVR) comes. Exclusivity has its price: 100.100 Euro are the basic price in the price list and you can easily spend a few thousand for special requests.
The article "Jaguar F-Pace SVR – athlete in the Alps and on asphalt" was added on April 23, 2013 in the category Driving Report by Jrgen Strein with the keywords Driving Report, SUV, Luxury, Test Report, Press Preview, Test, Report, Short Test, Presentation released.