The 2016 Geneva Motor Show starts on March 1. That’s still a few weeks away, but Jaguar has already begun to release details on at least one of the cars it will show there. The car in question is the 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR. The company announced the car in a press release on January 26, and should be releasing images and more details by February 17. With anticipation for the Jaguar F-TYPE at a fever pitch, the SVR adds still more fuel to the fire.
Here’s what we know so far:
Let’s start with the name. SVR is the new Jaguar nomenclature for its top-of-the-line models, fitting into the lineup above the “R” trim, and replacing the S-R and S-R GT nomenclature the company had used previously. Nomenclature is all well and good, but you’re probably wondering, “How fast will it go?” The word from Jaguar is that the car will top out at 200 miles per hour, though there’s no official word — yet — on what changes are being made to the F-Type to make that happen.
Not only is the 2017 F-TYPE SVR the first Jaguar to carry the SVR designation, it’s also the first production car to come out of Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations. SVO Director John Edwards promises an “all-weather supercar that you can drive every day” — which seems to hint at all-wheel drive — and also notes the SVR will be “lighter, faster and more powerful.”
More information is expected in the days ahead, and we’ll be reporting it as we have it. If you’d like to test drive the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE in the meantime, or you’d like to reserve a 2017 Jaguar XE, come to the Jaguar of Peabody showroom, browse our new Jaguar inventory, or contact our Jaguar service department for all your maintenance needs.