The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is the rare refreshed model with a hard expiration date, since Jaguar has announced that it will transition to an all-EV lineup by 2025. In the meantime, this makes a fine last hurrah for Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-liter V-8.
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The F-Pace isn’t the quickest SUV in its class, but it would be one of the easiest ones to live with.
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A new front end looks more aggressive, befitting the SVR’s intentions.
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The revised bodywork helps raise top speed by 3 mph to 178.
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In Dynamic mode, the SVR generally sends 100 percent of its torque to the rear axle.
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Increased adjustability means you can keep the rear torque bias while, say, softening up the suspension.
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Like the revised F-type, the F-Pace SVR’s V-8 gets a more subdued exhaust, doing without the cascades of tailpipe fireworks during lift-throttle situations.
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The V-8’s power output remains the same at 550 horsepower, but torque climbs 14 pound-feet to 516.
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The reprogrammed transmission conspires to knock 0.3 second off the zero-to-60-mph time, which we estimate at 3.8 seconds.
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The Ford plant that built the F-Pace SVR’s V-8 has shuttered, but JLR has continued production in-house. This engine is also finding a home in the new Land Rover Defender.
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Inside, the new Pivi Pro infotainment system is a huge improvement over the old InControl Touch Pro system.
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