The Jaguar F-Type SVR is a 200-mph monster
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The Jaguar F-Type SVR is a 200-mph monster

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[SOUND] [MUSIC] This is the latest version of the Jaguar F type. It's the SVR and Jag says it'll do 200 miles an hour. So I'm going to see how close to that magic number I can get. Tag you're it! Do you're quickest. We are in max mode. Hands off the paddles, car knows best. [SOUND] Makes hell of a good rocket. [SOUND] Yes. A very long straightness. It's going quite quickly. Quickly. Jesus Christ, that is fast. Take the adult pills today. Great [SOUND] It so fast. That's 150. That's 160. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. 170. Come on needle. 180. Driving is really great. There's the run off. That's good. Let's use all the run off. [LAUGH] Well, that was a bit brisk Right. Now that is done. Meet the F-Type SVR. The fastest F-Type you can buy. [MUSIC] The SVR is the brain child of Jaguar Land Rover's special vehicle operations. JLR's n division if you will. Svo's cars come in three flavors. SVR, the fast ones, SVX the off road ones and Sv autobiography. For the plush, luxurious ones. SVL would have made more sense but, no matter. Now SVR cars will always have a few things different, compared to the cars they're based on. For example they'll be faster, more powerful, lighter, have better aerodynamics, look a bit different And a better driver information and it will be all wheel drive, so pretty much any numpty can drive it quickly into a corner and hopefully not fall off or at least stand a better chance. So what's SBO done with the all wheel drive F type? All then well the wick's been cranked up to 567 break horse power, 575 metric, and 516 Pounds soot. There are two versions to choose from, a coupe and a convertible. The hard top will hit 200 miles an hour, the soft top a mere 195, pathetic. Those hit 62 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds. Now the SVL Cooper is 25 kilos lighter than a normal If you can call it that, all wheel drive, S-Type R. However, with a few options you can make that 50 kilos lighter. In the [INAUDIBLE] well, you've got a redesigned front end, a flat under body, and an all carbon fiber all active It s wing, its chassis has been fiddled with as have the dampers, anti-roll bars and springs. There are lighter wheels shod with wider tires to make it go quicker as well. To ensure it stops properly, Jag's fitted carbon ceramic brakes. Which is good because you want to hammer the throttle a fair bit to hear the titanium exhaust do its thing. Now, the standard S5 car makes one of the dirtiest noises around. But, fo some people that, simply, isn't enough. So, they get this. [ENGINE NOISE] [SOUND] This is one of those I'm glad it exists cars. The regular F type is wonderful the [UNKNOWN] [INAUDIBLE] slippery treat that's needlessly powerful and all the best are for it. They've taken the [UNKNOWN] and just moved it on an extra level. This is peak F type, this is about as quick As your probably gonna get one for now at least and about as comfortable as well. Whatever the guys at SBO did with the ride and the suspension, well when you're properly on it, when you're in dynamic mode and hammering around the corner it feels planted, it feels safe. It gives you confidence to go around a corner just that little bit quicker. But when your in comfort mode on a horrible bumpy road It just feels a little smoother. Just that little bit more comfortable than you get in a normal s type. Which I find very weird, because if you're gonna have the top of the range make a quick one, surely you're going to have to lose something as a result. Normally it's ride comfort. But here, that's not the case, it really isn't. Now the car is running great. [SOUND] My. They work. I have to break from a 180th to nothing. And this if that and is a surprisingly short distance. Yeah. Fell off the track. I was trying to get a few more miles per hour out of it. They are colossally good. When you first use them, they even feel a little bit over so at a low speed or when you properly hammering it. You'll think, no. What's going on. But Once you get to grips with them, once you learn them, man, they work. Gearbox eight speed auto, fantastic. Smooth, you don't even notice it when you're in your normal, comfort driving round town mode. But when you slip the car into dynamic, that's when you start to feel it. You get a little bit of a nudge and it gets a little bit aggressive and it makes you fell like a proper [SOUND] Sporty car. If you press the traction control button just a little bit, you'll get into something called track DSC. It let's you feel the calm, move around a bit more on the road, it gives you a little bit more freedom, and can make you feel something like a hero. You can turn it all up. What I will say is that it actually takes quite a bit of effort to get the SPR Even feeling remotely out of shape. The kind of speeds you need to be doing are very, very high. The centerpiece of this is the drama, the sensation, the feeling that it gives you, the drive. That you don't have to lose anything to get an immensely satisfying drive. Take the 911GT3R RS for example, it is one of the fastest, one of the bestest cars I've ever driven, ever. It is truly fantastic. Driving it on a motorway, made me want to harm myself because it was so loud, and so bumpy, and so uncomfortable. The chin spoiler, made you feel like you had to look out for every single bump. Just in case you rip the front end off. And then you go to the other extreme. Say an Astin Vanquish. It makes a lovely noise. It feels great. It looks awesome. But there's something missing there. This is sort of an amalgam of the two. You have this really lovely ride. A fantastic noise Ways. And incomprehensible speed, like world-bending speed. This is a 200 mph car. It is, [SOUND] that fast. Each little bit adds up to make this a brilliant driving experience. My favorite bit, honestly, is the noise. [SOUND] This exhaust system is disgusting, and I love it. [SOUND] [NOISE] It's programmed to about three to three and a half thousand RPM. If you rev it up then lift off you get all the cracks and pops and bubbles that makes it sound like gunfire. [NOISE] Knock it down a gear, stick it into dynamic, and push the no g button. On the panel Shift into second and then go. It's simply savage. You don't quite get that impression on the circuit but on the road everything just turns into a blur, a really awesome blur. It's one of the best sounding v8s I've ever I've had two days driving it, and I love every single minute. You get the impression the the SVR is the car the F-type was always waiting to be. More noise, more power, and more everything was always going to happen somewhere down the line. But this isn't a stripped out, road-legal racer like GT3RS. No. At it's core, it's still very much a Jaguar. Smooth Comfortable and accessible at pretty much any speed. In short, it's fantastic. [MUSIC]

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