car news Fun

Spotted: a Jaguar F-Type SVR

March 8, 2024

In 2013, Jaguar came out with the F-Type as the spiritual successor to the legendary E-Type. Hence also the succeeding letter. Not only is the F-Type a successor in name, but also in type of car. A coupe (or convertible) that not only sports top performance, but also offers the necessary luxury for a longer journey. In terms of design, too, the Jaguar F-Type is a modern E-Type: a long hood, a gracefully curved roofline and a short rear end. And also: a timeless design. The original E-Type remained in production for thirteen years without changing too much. When the F-Type went out of production after about a decade, it still didn’t look outdated either.

A black Jaguar F-Type SVR sports car is shown in a dark room.

The Jaguar F-Type SVR is parked in front of a city skyline.

Jaguar F-Type SVR

In 2016, the range was expanded to include the Jaguar F-Type SVR, a sporty premium model. Up front is the 5.0-liter V8 with power boosted to 423 kW (575 hp). That power is always transmitted to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. With that, the coupe sprints to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and goes on to 322 km/h. The Convertible is a fraction less fast, for what it matters. By the way, we really enjoyed the coupe, as you can read in our driving test.

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR is parked on a mountain road.

The orange Jaguar F-Type SVR drives on a road near a lake.

The interior of the Jaguar F-Type SVR, as it was spotted.

No more Jaguar F-Type SVR … or is it?

In 2020, the Jaguar F-Type underwent a facelift for the 2021 model year. Along with the updated design, the trim lineup also went through a slight overhaul, with the SVR version dropped. Although, actually, not quite. The name disappeared, but the R version gained horsepower and henceforth delivered 575 hp. Thus, the R actually just became an SVR with a different name. Unfortunately, production of the F-Type ceased last year and there is no concrete sight of a successor for the time being….

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type SVR is parked on the side of a road.

The rear of a silver Jaguar F-Type SVR sports car was spotted.

The spotted specimen

Fortunately, we still have the photos – and the produced ones are still driving around in abundance. Also in the Netherlands. According to the RDW, there are as many as 857 Jaguar F-Types on Dutch license plates. Unfortunately, it is not possible to see how many of these are top model SVR. One of the Dutch SVRs we came across on the outskirts of Reeuwijk. This one is from 2020. It is not original Dutch, but it did come to our country that same year, according to the RDW.

In 2021, he got a Dutch owner for the first time. The latter did not keep it long, as in 2022 the current owner took possession of it. So who does enjoy his sporting Brit for several years now. He is also not afraid to use the car, as evidenced by the street dirt on the rear and at all by the fact that we encountered the car outside in a winter month. Many more sporting miles to come!

A silver Jaguar F-Type SVR sports car parked on the street, spotted.

A silver Jaguar F-Type SVR sports car parked in a parking lot, Spotted.

Spotted: a silver Jaguar F-Type SVR sports car parked in a parking lot.