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Jaguar F-Type SVR to have all-wheel drive

Snapshot: Next year's Jaguar F-Type SVR will be offered with an all-wheel drive system.

For those who need even more power than the Jaguar F-Type R, wait until next year when the range-topping SVR version will be out with more than 600 bhp generated by an evolution of the supercharged V8 5.0-liter engine. Power is going to be channeled to an all-wheel drive system, according to British magazine CAR after seeing several spy shots with an engineering mule that was testing an AWD system. This probably means a manual gearbox is being ruled out as currently only rear-wheel drive versions of the F-Type can be specified with a manual transmission.

Sitting on top of the F-Type range, the hardcore derivative will come with an even more aggressive body benefiting from aerodynamic tweaks as seen in the F-Type Project 7. Expect to see a large rear wing, prominent rear diffuser and larger air intakes while the ceramic brakes will also be enlarged to match the added output of the engine.

It will be interesting to see whether the SVR version will be offered only as a coupe or if it will be sold also as a convertible. The added power and a more aerodynamic body will contribute to stellar performances so expect the 0-100 kmph sprint to take less than four seconds while top speed will most likely go beyond the 300 kmph mark.

Jaguar hasn’t provided a timetable as to when the F-Type SVR will be released, but most likely we will see it in the first half of 2016, possibly in March at the Geneva Motor Show. It will likely be a regular production model rather than a limited-run special edition taking into account the Range Rover Sport SVR is a permanent entry in Land Rover’s catalog.

Following the release of the F-Type SVR, Jaguar Land Rover could decide to start work on a Range Rover Evoque SVR if we were to believe recent reports.

Source: CAR

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