Jaguar could be busy working on an exclusive new 600bhp version of the F-TYPE, according to a report from Motor Trend magazine.
Although details are scant, the magazine’s website has claimed that a new version of the stunning sports car could be in the works, carrying the same SVR badge as the new Range Rover Sport SVR.
The product of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Vehicle Operations division, the manufacturer announced last year that the SVR designation would be affixed to all exclusive high-performance models in the future.
Given that the F-TYPE R has an output of 550bhp and the limited-edition Project 7 version of the model churned out an even higher 575bhp, it’s likely that the SVR would produce 600bhp or more.
If true, it would likely feature much of the same lightweight components as featured on the Project 7, like a carbon fibre aero kit and carbon ceramic brakes for ultimate stopping power.
Undoubtedly it’ll be fast too, and should be able to hit 62mph in a supercar-bothering three seconds or so, while all-wheel drive is likely after being introduced on the standard Jaguar F-TYPE range.
If rumours and previous reports are to be believed, the Special Operations team may also have other surprises in the pipeline, including a unique custom model built from the ground up.
While the division has so far been creating high-performance versions of existing Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, according to the team’s head it could soon be making models all of its own.
John Edwards, head of Special Operations, said: “We’re certainly looking at that, and we’ve got the capability to do that. Is there an opportunity for us to do a completely stand-alone car? Maybe.”
Speaking to financial media publication Bloomberg, Mr Edwards said that designing a totally unique new car from the ground up would be the perfect opportunity to “stretch the Jaguar Land Rover brand”.
If Special Operations does go down that route, it could follow closely in the footsteps of Mercedes’ AMG unit, commissioning special edition halo cars like the SLS and AMG GT.
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However, any Jaguar Land Rover model would no doubt be rooted deep in the history of prestige of both Jaguar and Land Rover, albeit with more powerful engines, track-tuned setups and higher price tags.
Although Jaguar Land Rover has yet to confirm any of this, given that the Special Operations department is currently expanding its capabilities it’s not unthinkable.
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