The Jaguar F-Pace SVR’s character is distinctly different from European high-performance SUVs with “New Wave” twin-turbo V-6s and V-8s. Instead of that whoosh of depthless turbocharged torque, which can feel like riding on a gust of air, the F-Pace SVR’s 5-liter supercharged V-8 provides a spectacularly visceral experience, delivering growling, ferocious thrust in precise mechanical fashion.
With 550 hp and, just as importantly, 502 ft lbs of torque, the vehicle can be catapulted with style from a standstill, or in highway contests of speed. This highly evolved supercharged engine can be likened to a fine mechanical watch, the whirling supercharger its tourbillon. Old ways are oftentimes the best.