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Perhaps Jaguar were too preoccupied with the I-Pace electric SUV that they didn’t have much time to make something bespoke for the 2018 Geneva motor show. Everyone does it: Manufacturers save their best concepts or design studies for Switzerland, at what is arguably the most important motor show of the year. But when you’re Jaguar-Land Rover and you don’t produce that many concepts anymore (to minimise the risk of unscrupulous Chinese companies copying them) and you’ve spent a significant part of the last few months finishing your first-ever battery-electric vehicle, this is what you come up with.
Six distinctive Graphic Packs for the Jaguar F-Type SVR will be shown to the world at the Geneva motor show, before being offered to customers in most major markets (ours included, “for a limited time”) as a no-cost option to bring a dash more heritage and distinction to the already loud and eye-catching sports car. The graphic packs were designed by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), and led by Design Director Ian Callum.
“The F-Type SVR is one of the most dynamic, dramatic, and fastest road cars ever created by Jaguar. The Graphic Pack perfectly complements its sporting character with a touch of heritage.” — Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar
The graphic packs add things like decals on the bonnet and sills that read ‘575’, alluding to the 575PS (or 423kW) of grunt under the bonnet. There are carbon bonnet louvers and side ingots to further underline the potency of the model.
Opting for the Graphics Pack also adds a contrast grille surround, side mirrors, and small “aero winglets.” The graphics pack doesn’t make any changes to the 20-inch lightweight alloys that the Jag comes with as standard, though you can opt for colour-matched brake callipers (if you car is either red or black). And if you go with the carbon ceramic brakes, those brakes will be painted yellow.
Changes inside are limited to illuminated ‘575’ tread plates, and a commemorative plaque.
There are a total of six ‘colourways’ to choose from, depending on the colour of the car. There’s White/Red, Black/Gold, Grey/Blue, Red/Black, Blue/Grey, or Silver/Black.
There are no mechanical changes to the F-Type, so expect to find a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 under the bonnet producing a dramatic 423kW and 700Nm, with power going to all-four wheels through an eight-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic gearbox. 100km/h can be hit from rest in just 3.7-seconds, accompanied by a raucous exhaust note.