Why should I want it?
Jaguar describes its hot SVR version of the F-Pace as “sportscar performance, SUV design” and one look at the beefy front air intakes and bodykit confirms the point that this is a beast. Powered by a 550hp 5.0-litre V8 engine, it makes a particularly nice noise, but the SVR also offers a surprisingly composed and compliant ride for such a potent performance vehicle.
Why can’t I have it?
It’s so much money! And then the overall efficiency is something of an issue compared with that of the 510hp BMW X3M, which is quicker as well as a couple of miles per gallon and 33g/km better. The interior is also lacking in something to turn a £40,000 regular F-Pace into a £75,000 range-topping performance machine.
Arguments to use on the fleet manager
That decent ride quality joins the SUV practicality in providing incredibly rapid space in a package suitable for all the family. Residual values are over 40% over three years and 60,000 miles of pretty crippling fuel cost.
More fleety alternative
The R-Sport trim level on a regular F-Pace is a styling statement that isn’t too far away from the SVR, and in 163hp front-drive diesel form that means 140g/km – almost half the emissions of the performance model – and a sub-£39,000 price tag.
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