First spotted undergoing performance testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR has now been snapped out on the public roads of Spain for hot weather testing, and as suggested earlier, it’s set to pack quite a bit more than the S model’s supercharged petrol V6 with 380 hp – read our drive report of the F-Pace, here.

With rivals such as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Mercedes-AMG GLE 63, BMW X5 M, Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio and even its own, not-too-distant cousin, the Range Rover Sport SVR all packing more than 500 hp, it’s natural that Jaguar will want to step into this ring suitably equipped. The supercharged, 5.0 litre V8 which produces 567 hp and 700 Nm of torque in the F-Type SVR is expected to power this hotter version.

Differences from the F-Pace SVR’s last outing at the ‘Ring are limited to a different, larger set of wheels, presumably housing uprated brakes and alongside them, enhanced suspension to support the SVR’s significantly increased performance, while mesh shrouds dual-twin exhaust outlets at the back, as well as over the massive air intakes along the sides of the front bumper.

The F-Pace SVR is expected to retain all-wheel drive for the channelling of its prodigious outputs to the road; the F-Type SVR from which its is expected to derive its drivetrain from is already all-wheel drive. The F-Type SVR hits 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.5 seconds – expect the relatively taller and more portly F-Pace SVR to take closer to four seconds for the same run.


GALLERY: Jaguar F-Pace driven in Montenegro