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Jaguar F-Pace SVR 2018 pricing and specs confirmed

The supercharged F-Pace SVR mid-size SUV sprints from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.3 seconds.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has set pricing for its new F-Pace SVR at $140,020 plus on-road costs, with the mid-size performance SUV available to order now ahead of its Australian launch towards the end of the year.

Tuned by Jaguar Land Rover's go-fast division Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the hard-charging F-Pace SVR commands a $36,600 premium over the current F-Pace S flagship.

The mid-size performance SUV is available to order now ahead of its Australian launch. The mid-size performance SUV is available to order now ahead of its Australian launch.

While the price leap for the new range-topper may sound steep, the SVR is equipped with a plethora of performance upgrades including a larger and more powerful engine, an upgraded driveline, sharper suspension, tweaked styling and a handful of peripheral goodies.

Under the bonnet sits a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 tuned to the sound of 404kW and 680Nm, pulling the mid-size SUV from 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds.

In terms of rivals, the performance Brit will find itself in a Mexican stand-off with the yet-to-be-revealed BMW X3 M, and the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S wagon. The later will check in at $164,900 before on-road costs when it's released later this year. 

For comparison, the AMG makes 375kW of power and 700Nm of torque from its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which translates to a claimed 0-100km/h figure of 3.8 seconds; 0.5 seconds quicker than the Jag.

Sales of the F-Pace spiked in 2017, with 1275 units sold to the end of December. This placed the Jaguar 10th in the over-$60,000 mid-size SUV segment following models including the Land Rover Discovery Sport (4547), Mercedes-Benz GLC (4109), BMW X3 (3671), Audi Q5 (3364) and Range Rover Evoque (2909).

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