Be Prepared! Jaguar’s XE SVR Spotted At The Nurburgring


jaguar xe svr

The entry level Jaguar XE has been on sale for little while now, and perhaps apart from some aspects of reliability, it’s proven to be a very good car.

Pointless to have the diesel now, but the 335bhp 3.0 litre V6 version was a fine sports saloon.  Even without a limited slip diff, it was a modern successor to the achingly pretty MK2 3.4 of the 1960s.

Now however, the engineers at SVO have got into playing with the XE.  And according to Auto Express magazine, a beast has been spotted at the Nurburgring earlier this week, looked to be a shouty M3 killer!  The XE SVR!

 

What’s To Be Expected?

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Note the 2 extra exhausts!

The Jaguar XE SVR is expected to use their much loved 5.0 litre supercharged V8.  Which in the bonkers F-Type SVR, churns out 567bhp and 700 N.m of torque.

Expect the XE brother to be toned down in power slightly to around the 510 mark.  Nevertheless, this car is capable of demonising the BMW M3 until blood pours from it’s eyes!

Expect an AWD system to be fitted to this car as well, as this will handle the insane power delivery over the short wheelbase.  A rear drive setup could be possible, but you’ll need the skills of a bat to handle it.

Jaguar XE SVR?  Sounds more like the Jaguar ‘I will make the Germans cry on the floor like poufs!’

 

What About The Other Important Things?

jaguar xe svr
The Jaguar XE SVR is likely to cost around the £60,000 margin, or even more depending on options.

The Jaguar XE SVR is shaping up to look like a modern, carbon brake successor to the revolutionary MK2 3.8!  That was Jaguar’s smallest saloon car with a 220bhp straight six from the glorious E-Type!

But that car wasn’t only fabulous because of it’s incredible performance, but because of the way it handled!  That’s why so many criminals at the time used them as getaway cars.

And so for the XE SVR to keep hold of that, the engineers are allegedly experimenting with carbon ceramic brakes to make it stop as well as it goes.

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