The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR, the fastest series production Jaguar vehicle ever, has been put through its first high speed test drive with Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez at the wheel. On a closed highway in the Nevada desert, home to the world renowned Silver State Classic Challenge road race, the actress pushed the F-TYPE SVR Coupe to its top speed with the speedometer indicating 201mph – a personal top speed for the star.
Michelle Rodriguez said: “Driving this car was insane! I’ve now broken my personal speed record in the beautiful Jaguar F-TYPE SVR. Reaching 201mph felt amazing, the car drove really smoothly, all my corrections were minimal, I was super focused, and it really reacted in all the right ways. I don’t think I’d ever go this fast without a professional driver seated next to me, but oh man, it was an incredible feeling.”
Developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter, quicker, faster and more powerful while remaining useable day-to-day, the F-TYPE SVR elevates the F-TYPE model range as the ultimate Jaguar sports car.
John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Building upon the award-winning F-TYPE was a challenging objective. Everything in terms of handling, design, sound and performance had to be taken to a new level, and is what the new F-TYPE SVR delivers. It is a 200mph supercar, but above all one that is designed to be driven every day.”
The F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR and fastest F-TYPE ever. Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, and, in coupe trim, the new Jaguar joins an elite club of cars capable of accelerating to 200 mph.
Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.