Jaguar is within the midst of a turnaround that may see the model remodel right into a purveyor of high-end electrical automobiles round 2025.
Sadly there will not be any new car launches earlier than then, however Jaguar plans to maintain issues attention-grabbing by introducing updates and particular variations of its present lineup.
The newest is the F-Tempo SVR Version 1988 which honors Jaguar’s XJR-9 LM that gained general on the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans. A complete 394 examples will probably be constructed, the quantity representing the quantity of laps the XJR-9 LM made within the 1988 Le Mans race, and a restricted variety of these will probably be supplied within the U.S. for the 2023 mannequin yr.
Particular touches on the F-Tempo SVR Version 1988 embody a singular paint end known as Midnight Amethyst Gloss. There’s additionally a set of 22-inch cast alloys completed in a shade known as Champagne Gold Satin. The colour mixture is just like the livery of the race-winning XLR-9 LM.
1988 Jaguar XJR-9 LM
Satin gold accents will also be discovered on the car’s badges, in addition to a singular “Version 1988” badge discovered on every of the entrance fenders. Detailing in satin gold extends into the cabin the place it may be discovered throughout the dashboard, steering wheel spokes, gear shift paddles and the heated-and-cooled entrance seats. That is contrasted with darkish parts, similar to carbon fiber accents and black leather-based trim.
The particular touches have been dealt with by SV Bespoke, the personalization arm of Jaguar Land Rover’s SVO (Particular Car Operations) division.
The present F-Tempo SVR was launched for the 2021 mannequin yr. The high-performance crossover is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 that delivers 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. It is sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.8 seconds and a prime velocity of 178 mph.
Each the F-Tempo SVR Version 1988 and the race-winning XJR-9 LM will probably be on show on the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans, scheduled for the weekend beginning June 11. They may even be on show on the 2022 Goodwood Pageant of Pace operating June 23-26 within the U.Okay.