If past experience is anything to go by, there’s a very good chance that a high-performance Jaguar XE variant will be offered and likely dubbed the XE SVR. To give us an idea of how such a model could look, X-Tomi Design has created the following rendering.
Taking inspiration from the Jaguar XFR-S, the car has adopted an aggressive front fascia, large gloss black sports wheels as well as a large rear spoiler. The resulting package is extremely unique looking and arguably more in-your-face than the BMW M3.
Prior to the reveal of the 2015 Jaguar XE a couple of days ago, reports surfaced suggesting that the Jaguar XE SVR will use Jaguar’s existing 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. This powertrain will reportedly be tuned to deliver a total of 489 hp helping the XE SVR to sprint to 100 km/h in a mere 4 seconds as well as an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. However, Jaguar recently confirmed that the XE will be capable of hitting over 300 km/h (186 mph) so this will likely come by unlocking the limiter at the customer’s request.
Mated to this potent engine will be the firm’s 8-speed automatic transmission with it set to be tweaked to provide faster gear changes for the car. Elsewhere, the Jaguar XE SVR will adopt larger performance brakes as well as revised and stiffer suspension and of crucial importance, an electronically controlled limited slip differential.
Auto Express says that testing for the XE SVR will be largely conducted at the Nurburgring so we should see prototypes hitting the track in the next 6 months or so.
The top of the range (for the moment) Jaguar XE S gets the 340 hp supercharged 3.0 litre V6, an engine we drove quite extensively in the F-Type V6. A torque figure of 450Nm allows a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Both figures make the XE S an impressive proposition!
[Via X-Tomi Design]