Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez has topped out the brand-new Jaguar F-Type SVR.
As part of a new promotional video, Rodriguez took the wheel of the fastest F-Type ever made reaching its top speed of 201 mph.The indicated 201 mph run marks Rodriguez’s new personal fastest speed ever achieved.
“Driving this car was insane! I’ve now broken my personal speed record in the beautiful Jaguar F-TYPE SVR,” Rodriguez said about the attempt. “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.”
The event took place on a closed piece of highway out in the middle of the Nevada desert. The same piece of road is also used for the yearly Silver State Classic Challenge road race.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR can be differentiated from the regular F-Type variants through its slightly more aggressive stance as a result of an upgraded aerodynamics package. What really sets the SVR apart from its siblings is of course the power upgrade, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 has been fine-tuned to produce 575 hp and 700 Nm of torque. That is 25 hp more than the previous range-topping F-Type.
The performance upgrade translates to a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.7 seconds, which is a 0.2 second increase over the previous F-Type record. To go with the additional performance, safety and security is everything which is why the SVR comes with carbon ceramic brakes as standard. The fancy braking system also plays a large role in the SVR’s weight saving program, saving a total of 21 kilograms. Additional weight savings are attributed to a new lightweight titanium exhaust system saving 12 kilograms and forged aluminum wheels saving a further 10 kilograms of weight.