Jaguar R and SVR models

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Jaguar R, Jaguar/Land Rover SVR
Jaguar R Logo.jpg
ManufacturerJaguar LandRover.svg Land Rover
Production1995 — present
AssemblyJaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC
Castle Bromwich Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassSports cars (S)
LayoutFront-engine, all-wheel-drive
RelatedJaguar XJ220

Jaguar R and SVR models are a range of high performance versions of certain car models of the British automotive companies Jaguar and Land Rover. These cars primarily focus on enhanced "sport" performance. Jaguar began producing R models in 1995 with the introduction of the first XJR, and began producing R-S models with the introduction of the 2012 XKR-S. The R-S marque has since been replaced by the SVR (Special Vehicle Racing) marque, which was first introduced on the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR. On 11 August 2014, the Range Rover Sport SVR was announced by Land Rover at Pebble Beach. The model sports a number of aesthetic alterations and performance improvements. This vehicle was introduced for the 2015 model year.


The 1995 XJR was powered by a supercharged 6-cylinder engine, the car produced approximately 322 horsepower. With the revamped line of engines, the powerplant would be based on an eight-cylinder engine with supercharger from 1997 to present. The 1997–2003 XJR produced 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 385 pound-feet (522 N⋅m) of torque, taking the car to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5 seconds. The new aluminium bodyshell from 2004 to 2009 and increased power to 400 hp (298 kW) and enhanced computer systems decreased the time to 60 mph (97 km/h) to 4.8 seconds. Starting after year 2000, XJRs were equipped with Jaguar's CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension), which helped firm up the ride in sporty driving without compromising comfort during day-to-day use.

The first XKR was introduced in 1997 and kept with the same power increases as the XJR except for after 2006 the power in the XKR was boosted to 420 hp (313 kW). The S-Type R had a short production run from 2003 to 2008, and came equipped with the same 400 horsepower (298 kW) supercharged V8 as the other R models. It was replaced by the XFR, featuring a 5.0 L supercharged V8 producing 510 hp (380 kW).


S Models[edit]

Jaguar offers an "S" variant on many of their vehicles, which includes sportier styling on both the exterior and interior, more horsepower, and a firmer suspension.


  1. ^ a b c "r_Specifications". Jaguar Cars.
  2. ^ "r_Specifications". Jaguar Cars.

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