By Otsile Kadiege
After a brief teaser campaign on social media, Jaguar has lifted the veils off a new bespoke model based on the British marque’s most potent F-Pace – the F-Pace SVR. Officially dubbed the Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988, the limited edition model features a unique Midnight Amethyst paint, Champagne Gold forged alloy wheels and exclusive Sunset Gold accents inspired by Jaguar’s rich racing heritage. The Edition 1988 name, and the total number of cars to be built by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division (394 examples), pays tribute to the number of laps completed by the winning XJR-9 LM at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988.
Bespoke Edition 1988 exterior
The exclusive F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 is the first limited edition of Jaguar’s pinnacle high-performance SUV, created by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke. Bespoke features includes a specially-formulated Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork, Champagne Gold Satin 22-inch forged alloy wheels, Sunset Gold Satin exterior and interior detailing, plus a ‘One of 394’ SV Bespoke commissioning graphic.
Edition 1988 is also unique in featuring a Sunset Gold Satin Jaguar leaper and script on the tailgate. A laser-etched Edition 1988 logo is applied to each front wing panel. In addition to the F-Pace SVR Black Pack components fitted as standard on Edition 1988, Gloss Black finishes are extended to the door mirror caps, brake calipers, wheel centre caps and the letter R on the SVR badging.
Bespoke Edition 1988 interior
Further enhancing the refined and luxurious interior of F-Pace SVR are open-pore carbon fibre finishers, semi-aniline Ebony leather upholstery and exclusive Sunset Gold Satin detailing across the dashboard, steering wheel spokes, gear shift paddles and the heated-and-cooled front Performance Seats. The Jaguar leaper and horn ring on the steering wheel receive a Satin Black finish, while subtle SV Bespoke and Edition 1988 branding on the illuminated tread-plates and dashboard completes the package.
Powering the Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 is a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine developing 405 kW and 700 Nm. Power is sent to all four paws via an 8-speed transmission and the new Dynamic Launch function helps propel from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds until it reaches a top speed of 286 km/h.
The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 will be presented alongside the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 on Special Vehicle Operations’ display at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 8-12, and makes its dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23-26. Only five F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 units will make their way to South Africa with pricing and availability to be announced at a later stage.
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